Calgary aldermen are raising concerns about the cost to the city for freedom of information requests.
Alderman Dale Hodges says some of those requests can result in printing thousands of pages and take up a lot of the staff's time.
The fee for processing those requests is set by the provincial government and Hodges says that fee has not changed since 1995.
"The problem is the taxpayers pick up the costs which we can't recover," said Hodges.
Alderman Diane Colley-Urquhart is concerned some of the requests are frivolous including a request for her entire schedule during the past two years.
She then posted her schedule online.
"If citizens and especially the people that I represent, want to know anything, they can just call me. They don't need to go through all the red tape and bureaucracy to fill out forms to FOIP me," said Colley-Urquhart.
Alderman Dale Hodges says he has heard of one request that required 500,000 pages to be printed.