|Submitted||May 14, 2014|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
All electronic correspondence between the mayor's office and the business improvement districts of Atlanta regarding laws, ordinances, and enforcement policies that affect the homeless living in the city.
All electronic correspondence between the mayor's office and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce regarding laws, ordinances, and enforcement policies that affect the homeless living in the city.
All electronic correspondence between the mayor's office and the Atlanta Police Department regarding laws, ordinances, and enforcement policies that affect the homeless living in the city.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 14, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for your help.
Good afternoon Mr. Cantu,
In order for us to fulfill this request, we would need to search email inboxes of individual employees, as there are many employees working in "the Mayor's office." We do not have the ability to do mass searches on all city employee emails at once. If you can provide the names of individuals whose emails you'd like us to search, we would be able to conduct keyword searches within their email inboxes. Further, a timeframe would be required so we know how to limit our search. Otherwise, we could spent countless hours going through hundreds of email files. Once we get names of individual emails you'd like searched, and a timeframe, we will provide you an estimate of how much time it will take to do these searches, and a cost estimate for any labor involved. These searches often require significant city employee time and labor.
Interim Director of Communications
Office of Mayor Kasim Reed
Follow us via Twitter: @CityofAtlanta @KasimReed
The request has been rejected by the agency.