Boston Uber Background Checks

Allan Lasser filed this request with the Mayor's Office of Boston, MA.
Due July 15, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response
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Communications

From: Allan Lasser

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

All emails containing the keywords "Uber," "fingerprint," "background," or "background check," and sent to or from Jascha Franklin-Hodge <jascha.franklin-hodge@boston.gov>, Meghan Verena Joyce <meghan@uber.com, mj@uber.com>, Nick Zabriskie <zabriskie@uber.com>, Jose Gonzalez <Jose.gonzalez@boston.gov>, Matt Burton <mattburton@uber.com>, the Boston Police Department (all emails ending in @pd.boston.gov), or other members of the Mayor's office (all emails ending in @boston.gov).

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Allan Lasser

From: Press Office

Good morning,

Please consider this email confirmation of receipt. We will look into your
request and let you know of any responsive records.

Thank you,
Press Office

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Press Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh

617-635-4461

www.cityofboston.gov/news

*​**Notice*:

This email is subject to MGL: Chpt.66, Sec.10 Public Records Law.
<http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleX/Chapter66/Section10>

From: Press Office

Good afternoon,

A search for the emails requested produced 325,241 results. In an effort to
narrow this request, a search using the same search terms for Jascha
Franklin-Hodge, Meghan Verena Joyce, Nick Zabriskie, Jose Gonzalez and Matt
Burton produced over 16,000 results. Further, removing the keyword
"background," from the list of requested search terms produced over 6,000
results.

Please let us know if you are interested in narrowing this request and the
details of your amended request so a new search can be conducted. If not,
we will provide a cost estimate for the original request.

Thank you,
Press Office

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Press Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh

617-635-4461

www.cityofboston.gov/news

*​**Notice*:

This email is subject to MGL: Chpt.66, Sec.10 Public Records Law.
<http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleX/Chapter66/Section10>

From: Allan Lasser

To Whom it May Concern,

I would like to narrow my request to emails sent to or from Jascha Franklin-Hodge <jascha.franklin-hodge@boston.gov>, Meghan Verena Joyce <meghan@uber.com, mj@uber.com>, Nick Zabriskie <zabriskie@uber.com>, Jose Gonzalez <Jose.gonzalez@boston.gov>, Matt Burton <mattburton@uber.com> and containing the keywords "fingerprint" and "background check." Thank you for your assistance in fulfilling this request.

Sincerely,
Allan Lasser

From: Press Office

Good morning,

We will look into your amended request.

Thanks,
Press Office

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Press Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh

617-635-4461

www.cityofboston.gov/news

*​**Notice*:

This email is subject to MGL: Chpt.66, Sec.10 Public Records Law.
<http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleX/Chapter66/Section10>

From: MuckRock

No response was ever received on this request, can you please clarify?

From: John Fahey

Please forward all public records requests to George Bahnan at
george.bahnan@boston.com.
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*John (Gus) Fahey*
*Paralegal*
City of Boston Law Department
Boston City Hall, Rm 615
One City Hall Square Boston MA 02201
P: 617.635.4017
F: 617.635.3199
E: john.fahey@boston.gov

From: MuckRock

Mr. Bahnan,

I am forwarding you a public records request initially made on March 2, 2016. On March 28, 2016, this request was amended after being notified that it was too burdensome by your agency. I received no response to this request since April 14, 2016, until on November 21, 2016 I was instructed by John Fahey to forward this request onto you. I am copying my original and amended requests below.

Thank you,

Allan Lasser

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ORIGINAL REQUEST
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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:

All emails containing the keywords "Uber," "fingerprint," "background," or "background check," and sent to or from Jascha Franklin-Hodge <jascha.franklin-hodge@boston.gov>, Meghan Verena Joyce <meghan@uber.com, mj@uber.com>, Nick Zabriskie <zabriskie@uber.com>, Jose Gonzalez <Jose.gonzalez@boston.gov>, Matt Burton <mattburton@uber.com>, the Boston Police Department (all emails ending in @pd.boston.gov), or other members of the Mayor's office (all emails ending in @boston.gov).

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Allan Lasser

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AMENDED REQUEST
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To Whom it May Concern,

I would like to narrow my request to emails sent to or from Jascha Franklin-Hodge <jascha.franklin-hodge@boston.gov>, Meghan Verena Joyce <meghan@uber.com, mj@uber.com>, Nick Zabriskie <zabriskie@uber.com>, Jose Gonzalez <Jose.gonzalez@boston.gov>, Matt Burton <mattburton@uber.com> and containing the keywords "fingerprint" and "background check." Thank you for your assistance in fulfilling this request.

Sincerely,
Allan Lasser

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