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Investigation in Stäfner Hort: 88 pages for 5000 francs

is 88 pages and 312 of the side dishes: The report about the allegations of abuse in a nursery school, Stäfa. The school has created it but only a media release of just one A4 page. The conclusion in the statement: The Hortmitarbeiter has criminal justice come not at fault, the school should continue to drive the professionalization of school complementary child care.

What specific measures the external representative's attorney's office recommends in the report or how the Involved part of much debate, the communication of the school and the school's President Cristina sausages will be evaluated in this case, the remains, the majority of in the dark.

Almost 5000 Swiss francs

This newspaper has supported in the Canton of Zurich, the applicable principle of Public access to insight in the investigation report required. The principle is that official information for all of the Interested parties are, in principle, open to the public. The school Stäfa I have a hard time with the transparency. You will not refuse the request, but wants to see a lot of money for the inspection of files: Because the anonymization is possible that the Parties would be recognizable, would have to be consulted with the Affected. The municipality expects a cost of six times 150 francs.

the anonymisation of the reports and supplements comes at a hourly rate of 100 francs. The school is allocated 5 minutes per side – which would cost an estimated total of 400 pages to around 3500 Swiss francs. Not yet, the copying costs, which are estimated by the school 50 cents per page are included in the process – even if the documents would be transmitted electronically. The processing of the request is likely to cost almost 5000 Swiss francs. Fees, which would have to bear the newspaper, but, consequently, also to parents who would be interested in the report.

school President Cristina sausages (FDP) is it correct that the files costs to inspect due to the large burden of anonymity: "In the specific case we have reported on the essential points of the administrative investigation, which is why it (also) is justified, the costs for the inspection of files not from the taxpayers, but of the applicant."

Canton of fees sets

the school Would have to have not even on this sensitive topic with an interest to create transparency? "In fact, the school would be relieved even further," says sausages. However, the protection of the people involved stand to be higher and, therefore, a comprehensive anonymisation is so important.

The school Stäfa from irritating to in the charges determination the legal. And, therefore, the authority is not alone. The University of Zurich demanded 2017, for example, from "Open Access"activists, Christian Gutknecht 4300 Swiss francs, as this knowledge wanted to flow, like a lot of money for subscription of books and journals to some of the largest science publishers. The consultation with the companies and the processing of the data causing an expense of more than 60 hours. The University relied in its argument on the applicable cantonal laws, which stipulate that, with few exceptions, generally charges.

The case, Gutknecht has led Kantonsräte to the fees in the area of the transparency principle in question. Also because at the national level, the Federal court has pushed the sometimes exorbitant expense claims of the Offices, it has a bar and also in cantonal procedures before the dissuasive costs warns.

reversal of the principles

"With our parliamentary Initiative, we request the reversal of the current principle:fees should only be in exceptional and duly justified cases, be charged," says the city of Zurich certain day, Céline Widmer. Fees should only be possible, if it is for the good of the public body with considerable cost consequences and the public interest is slight. "We are of the view that the current charging scheme produces, in some cases, unfairly high can create a financial hurdle." The Initiative was supported by the cantonal Parliament in the beginning of April tentatively.

This is not the only foray: AL-certain day, Judith Stofer calls in a Motion that the Canton of Zurich, introduces a representative of a Public that can mediate in case of conflict between the authorities and Private. Today needs to be taken in the case of dispute immediately to the legal process. The government wants to take the initiative in the forthcoming Revision of the relevant law as an idea. For Stofer, the principle of transparency is Central to Good in the formation of opinion and democracy. You ask: "How can the people in an important public thing, form an opinion, if you have all the information?"


Created: 07.05.2019, 08:44 PM

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