|Submitted||Oct. 24, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:
A copy of the bid submitted in response to Amazon's request for proposals for the site of its second headquarters, any contracts with third-party providers for services rendered regarding the Amazon HQ2 bid, and any marketing budgets regarding Amazon-related expenditures from September 1, 2017 to the date this request is received.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. 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.
I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.
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 business days, as the statute requires.
Good Afternoon Ms. Lustic:
The City of Boston has received your October 24, 2017 request for public
records. Specifically, you requested:
*A copy of the bid submitted in response to Amazon's request for proposals
for the site of its second headquarters, any contracts with third-party
providers for services rendered regarding the Amazon HQ2 bid, and any
marketing budgets regarding Amazon-related expenditures from September 1,
2017 to the date this request is received.*
The only document responsive to your request is the bid, which can be found
at amazon.boston.gov. There are no contracts or marketing budgets or any
other records responsive to your request. All responsive records have been
provided, no records withheld or redacted and all fees have been waived.
You may appeal this response to the Supervisor of Records.
Shawn A. Williams, Esq.
Director of Public Records
Records Access Officer
City of Boston
1 City Hall Plaza, Room 615
Boston, MA 02201