Sara Myerson's Work on Boston 2024's Summer Olympics Bid

Jonathan Cohn filed this request with the Boston Redevelopment Authority of Boston, MA.
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From: Jonathan Cohn

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 records concerning Sara Myerson, including, without limitation:
(a) all emails (and all attachments thereto) sent to or received by Ms. Myerson on her @boston.gov email account;
(b) all emails (and all attachments thereto) sent to or received by Ms. Myerson on her personal email account that relate to public business;
(c) all text messages sent to or received by Ms. Myerson that relate to public business; and
(c) all other documents or communications made or received by Ms. Myerson

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,

Jonathan Cohn

From: Phil Cohen

Dear Muckrock Staff,

I have forwarded this email to relevant Boston Redevelopment Authority
staff, however, in the interest of ensuring that no record request be lost
in process, I would like to remind you that Phil.Cohen@boston.gov is no
longer an email address associated with public record requests or the
Office of the Executive Secretary.
Best,

Phil Cohen

From: Jonathan Cohn

Thanks, Phil. I'll make sure that MuckRock knows about this. What email address would best for them to keep on file?

Thanks,
Jon

From: Phil Cohen

Hey Jon!

It's Teresa.Polhemus@boston.gov for now. Thanks for following up. I talked
to someone on staff at Muckrock but it seems your email somehow slipped
through the cracks.

PDC

From: Jonathan Cohn

Thanks! I'll relay this over to JPat.

Jon

From: Teresa Polhemus

Hi Jon -

Can you let me know what the time period for your request is as it relates
to emails?

Thanks.

Teresa

Teresa Polhemus
Executive Director/Secretary
Boston Redevelopment Authority
One City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201
Phone: 617-918-4475

From: Jonathan Cohn

Hi Teresa,

April 27, 2015 to June 30, 2015.

Thanks,
Jonathan

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 July 2, 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: Teresa Polhemus

Hi the estimated cost for providing the requested emails and documents is
$500. Please let me know how you'd like to proceed.

Thanks.

Teresa

*Teresa Polhemus*
*Executive Director/Secretary*
617-918-4475 (o) *|*

*BRA/EDIC*
One City Hall Square *| *Boston, MA 02201
BostonRedevelopmentAuthority.org <http://bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/>
__________________________________

From: Jonathan Cohn

Hi Teresa,

I can send the check out for this later this week. Before I do, I wanted to see if I could screen out some emails. Would you be able to please screen out any Google Alerts, State House News Service alerts, external press releases, and daily "media clippings"/"press clippings" emails (This final category may just be limited to the Mayor's Office, though, and thus not an issue here)? If this changes the total at all, let me know. If not, I can write you a check tomorrow.

Thank you again.

Best,
Jonathan

From: Jonathan Cohn

Dear Teresa,

I just wanted to follow up with this email from last week regarding screens to apply to the search.

Thanks,
Jonathan
215-630-2633

From: Jonathan Cohn

Hi Teresa,

I just wanted to follow up with our conversation the other day. Let me know when you have a revised quote for this so that I can send over the check.

Thanks,
Jonathan

From: Teresa Polhemus

Jon -

Here you go. I think the total number of emails is pretty close to
accurate. Once I've received payment I'll transfer the file to you.

Thanks again for your patience.

Teresa

*Teresa Polhemus*
*Executive Director/Secretary*
617-918-4475 (o)

*BRA/EDIC*
One City Hall Square *| *Boston, MA 02201
BostonRedevelopmentAuthority.org <http://bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/>
__________________________________

From: Jonathan Cohn

Hi Teresa,

Thanks for sending this over! I'll be able to mail out a check tomorrow.

Best,
Jonathan

From: Jonathan Cohn

Hi Teresa,

I just wanted to check in to see if you have received the check yet.

Best,
Jonathan
215-630-2633

From: Teresa Polhemus

Hi Jonathan -

I have not received it yet. Did you put it to my attention?

*Teresa Polhemus*
*Executive Director/Secretary*
617-918-4475 (o)

*BRA/EDIC*
One City Hall Square *| *Boston, MA 02201
BostonRedevelopmentAuthority.org <http://bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/>
__________________________________

From: Jonathan Cohn

Hi Teresa,

I believe I did. I can resend it tonight if that would be helpful.

Best,
Jonathan

From: Teresa Polhemus

When did you put it in the mail?

*Teresa Polhemus*
*Executive Director/Secretary*
617-918-4475 (o)

*BRA/EDIC*
One City Hall Square *| *Boston, MA 02201
BostonRedevelopmentAuthority.org <http://bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/>
__________________________________

From: Jonathan Cohn

I put it in the mail the Saturday before last (8/22). It would have been coming from Philadelphia, so it might have taken a day or two extra than if it came from Boston, but I would have expected it to arrive by now.

Best,
Jonathan

From: Teresa Polhemus

Was the check from you?

*Teresa Polhemus*
*Executive Director/Secretary*
617-918-4475 (o)

*BRA/EDIC*
One City Hall Square *| *Boston, MA 02201
BostonRedevelopmentAuthority.org <http://bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/>
__________________________________

From: Jonathan Cohn

Yes, it was.

I resent it this morning (I guess "yesterday morning" at this point), with ATTN: Teresa Polhemus clearly marked.

Best,
Jonathan

From: Teresa Polhemus

Thanks!!
Sent from my iPhone

From: Jonathan Cohn

I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend! Let me know when you get the check.

Best,
Jonathan

From: Teresa Polhemus

I've got my eye out for it.

tp

*Teresa Polhemus*
*Executive Director/Secretary*
617-918-4475 (o)

*BRA/EDIC*
One City Hall Square *| *Boston, MA 02201
BostonRedevelopmentAuthority.org <http://bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/>
__________________________________

From: Boston Redevelopment Authority

Jonathan -

Under separate email you will receive the emails that you requested in a Public Records request on July 2, 2015.  I am releasing the documents requested with the exception of the following:

50 emails were withheld for attorney client privilege, 3 were withheld under deliberative process of Imagine Boston 2030 and 2 were withheld under the personal notes exemption.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Teresa

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From: Teresa Polhemus

I got your check, the 2nd one. You may want to stop payment on the first.
I'm in the process of putting the docs together to send through a file
transfer. I'll be in touch shortly.

Teresa

*Teresa Polhemus*
*Executive Director/Secretary*
617-918-4475 (o)

*BRA/EDIC*
One City Hall Square *| *Boston, MA 02201
BostonRedevelopmentAuthority.org <http://bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/>
__________________________________

From: Jonathan Cohn

Thanks! Keep me posted.

Best,
Jonathan

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