Boston's Late-Night Bar Hours Extension Documents

Jason Blanchette filed this request with the Mayor's Office of Boston, MA.
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From: Jason Blanchette

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

All documentary materials or data, regardless of physical form or characteristics, made or received by any official or employee of the City of Boston, relating to the following:

1) Documents and data regarding Mayor Walsh's stated agenda to extend liquor service hours beyond the hours currently allowed by law, whether documents or data specifically regarding the Mayor's support for legislation to allow the city to extend liquor service hours or documents or data regarding feasibility, safety, economics, or other elements of carrying out a plan to extend liquor service hours in any location of Boston beyond those currently allowed by state law;

2) Mayor Walsh's Late Night Task Force;

3) Correspondence, agreements, or other documents as they relate to the Responsible Hospitality Institute, Inc. (if applicable), which is a 501c(3) non-profit based in California partially controlled by members of the alcohol beverage industry.

Please limit this request to any documents generated or received between Jan. 6, 2014 and the date on which this request is processed.

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 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 be 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,

Jason Blanchette

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 22, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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From: MuckRock.com

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 22, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 22, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 22, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock

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From: Press Office

Good afternoon,

Please consider this email confirmation of receipt for your records
request.

Thank you,
Press Office
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Press Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh

617-635-4461

www.cityofboston.gov/news

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 22, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 22, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: George Bahnan

Dear Mr. Blanchette:

This email is in response to your February 22, 2015 Public Records request
for:

1. Documents and data regarding Mayor Walsh's stated agenda to extend
liquor service hours beyond the hours currently allowed by law, whether
documents or data specifically regarding the Mayor's support for
legislation to allow the city to extend liquor service hours or documents
or data regarding feasibility, safety, economics, or other elements of
carrying out a plan to extend liquor service hours in any location of
Boston beyond those currently allowed by state law;
2. Mayor Walsh's Late Night Task Force; and
3. Correspondence, agreements, or other documents as they relate to the
Responsible Hospitality Institute, Inc. (if applicable), which is a 501c(3)
non-profit based in California partially controlled by members of the
alcohol beverage industry.

Attached, you will find the documents that are responsive to your request.
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.
--
George T. Bahnan
Paralegal
Law Department
City Hall, Room 615
Pho: (617) 635-2902
Fax: (617) 635-2012
George.Bahnan@boston.gov

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