Cr. Richard Foster playing cat and mouse

There are serious issues confronting the City of Melbourne (Such as open and transparent governance and this is the best Cr Richard Foster (@Richo_Foster ) can come up with.

T’was the day before Christmas and all through the Town Hall not a creature was stirring, not even Cr Mayne @MayneReport

Richard Foster is fast becoming a liability to the community not an asset. Prior to and immediately after his election Foster rightly claimed the high moral ground and called for an end to Secret Council meetings. Yet he has done nothing to raise the issue or to hold the Council to account by calling on it comply with the provisions of s89 of the Local Government Act. A quick look at some of Foster’s tweets raises serious doubt.

Richard Foster has fallen out with “Our Melbourne” Lord Mayor Candidate David Nolte, with Forster quickly disowning Nolte and speaking disparagingly about him around Town Hall.  Many local residents and constituents are also reporting that Foster has hidden himself behind the barriers of the bureaucracy and can not be contacted.  Yet he is reported to be prowling the corridors of Town Hall looking for maverick Stephen Mayne, another Melbourne City Councillor who is noted for his absence and lack of engagement or support for open transparent government.  Both should read s89 and think long and hard about the legal and moral obligations.

IKEA: Color Codes

If your renovating and planning on buying cabinets from IKEA you might like to know the color codes for IKEA cabinets.  This information was Kindly provided by IKEA in Richmond

FRONT NAMES Thickness Lacquer/surface NCS number Gloss
Abstrakt Black 19 mm ABS/modyfied Acrylic S 9000-N 88
Abstrakt Red 19 mm ABS/ PMMA/Acrylic S 3060-R 88
Abstrakt white 19 mm Pet/foil S 0500-N 88
Abstrakt grey 19 mm Pet/foil S-7500-N 88
Abstrakt yellow/white 19 mm Pet/PP 0804-Y50R 88
RUBRIK/Abstrakt green 19 mm Pet/melamine 3060-G70Y 88
Sofielund 19 mm PP/PP 3060-G70Y 88
Årsta 20,5 mm Pet/PP S0300-N 5
Applåd Orange 16 mm Acrylic/PUR S 2070-Y70R 30
Applåd Black 16 mm Acrylic/PUR S9000-N 30
Applåd Beige 16 mm Polyester S 3010-Y20R 35
Applåd Light pink 16 mm Acrylic/PUR S0907-R10B 30
Applåd New White 16 mm Polyester 0500-N 40
Applåd White 16 mm  Polyester S 0502-Y05R 55
Applåd blue/grey 16 mm Acrylic S 2010-B 25
Applåd New yel 16 mm Acrylic/PUR S 0570-Y 30
Askerum ash 19 mm Acrylic S 2010-Y10R 10
Askome 17 mm Acrylic S 0510-Y20R 10
Avsikt 20 mm Aluminium/Glass
Bäckebo 20 mm Acrylic Beech 5
Duverum 19 mm Polyester S 2005-Y10R 25
Duvbo 19 mm Polyester S 2005-Y30R 25
Fagerum/Land 18 mm Acrylic S 3020-Y20R 10
Hallarum 17 mm Acrylic S 3050-Y50R 10
Kalsebo 18,5 mm Acrylic S 3030-Y30R 10
Linjär 20 mm ABS/modyfied Acrylic S 4050-R80B 88
Lidingö 19 mm  Polyester S 0502-Y05R 55
Liljestad 18 mm Polyrethane S 8010-Y50R1 15
Härlig 16 mm Melamin foil S 0500-N 15
Nexus NN Birch 18,5 mm Acrylic S 1515-Y30R 10
Nexus birch 16,5 mm Acrylic S 1010-Y60R 25
Nexus Blackbrown 18,5 mm Acrylic S 8505-Y20R 15
Nexus Yellow-B 16,5mm Acrylic S 4040-Y30R 10
Nexus Brown 16,5 mm Acrylic S7010-Y50R 10
Ramsjö Black-brown 19,5mm Acrylic S8505-B80G 10
Ramsjö White 19,5mm Acrylic S1002-Y50R 10
Rubrik black 19,4 mm Glass 4 mm. S 9000-N 95
Rubrik green 19,4 mm Glass 4 mm. S 7020-G30Y 95
Rubrik Blue-Grey 19,4 mm Glass 4 mm. S8005-R80B 95
Rubrik Turquise 19,4 mm Glass 4 mm. S4020-B30G 95
Rubrik white 19,4 mm Glass 4 mm. S 1000-N 95
Solär white 20 mm Pet foil S 0300-N 15
Solär beech 19 mm Acrylic Beech 10
Ståt White 16/19 mm Polyester S 0502-Y05R 55
Ståt Yellow 16/19 mm Polyester S 0510-Y10R 25
Sörbo Grey 18 mm Melamine/Birch S 7500-N 14
Tidaholm 18 mm Polyurethane S 4020-Y40R 10
Ulriksdal 18 mm Polyurethane S 4020-Y40R 10
Ädel  yel-white 20 mm Pet foil S 0505-Y10R 10
Ädel M-brown 18,5 mm Acrylic S 5040-Y50R 10
Ädel New natur 18.5 Acrylic S 1515-Y30R 10
Ädel Natur 18,5 mm Acrylic S 1010-Y80R 10
Ädel white 18 mm Pet foil S 0502-Y05R 15
Ärlig/white 16 mm Melamin foil S 0402-G55Y 10
Ärlig/beech 16 mm Melamin foil 10
The NCS-number is as close as we can measure. Tell / inform the customer to bring e.g. a drawer front to the local colour dealer so they can optically measure the right colour number ( code ).
The reason is because the colour always changes after being home at
the customer some time.

IKEA: Color Codes

If your renovating and planning on buying cabinets from IKEA you might like to know the color codes for IKEA cabinets.  This information was Kindly provided by IKEA in Richmond

FRONT NAMES Thickness Lacquer/surface NCS number Gloss
Abstrakt Black 19 mm ABS/modyfied Acrylic S 9000-N 88
Abstrakt Red 19 mm ABS/ PMMA/Acrylic S 3060-R 88
Abstrakt white 19 mm Pet/foil S 0500-N 88
Abstrakt grey 19 mm Pet/foil S-7500-N 88
Abstrakt yellow/white 19 mm Pet/PP 0804-Y50R 88
RUBRIK/Abstrakt green 19 mm Pet/melamine 3060-G70Y 88
Sofielund 19 mm PP/PP 3060-G70Y 88
Årsta 20,5 mm Pet/PP S0300-N 5
Applåd Orange 16 mm Acrylic/PUR S 2070-Y70R 30
Applåd Black 16 mm Acrylic/PUR S9000-N 30
Applåd Beige 16 mm Polyester S 3010-Y20R 35
Applåd Light pink 16 mm Acrylic/PUR S0907-R10B 30
Applåd New White 16 mm Polyester 0500-N 40
Applåd White 16 mm  Polyester S 0502-Y05R 55
Applåd blue/grey 16 mm Acrylic S 2010-B 25
Applåd New yel 16 mm Acrylic/PUR S 0570-Y 30
Askerum ash 19 mm Acrylic S 2010-Y10R 10
Askome 17 mm Acrylic S 0510-Y20R 10
Avsikt 20 mm Aluminium/Glass
Bäckebo 20 mm Acrylic Beech 5
Duverum 19 mm Polyester S 2005-Y10R 25
Duvbo 19 mm Polyester S 2005-Y30R 25
Fagerum/Land 18 mm Acrylic S 3020-Y20R 10
Hallarum 17 mm Acrylic S 3050-Y50R 10
Kalsebo 18,5 mm Acrylic S 3030-Y30R 10
Linjär 20 mm ABS/modyfied Acrylic S 4050-R80B 88
Lidingö 19 mm  Polyester S 0502-Y05R 55
Liljestad 18 mm Polyrethane S 8010-Y50R1 15
Härlig 16 mm Melamin foil S 0500-N 15
Nexus NN Birch 18,5 mm Acrylic S 1515-Y30R 10
Nexus birch 16,5 mm Acrylic S 1010-Y60R 25
Nexus Blackbrown 18,5 mm Acrylic S 8505-Y20R 15
Nexus Yellow-B 16,5mm Acrylic S 4040-Y30R 10
Nexus Brown 16,5 mm Acrylic S7010-Y50R 10
Ramsjö Black-brown 19,5mm Acrylic S8505-B80G 10
Ramsjö White 19,5mm Acrylic S1002-Y50R 10
Rubrik black 19,4 mm Glass 4 mm. S 9000-N 95
Rubrik green 19,4 mm Glass 4 mm. S 7020-G30Y 95
Rubrik Blue-Grey 19,4 mm Glass 4 mm. S8005-R80B 95
Rubrik Turquise 19,4 mm Glass 4 mm. S4020-B30G 95
Rubrik white 19,4 mm Glass 4 mm. S 1000-N 95
Solär white 20 mm Pet foil S 0300-N 15
Solär beech 19 mm Acrylic Beech 10
Ståt White 16/19 mm Polyester S 0502-Y05R 55
Ståt Yellow 16/19 mm Polyester S 0510-Y10R 25
Sörbo Grey 18 mm Melamine/Birch S 7500-N 14
Tidaholm 18 mm Polyurethane S 4020-Y40R 10
Ulriksdal 18 mm Polyurethane S 4020-Y40R 10
Ädel  yel-white 20 mm Pet foil S 0505-Y10R 10
Ädel M-brown 18,5 mm Acrylic S 5040-Y50R 10
Ädel New natur 18.5 Acrylic S 1515-Y30R 10
Ädel Natur 18,5 mm Acrylic S 1010-Y80R 10
Ädel white 18 mm Pet foil S 0502-Y05R 15
Ärlig/white 16 mm Melamin foil S 0402-G55Y 10
Ärlig/beech 16 mm Melamin foil 10
The NCS-number is as close as we can measure. Tell / inform the customer to bring e.g. a drawer front to the local colour dealer so they can optically measure the right colour number ( code ).
The reason is because the colour always changes after being home at
the customer some time.

Decisions by Proxy: Councillor Forums under review for non compliance of s89 of the ACT

A complaint has been forward to the Victorian Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate requesting that the State Government investigate the management and administration of the City of Melbourne Councillor Forums and its compliance with section 89 of the Victorian Local Government Act 1989 (The Act)

Section 89 of the Local Government Act provides for the public right to attend all council meetings with the exception when matters of confidentiality are discussed. 

The City of Melbourne considers a number of issues that effect Council policy and its administration at the Council Forums which are held in closed session. 

On November 27, 2012 the City of Melbourne held a Councillor Forum in which a number of issues of Council policy and administration were discussed.  This meeting was closed to the public and its agenda and reports were not published.

Decision by Proxy

The City of Melbourne falsely claim that because “they do not make decisions” at the Councillor Forums they do not fall under the provisions of section 89 of the Act. The Council administration acts under delegations on the recommendations and discussions arising at the Councillors’ forum.  This is akin to decisions by proxy.

The City of Melbourne publishes a record of the meeting,  pursuant to the Local Government regulations, weeks after the event. However the agenda of the Councillor Forums are not published prior to the meetings and members of the public are denied access to detailed information, reports or input into the deliberations and discussions of the Councillors.  Members of the pubic wishing to gain access to information and reports presented at the Councillor forums  need to make an application under the provisions an FOI legislation which is a further abuse of process.

Denial of natural justice.  

Many of the issues raised and discussed in closed session at Councillor Forums effect public policy and as they are not open to the public deny members of the public the right to observe, monitor  and/or provide input into the decisions of Council.  Detailed reports. minutes and discussion papers presented to at the Councillor Forums  are not published or made available to the public via the Council Web site.

One member of the public said “they had requested copies of the reports being presented to Council but were denied access“.  The Council Officer concerned said “that this is not the way we do business“. Matters under consideration are no longer discussed in open public forums but are decided behind closed doors.

The newly elected Council has failed to act or question the legality of the Councils actions.

Record of Delegated Authority

There is no public record or registry of decisions made under delegation.

It is difficult or impossible to determine under what authority the administration has in setting public policy or matters contained under Council Local Laws

Avoidance of compliance

The conduct of the City of Melbourne Councillor is a deliberate attempt to avoid the provisions of section 89 of the Act and to deny members of the public the right to attend and observe Council meetings.

Public Confidence

This seriously undermines public confidence in the administration of the Council and could lead to corruption as a result of the lack of transparency and accountability