Materials re: Boston Family Friendly Beach

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

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The following materials related to the Family Friendly Beach announced by Mayor Marty Walsh (http://www.cityofboston.gov/news/Default.aspx?id=20144):

• all reports regarding projected costs and revenue for operation of the beach
• all reports regarding use of the beach in previous years and projected use of the beach during the summer of 2015
• the total budget for preparation of and construction on the beach, including costs associated with "restrooms with changing tables, picnic tables with umbrellas, outdoor showers, beach game equipment, WiFi and the use of an indoor area"
• the total budget for maintenance and staffing of the beach
• invoices/materials regarding installation of wireless internet access on the beach

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 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 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,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Sandy Holden

Hi there, the Mayor's Press Office forwarded your FOIA to me. We operate
the BCYF Curley Community Center (and 34 others) which the new Family
Friendly Beach is behind. I would like to speak to you about your
questions. Could you please let me know the best way and time to reach you
on Monday?

Thanks,
Sandy

*Sandy Holden*
Public Information Manager
Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF)
1483 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02120
p. 617-635-4920 x2213 f. 617-635-4524
*Every Neighborhood, One Mission*

sandy.holden@boston.gov <sandy.holden@cityofboston.gov>
http://www.cityofboston.gov/bcyf

<https://www.facebook.com/BCYFBoston> <https://twitter.com/BCYFcenters>

From: George Bahnan

Dear Ms. Lipton:

This email is in response to your June 3, 2015 Public Records request for
the following materials related to the Family Friendly Beach announced by
Mayor Martin Walsh (http://www.cityofboston.gov/news/Default.aspx?id=20144):

- All reports regarding projected costs and revenue for operation of the
beach;
- All reports regarding use of the beach in previous years and projected
use of the beach during the summer of 2015;
- The total budget for preparation of and construction on the beach,
including costs associated with "restrooms with changing tables, picnic
tables with umbrellas, outdoor showers, beach game equipment, WiFi and the
use of an indoor area;"
- The total budget for maintenance and staffing of the beach; and
- Invoices/materials regarding installation of wireless internet access
on the beach.

Attached, you will find documents that are partially responsive to your
request. The City has no documents responsive to the following requests:

- All reports regarding use of the beach in previous years and projected
use of the beach during the summer of 2015;
- The total budget for maintenance and staffing of the beach; or
- Invoices/materials regarding installation of wireless internet access
on the beach.

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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