Freedom of Information Statistics

The Alberta Government publishes Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) statistics annually. This publication includes summary statistics on the number of access to information requests were received by individual local public bodies. 

View requests to local public bodies

In addition to the provincial publication, we maintain our own FOIP request statistics. Beginning in 2023, we post weekly updates to FOIP responses. Exceptions include personal requests, requests requiring owner authorization, requests for third-party information or that are confidential under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act).  Severed information in the document is noted in red text on the page.  The original request for records is contained in the response letter.

There are several key activities involved with processing information requests and the number of pages released to applicants is not a reflection of the staff resources, consultations, volume of records or time required to respond.

Number of requests made annually

YearGeneral information requestsPersonal information requestsCorrection of personal informationTotal requests
2010-20115005
2011-20150000
2015-20163003
2016-20176006
2017-2018190019
2018-2019254029
2019-2020425047
2020-2021549164
2021-2022 425047
2022-2023415046

2023 processed FOIP requests

Date of releaseRelease fileRequest 
February 23, 2023Mayor and CAO Travel Expenses Sept 2022-January 2023

FOIP2023-0001 Mayor Genung and CAO Derricott's financial travel expenses between September 2022 – January 20, 2023. All documents pertaining to flights, on-ground travel, hotels, meals, payments for clubs, and associations expensed to the Town.

Flight types, economy, business, onboard meals, beverages, and any documents relating to that travel event. 

April 3, 2023Mayor and CAO Expense Reports

FOIP2023-0002 Monthly expense reports, expense-related emails, and texts, relating to Jeff Genung, Mayor, and Mike Derricott, CAO from January 2020 to August 2022. Applicant clarified with the Town, specifically: any receipts for hotel expenses greater than $150, restaurant bills greater than $100, and valet parking receipts.

The applicant later extended the request for a copy of our Business Expense Administrative Directive and all CAO receipts for relocation expenses.

April 24, 2023Cochrane Fire Incident (Apr 27, 2019)FOIP2023-0009 All records, photos, statements, diagrams, and other materials relating to a motor vehicle collision, on April 27, 2019, on Highway 1, near Calaway Park (heading east).
May 19, 2023Colt-Records

FOIP2023-0005 Colt information: Ridership numbers (monthly report); expenses (monthly report), Revenues (monthly report), Southland contract, and any bargaining agreements.

All reports should be for the time Colt came into service, up to and including the current date. 

May 19, 2023All CAO and Mayor Expenses Below $100

FOIP2023-0012 All expense receipts under $100 that were not requested in the original FOIP request Reference: 2023-0002. Range of Records: January 2020-September 2022.

FOIP 2023-0002 requested all Mayor and CAO expenses, expensed to the Town of Cochrane for the period of January 2020 – August 2022. 

Applicant clarified with the Town to include the Mayor and CAO Derricott expenses and receipts only for hotel expenses greater than $150, Restaurant bills greater than $100, and valet parking receipts. 

May 19, 2023Mayor and CAO - All ExpensesFOIP2023-0013 All expenses (receipts) from Mayor Jeff and CAO Derricott from January 2020 through to the end of September 30, 2022.
June 7, 2023CAO ContractFOIP2023-0022 Current and any past contracts related to CAO employment held with the Town of Cochrane.
June 9, 2023Administration Termination PayoutsFOIP2023-0010 Report of money paid out for administration terminations between January 1, 2023 and May 12, 2023.
January 4, 2024Annual Payouts - Fired StaffFOIP2023-0071  requested reports showing the total annual payments for 2019 to date for fired staff showing how the funds were allocated and who voted to do so.

2023 FOIP requests to date

Request numberDate initiatedNumber of pages releasedProcessing time (hourly)Days between initiation and responseRequest type
FOIP2023-000101/25/202315621 29 daysMayor & CAO Travel Expenses
FOIP2023-000203/02/2023293 and 2726 30 days (further info. requested by the applicant & released as an extension to FOIP2023-02 on 04/06/23)Mayor & CAO Expense Reports
FOIP2023-000303/24/2023262870 days (rec'd owner authorization May 23)Property/Environmental
FOIP2023-000403/29/2023245.5 30 days (plus 4 days held for clarification)Property/Environmental
FOIP2023-000504/19/202320620 30 daysCOLT
FOIP2023-000603/31/2023No record4 daysWater 
FOIP2023-000703/31/202326610 30 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-000804/05/2023  Abandoned 
FOIP2023-000904/17/2023197 daysFire Incident
FOIP2023-001004/19/20231TBD51 daysTerminations
FOIP2023-001104/19/2023  Withdrawn 
FOIP2023-001204/19/202334820 30 daysExpenses Below $100
FOIP2023-001304/19/202336721 30 daysMayor & CAO All Expenses
FOIP2023-001405/25/2023108TBD28 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-001504/25/20233530 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-001604/25/2023No record1.5 10 daysProperty
FOIP2023-001705/05/20234720 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-001805/03/2023No record 30 daysFOIP Cost Report
FOIP2023-001905/09/2023  Abandoned 
FOIP2023-002005/31/202321TBD30 daysProperty
FOIP2023-002105/11/2023630 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-002205/11/202312TBD28 daysCAO Contract
FOIP2023-002305/16/20238TBD28 daysProperty
FOIP2023-002406/13/20232TBD18 daysProperty
FOIP2023-002505/30/202341510 daysMotor Vehicle Incident
FOIP2023-0026 - 002706/05/2023718 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-0028 - 002906/05/2023718 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-003006/08/202366513 daysEnvironmental
FOIP2023-003106/08/2023   Bike Cochrane
FOIP2023-003206/08/2023  Abandoned 
FOIP2023-003307/07/2023No record  Property/Environmental
FOIP2023-003407/14/2023  61 daysTransit Fleet Electrification
FOIP2023-003507/25/20237430 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-003607/25/2023130 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-003707/25/20231130 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-003807/25/20233130 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-003907/25/20231130 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-0040 - 004607/25/20231130 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-004107/25/202326530 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-004207/25/20231130 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-004307/25/20238130 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-004407/25/20234130 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-004507/25/20231130 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-004707/25/20231130 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-004807/25/202312230 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-004907/25/20236529 daysMunicipal Enforcement Incident
FOIP2023-005008/16/2023  Withdrawn 
FOIP2023-005108/30/2023138530 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-005209/01/20233411028 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-005309/14/2023  60 daysPersonal Information
FOIP2023-0054 - 005509/12/20231451  60 daysEnvironmental
FOIP2023-005609/12/2023  Withdrawn 
FOIP2023-005709/20/2023  30 daysPersonal Information
FOIP2023-005809/25/2023  11 daysPersonal Information 
FOIP2023-005910/03/2023   Environmental 
FOIP2023-006010/13/2023  26 daysProperty
FOIP2023-006110/11/2023  27 daysMunicipal Enforcement Incident
FOIP2023-006211/03/202368 30 daysMunicipal Enforcement Incident
FOIP2023-006311/02/2023854 30 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-0064 - 006511/03/202354 21 daysProperty
FOIP2023-006611/03/2023191 30 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-06711/16/2023  Abandoned 
FOIP2023-06811/27/2023767 60 daysProperty
FOIP2023-006912/05/202341 30 daysMunicipal Enforcement Incident
FOIP2023-007012/05/2023  30 daysProperty
FOIP2023-007112/05/20231 30 daysAnnual Staff Payout
FOIP2023-007212/13/20231 30 daysProperty/Environmental
FOIP2023-007312/12/2023217 30 daysEnvironmental
FOIP2023-007412/12/2023  Abandoned 
FOIP2023-007501/03/202442 30 daysFire Incident