Mayor Emails

Taylor Amarel Scott filed this request with the Baltimore Mayor's Office of Baltimore, MD.

It is a clone of this request.

Due July 9, 2019
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Taylor Amarel Scott

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

I would like to obtain all emails sent to, from, or copied to Mayor Jack Young from January 1, 2019 to June 1, 2019 containing any of the following non-case-sensitive key-strings:

"EB-5" or "Whistleblower"

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Taylor Amarel Scott

From: Baltimore Mayor's Office

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: Taylor Amarel Scott

I would like to appeal this determination.

Nowadays almost any person can use the search function in their email client. Furthermore, a Google search for 'how to search my emails" reveals numerous how to tutorials that anybody could follow. It is not necessary to hire an IT expert because most individuals in the Baltimore Mayor's Office know how to use email search and regularly use email search in their daily routines.

To help facilitate the processing of this request, you may limit the scope even further to January 1, 2019 to April 1, 2019

From: Baltimore Mayor's Office

Mr. Amarel Scott,

The Baltimore City Mayor's Office is in receipt of your July 3, 2019 request, attached, for "all emails sent to, from, or copied to Mayor Jack Young from January 1, 2019, to June 1, 2019, with search term containing EB-5 or Whistleblower." The Maryland Public Information Act ("PIA"), codified in Sections 4-101 et. seq. of the General Provisions ("GP") governs your request. A request for public information under the PIA must be submitted to the custodian of public records. GP § 4-202(a). Each governmental entity, including each Baltimore City agency, is the custodian of its own records. See Baltimore City Code, Art. 1 § 10-1. This response is on behalf of the Mayor's Office, which does not have any records responsive to your request.

Nothing in this response is intended to indicate that any records sought from City agencies exist or to waive any privileges held by the Mayor and City Council. You may contest this response by filing a complaint in Circuit Court pursuant to PIA Section § 4-362.


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