Mayor Walsh/Chris Cook Communications re: goats

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Boston City Clerk of Boston, MA.
Est. Completion None


From: Beryl Lipton

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 communications between Mayor Martin Walsh and Interim Park Commissioner Chris Cook referring to the use of goats for the maintenance of public areas within the City of Boston, as announced July 23, 2014 by the Mayor's Office:

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, 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.


Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 9, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Alex Geourntas

The Public Records Request for the Mayor's Office and the Parks Department
relative to goatscaping has been fulfilled.

Mr. Beryl Lipton has acknowledged that he has received the info he

Please update your records as this requested has been completed.
*Alex Geourntas*
*Assistant City Clerk*
Boston City Hall - Room 601
Boston, MA 02201
617-635-4658 (fax)


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