No access to official information
Severodonetsk town council ruled out (Order No. 348 of 23 December 1999) to record on magnetic carrier everything which is said at a session and preserve the record at least until the election of the following composition of the town council. Some time later S. A. Gulenko, a deputy of this council, turned to the mayor with a request to transcribe some fragment.
In response deputy Gulenko got a letter from the secretary of the town council N. G. Taldonov. The letter read: To your request of 6 January 2000 I inform you that according to Section 10 Article 49 of the law On local self-rule in Ukraine, a deputy has the right to get acquainted with any official document, which is kept in the corresponding organs of the local self-rule, but since audio records are not mentioned in any legal documents, I believe that your request to obtain an audio record is illegal.
If such answers are given to deputies, what can be answered to ordinary citizens?