Potholes

Carson McGrath filed this request with the Boston Transportation Department of Boston, MA.
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From: Carson McGrath

To Whom It May Concern:

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

potholes reported to the Boston Transportation Department/Massachusetts Department of Transportation in 2016.

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Carson McGrath

From: Shawn Williams

Good Morning Carson:

The City of Boston has received your request for public records. Please be
advised that after consultation with the Boston Transportation Department
it has been determined that any responsive records would be held by the
Department of Public Works. I will forward a copy of your request to that
office, and that office will respond directly to your request.

Please also be advised that the response will be made only for records in
the custody of the City of Boston; any request for records from a state
agency must be made directly to that office.

Your request was made to David Zuares in the City of Boston Law Department;
Mr. Zuares is not the Records Access Officer for the City of Boston.
Accordingly, for future reference you may make a request directly to a
department or to me as the City's Records Access Officer. This will avoid
any delays in responses to requests for public records.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Yours truly,

Shawn A. Williams, Esq.

Director of Public Records

Records Access Officer

City of Boston

1 City Hall Plaza, Room 615

Boston, MA 02201

617.635.4037

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From: Darlene Gregorio

Good morning, 6,487 cases were created in 2016 for pot holes. The requests
came in through the City of Boston 311 call center, mobile app, as well as
cases created internally
by our Public Works Staff for the year of 2016.

Darlene
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Darlene Williams
Pr. Admin. Asst.
City Of Boston, Public Works
Highway Division
617 635-4009 <(617)%20635-4009>

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