Amazon HQ2 Bid (Brunswick, ME)

Adanya Lustig filed this request with the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority of Brunswick, ME.
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From: Adanya Lustig

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maine Freedom of Access Act ("FOAA"), I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the bid submitted in response to Amazon's request for proposals for the site of its second headquarters, any contracts with third-party providers for services rendered regarding the Amazon HQ2 bid, and any marketing budgets regarding Amazon-related expenditures from September 1, 2017 to the date this request is received.

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 1 M.R.S.A. § 408(6). 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.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Adanya Lustig

From:

Good afternoon Adanya,

Per your FOAA request of November 3, 2017, I am submitting a digital copy of our proposal to Amazon. The proposal was prepared by our in-house staff, within our current marketing budget. There were no third-party entities involved in its preparation. We do not agree to waive any fees. By accepting and opening this document, you agree to reimburse the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority $750.00 for associated administrative and legal fees. Please remit check to:

Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority
15 Terminal Road, Suite 200
Brunswick, ME 04011

Sincerely,

Steve

Steven H. Levesque
Executive Director
Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority
"Growing Maine's Innovation Economy"
Redeveloping Naval Air Station Brunswick
Work: (207) 798-6512
Cell: (207) 841-9955
www.mrra.us

From:

Response sent last Thursday, 11/9.

Kathy Paradis, Admin. Asst. | www.mrra.us
Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority
Phone: (207) 798-6512 x202 | Fax: (207) 798-6510
NEW: 15 Terminal Road, Unit 200, Brunswick, ME 04011
From Navy Base to a Great New Place!
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From: Adanya Lustig

Hi Steve,

Thanks for sending the document over!

According to Maina FOAA law, if the charge exceeds $30, the agency must notify the requester before proceeding (1 M.R.S. § 408-A(9)), so we will not be paying $750 to the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Agency.

Best,
Adanya

From:

15 Terminal Road, Suite 200, Brunswick, ME 04011
November 16, 2017

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Response sent last Thursday, 11/9.

Kathy Paradis, Admin. Asst. | www.mrra.us
Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority
Phone: (207) 798-6512 x202 | Fax: (207) 798-6510
NEW: 15 Terminal Road, Unit 200, Brunswick, ME 04011
From Navy Base to a Great New Place!
Like Us on Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/MidcoastRegionalRedevelopmentAuthority> | Follow Us on Twitter<https://twitter.com/mrramaine>
Thank you for contacting MRRA. Please take our brief 10 question Customer Satisfaction Survey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MRRA_customer_satisfaction
[BL Logo for signatures] [MRRA Logo Signatures] [Topsham-Commerce-Park-signature-Logo]
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Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/midcoast-regional-redevelopment-authority-10239/amazon-hq2-bid-45434/?email=kathyp%40mrra.us&uuid-login=226f7b29-8801-4f5b-bf97-fbae3cc48780#agency-reply
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For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 45434
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

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On Nov. 9, 2017:
Good afternoon Adanya,

Per your FOAA request of November 3, 2017, I am submitting a digital copy of our proposal to Amazon. The proposal was prepared by our in-house staff, within our current marketing budget. There were no third-party entities involved in its preparation. We do not agree to waive any fees. By accepting and opening this document, you agree to reimburse the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority $750.00 for associated administrative and legal fees. Please remit check to:

Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority
15 Terminal Road, Suite 200
Brunswick, ME 04011

Sincerely,

Steve

Steven H. Levesque
Executive Director
Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority
"Growing Maine's Innovation Economy"
Redeveloping Naval Air Station Brunswick
Work: (207) 798-6512
Cell: (207) 841-9955
www.mrra.us
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On Nov. 2, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maine Freedom of Access Act ("FOAA"), I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the bid submitted in response to Amazon's request for proposals for the site of its second headquarters, any contracts with third-party providers for services rendered regarding the Amazon HQ2 bid, and any marketing budgets regarding Amazon-related expenditures from September 1, 2017 to the date this request is received.

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 1 M.R.S.A. § 408(6). 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.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Adanya Lustig
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/midcoast-regional-redevelopment-authority-10239/amazon-hq2-bid-45434/?email=kathyp%40mrra.us&uuid-login=226f7b29-8801-4f5b-bf97-fbae3cc48780#agency-reply
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 45434
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

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