Amazon H2Q Communications

Robert Galbraith filed this request with the Office of Strategic Planning of Buffalo, NY.
Due April 16, 2018
Est. Completion None
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Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Robert Galbraith

Dear Mr. Mehaffy,

Under the provisions of the New York Freedom of Information Law, Article 6 of the Public Officers Law, I hereby request a copy of all records or portions thereof related to, or referring to the following:

1. Any written or electronic communications between Office of Strategic Planning staff and any employees, board members, or other representatives of Buffalo Niagara Partnership regarding Amazon's second corporate headquarters (HQ2) from September 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018.

2. Any written or electronic communications between Office of Strategic Planning staff and any employees, board members, or other representatives of Invest Buffalo Niagara (a.k.a. Buffalo Niagara Enterprise) regarding Amazon's HQ2 from September 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018.

3. Any written or electronic communications between Office of Strategic Planning staff and any employees, board members, or other representatives of Empire State Development regarding Amazon's HQ2 from September 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018.

4. Any written or electronic communications between Office of Strategic Planning staff and any employees, board members, or other representatives of the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council regarding Amazon's HQ2 from September 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018.

I understand that there is a fee of $0.25 per page for duplication of the records requested; however, this request is a matter of public concern and is not being made for commercial usage. As such, I request that any fees associated with providing requested records be waived. I also request that documents be provided in electronic format if at all possible. Doing so would eliminate the need to copy the materials and provides another basis for my requested fee waiver.

If, however, such a waiver is denied, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request.

As you know, the Freedom of Information Law requires that an agency respond to a request within five (5) business days of receipt of such request. Therefore, I would appreciate a response as soon as possible.

If you determine that some but not all of the information is exempt from disclosure and that you intend to withhold it, I ask that you redact it for the time being and make the rest available as requested. In any event, please provide a notification citing the legal authorities on which you rely if you determine that any or all of the information is exempt and will not be disclosed.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter; I look forward to hearing from you shortly.

Sincerely,

Robert Galbraith

From: Office of Strategic Planning


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