City of Boston Communication with b.good

Kyle Clauss filed this request with the Press Office of Boston, MA.
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From: Kyle Clauss

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 written or electronic communication, including but not limited to texts, emails, memos, and documents, both referencing the b.good restaurant chain, as well as those shared between city employees and the b.good restaurant chain.

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,

Kyle Clauss

From: Press Office

Good afternoon,

Please consider this email in response to your public records request for
the following documents.

-All written or electronic communication, including but not limited to
texts, emails, memos, and documents, both referencing the b.good restaurant
chain, as well as those shared between city employees and the b.good
restaurant chain.

A search for emails produced over 8,000 results. Please let us know if you
would like to narrow your request through time frame, by individual or
keyword, or if you would like to receive a cost estimate for review.

Thanks,
Laura

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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: Kyle Clauss

Hi there,

Could you please narrow the search for results between August 1, 2014 and August 1, 2016?

Thanks,
Kyle

From: Press Office

Hi Kyle,

Narrowing the search for results between August 1, 2014 and August 1, 2016
produced 6,930 email results. My suggestion is to narrow the request using
search terms. Please let us know how you would like to proceed.

Thanks,
Laura

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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: Kyle Clauss

Hi Laura,

Is this excluding press clippings and newsletters?

Thanks,
Kyle

From: Press Office

Yes, it excludes press clippings and the most common newsletters.

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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

Hi Kyle,

To clarify, we are using b.good as a search term, since you are asking for
emails that reference the restaurant chain. Would you like to narrow this
request to emails between the city and b.good? Currently, any emails that
mention b.good are included within your time frame, with the exception of
press clips.

Thanks,
Laura

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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: Kyle Clauss

Laura,

Yeah, that'd be great. Also, you can exclude any emails between b.good and ISD's Division of Health Inspections.

Thanks,
Kyle

From: Kyle Clauss

Hi Laura,

Any update on this?

Thanks,
Kyle

From: Press Office

​​Hi Kyle,

Attached, please find the ​​297 documents that matched your request. Please
note we redacted 10 documents from a worker at b.good who had his car
towed, and used his work email to dispute his towing bill. If you would
like those 10 emails, please let us know.

Thanks,
Audrey

Kyle Clauss b.good FOIA.zip
<https://drive.google.com/a/boston.gov/file/d/0BzVkyqf6znmsZW9SblpsVFN0S2s/view?usp=drive_web>

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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: Kyle Clauss

Hi Laura,

Thanks for these documents. However, the following files are unviewable and display an error message:

FOIA_MuckRock_Clauss_BGood_0230.pdf
FOIA_MuckRock_Clauss_BGood_0231.pdf
FOIA_MuckRock_Clauss_BGood_0235.pdf
FOIA_MuckRock_Clauss_BGood_0236.pdf
FOIA_MuckRock_Clauss_BGood_0237.pdf
FOIA_MuckRock_Clauss_BGood_0243.pdf
FOIA_MuckRock_Clauss_BGood_0244.pdf
FOIA_MuckRock_Clauss_BGood_0245.pdf
FOIA_MuckRock_Clauss_BGood_0246.pdf
FOIA_MuckRock_Clauss_BGood_0206.pdf

Could you please provide them in another format?

Thanks,
Kyle

From: Audrey Coulter

Hi Kyle,

I created new PDFs for those emails and their attachments and I have
attached it to this message.

Here is how they correspond:

FOIA_MuckRock_Clauss_BGood_0230.pdf = re-export_001
FOIA_MuckRock_Clauss_BGood_0231.pdf = re-export_002
FOIA_MuckRock_Clauss_BGood_0235.pdf = re-export_006
FOIA_MuckRock_Clauss_BGood_0236.pdf = re-export_007
FOIA_MuckRock_Clauss_BGood_0237.pdf = re-export_008
FOIA_MuckRock_Clauss_BGood_0243.pdf = re-export_014
FOIA_MuckRock_Clauss_BGood_0244.pdf = re-export_015
FOIA_MuckRock_Clauss_BGood_0245.pdf = re-export_016
FOIA_MuckRock_Clauss_BGood_0246.pdf = re-export_017

The other files in the IMAGE folder attached are the matching attachments
for these particular emails.

FOIA_MuckRock_Clauss_BGood_0206.pdf - This one had a native file in the
original set that you should be able to open using Internet Explorer.

Best,
Audrey

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Audrey Coulter

Associate Press Secretary

Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh

617-635-4461 (w), 617-388-1343 (c)
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