Sunshine Open Public Meetings and Most Recent Minutes

Don Warner Saklad filed this request with the Cambridge City Clerk of Cambridge, MA.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The most recent minutes (whether draft or handwritten) of the most recent Public Meeting for each Cambridge Board and Commission

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.

From: Cheung, Leland

This has to be directed to the city manager and clerk, not me.

Leland

Leland Cheung
Cambridge City Councillor

Leland@CambridgeMA.gov
Cell: (617) 444-9080
www.LelandCheung.com

From: MuckRock

Hello,

It has been suggested that the attached public records request be forwarded to your office.

Thank you!

From: Don Warner Saklad

Thank you Leland Cheung !

Please advocate for opening the most recent Minutes of the most recent Public Meeting of each Cambridge Board/Commission .

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 Aug. 22, 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: Albano, Sandra

Good Afternoon

As I stated in my email of August 23, 2014, such request should be directed to the City Manager or Clerk. I am assuming by your latest email, this was not done. I am therefore, forwarding your request to the City Manager.
Best,

Leland Cheung
City Councillor

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 Aug. 22, 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: Lopez, Donna

December 11, 2014

To Whom it May Concern:

Your Freedom of Information Request has been referred to the City Manager and the Law Department.

Very truly yours,

Donna P. Lopez,
City Clerk

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 Aug. 22, 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: Lopez, Donna

To Whom It May Concern:

Your inquiry has been referred to the City Manager and Law Department.

Very truly yours,

Donna P. Lopez,
City Clerk

From: Aylesworth, Samuel

Dear Mr. Saklad,

In response to your email inquiries dated Nov. 20, Dec. 11 and Jan. 6, please be advised that a response to your public records request was mailed to you on September 2, 2014. Please find a copy of the City's response attached here.

Thank you,
Sam

Samuel A. Aylesworth
Assistant City Solicitor
City of Cambridge
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-349-4121 (phone)
617-349-4134 (fax)

From: Dennis Carlone

Friend --

I just wanted to write a quick note reminding you of my upcoming 2017 Campaign for Re-Election kick-off, happening this Sunday, June 18th from 3:30pm-5:30pm at ZuZu at the Middle East in Central Square!

This will be a really fun time for friends and supporters to gather together and share in great food and conversation. I will be available to answer questions, hear your concerns, and share my thoughts about the continued work that needs to be done in our great city. (This is Father's Day, so please feel free to bring family and friends-- the more the merrier!)

If you are able, I welcome your contribution of any amount (state limit is $1,000 for any given year) to Carlone for Council. The easiest way is to contribute electronically at this site: 
Please Contribute Here <https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/34803?ref=carlone_donate%20> <https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/34803?ref=carlone_donate>

If you prefer to send hard checks, then you can make them payable to "Carlone for Council" and mail them to me at: 9 Washington Ave, #6, Cambridge MA 02140. We will also accept check contributions at the event. <https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/34803?ref=carlone_donate>

As most of you know, I refuse to accept contributions from real-estate developers because many will eventually be before the Council for zoning changes. This means we need to work even harder to run a strong campaign that won't be drowned out by special interests.   

I sincerely hope to see you and friends at ZuZu this Sunday, June 18th!

Let's get this party going! 

Please RSVP Here  <http://www.denniscarlone.com/2017_re_election_campaign_party>

Best regards,

Dennis

WHAT: Dennis Carlone Campaign for Re-Election Fundraiser!
WHEN: 3:30pm-5:30pm, Sunday, June 18th, 2017 (Father's Day)

WHERE: ZuZu at The Middle East, 474 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139
WHY: To Re-Elect Dennis so that he can continue to make our city equitable and livable!
WHO: Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier!

Dennis Carlone
http://www.denniscarlone.com/

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From: Dennis Carlone

Dear Friend --

Yesterday marked exactly one month since our official campaign kick-off and I wanted to report back to you on the progress we’ve made since and to invite you to personally join our efforts.

-I have submitted my nomination petition with 68 verified signatures and am now officially on the ballot for the November 7th municipal election. Thank you to everyone who signed.

-Over 50 of our closest supporters attended our June 18th kickoff event at ZuZu’s in Central Square. Attendees included my colleague, City Councilor Nadeem Mazen, and my former aide turned star State Representative, Mike Connolly whose inspiring words you witnessed. I am proud to have their support.

From: Dennis Carlone

Dear Friend --
First, I want to thank you for your support of my activities on the City Council and of my re-election campaign.  With your help, and that of Nadeem and Jan particularly, we have made significant progress on issues before the Council. However, this coming election is a particularly difficult one – in an environment where important civic and community concerns are at risk.

Twenty-six candidates have filed papers to run for election on November 7. In our proportional representation system, in which only a limited number of votes separates those elected from those not, carrying out an effective campaign is not easy.

For this effort as we head into the important fall stretch, we need your ideas, participation, and contacts. To this end I would like to invite to you to a

Dennis Carlone Campaign Meeting
Thursday, September 14th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
at the home of Jackie and Jonathan King
40 Essex Street, Cambridge
(1½ blocks from the Central Square T stop. There is plenty of metered and municipal lot parking off Bishop Allen Drive.)

At this meeting:

1. I will report on some of the most critical issues facing Cambridge and the City Council. *(See my additional notes below.)

2. We will share our current campaign plan leading into the Nov 7th election.

3. I hope you will share your concerns and suggestions as to how best to proceed, and ways in which you prefer to participate.

It’s YOUR participation in this meeting that will get us to the finish line!

RSVP to either DennisCarloneForCityCouncil@gmail.com <mailto:DennisCarloneForCityCouncil@gmail.com>if you plan to attend.
Thank you again – I would love to see you there.

-Dennis

P.S. These are just some of the concerns I want to tackle next:

- Real estate and development pressures on Cambridge continue to increase in ways that do not always serve the needs of our neighborhoods;

From: Dennis Carlone

Friend --

Our campaign meeting is less than two days away. Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to attend!

Please reply to DennisCarloneForCityCouncil@gmail.com and let me know if you'll to able to join as I update you on issues before the City Council and my re-election campaign. If you have already replied "yes" or "no" you are all set.

What: Dennis Carlone Campaign Meeting
When: Thursday, September 14th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: The home of Jackie and Jonathan King, 40 Essex Street, Cambridge (1½ blocks from the Central Square T stop. There is plenty of metered and municipal lot parking off Bishop Allen Drive.)

A light dinner and Katie's famous cookies will be provided! I hope to see you on Thursday night.

Best,

Dennis
http://www.denniscarlone.com/

<http://www.denniscarlone.com/>------Original Message Below------

Dear Friends and Supporters--

First, I want to thank you for your support of my activities on the City Council and of my re-election campaign.  With your help, and that of Nadeem and Jan particularly, we have made significant progress on issues before the Council. However, this coming election is a particularly difficult one – in an environment where important civic and community concerns are at risk.

Twenty-six candidates have filed papers to run for election on November 7. In our proportional representation system, in which only a limited number of votes separates those elected from those not, carrying out an effective campaign is not easy.

For this effort as we head into the important fall stretch, we need your ideas, participation, and contacts. To this end I would like to invite to you to a

Dennis Carlone Campaign Meeting
Thursday, September 14th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
at the home of Jackie and Jonathan King
40 Essex Street, Cambridge
(1½ blocks from the Central Square T stop. There is plenty of metered and municipal lot parking off Bishop Allen Drive.)

At this meeting:

1. I will report on some of the most critical issues facing Cambridge and the City Council. *(See my additional notes below.)

2. We will share our current campaign plan leading into the Nov 7th election.

3. I hope you will share your concerns and suggestions as to how best to proceed, and ways in which you prefer to participate.

It’s YOUR participation in this meeting that will get us to the finish line!

RSVP to DennisCarloneForCityCouncil@gmail.com if you plan to attend.
Thank you again – I would love to see you there.

-Dennis

P.S. These are just some of the concerns I want to tackle next:

- Real estate and development pressures on Cambridge continue to increase in ways that do not always serve the needs of our neighborhoods;

From: Cambridge City Clerk

To all my supporters -  

Thank you for your good feedback to my 10/19 update, filled with our strategies, tactics, events and activities to win this election – if you missed it, it’s here <http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/carlone/mailings/39/attachments/original/EmailUpdate_Oct19.pdf?1509146885>. Please be sure to scroll down to find ways you can become part of the final push to get out the vote in Cambridge!

We are rapidly moving toward the finish line. With your continued support and your #1 vote on November 7th, we can make success on election day a reality. Here’s a quick update of WHAT’S HAPPENED THIS WEEK:

4 house parties – A special shout out to Paul & Debbie Walker, Peter Crawley & Wen-Hao Tien, Charlotte & Gordon Moore, and Sarah & Herb Taylor for generously hosting events in their homes. We’ve met so many amazing people and have heard you loud and clear. We’re not scheduling any more house events so that we can focus on getting out the vote. Thank you to everyone who has attended!

2 Forums – One hosted by the Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee on Tuesday discussing the issues of poverty, affordable housing, domestic violence, and hunger.

From: Cambridge City Clerk

Dear Friend --

I released this video last night and wanted to make sure you got a chance to watch. It takes just three minutes to learn about my Council leadership on the ideas which have put us on the path to greater affordability, liveability, and sustainability in Cambridge.

<http://www.denniscarlone.com/peterryan/media>

Everyone says housing affordability and great neighborhoods should be the City's #1 priority. But, before I joined the Council four years ago, nobody was even talking about a city-wide Master Plan, 20% inclusionary zoning, or funds in the City's budget dedicated to affordable housing. I'm proud to be the one who started the conversation on these important items. In the coming term, it's my goal to seize upon this positive momentum to further refine the Master Plan and increase the resources we dedicate to affordable housing.

Election Day is TUESDAY! I am asking for your #1 vote to continue the progress we've made towards an even better Cambridge that's planned for people above all else.

Happy voting!

Dennis Carlone

http://www.denniscarlone.com/

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From: Cambridge City Clerk

Dear Friend --

Election Day is tomorrow! I want to thank you for all your support during my last four years on the Council and the last six months on the campaign trail. I love what I do and want to continue serving you to help build stronger neighborhoods and make Cambridge even better. This isn’t about winning political battles or building a resume. To me, it’s about doing the greatest good for the greatest number of people. Together, we’ve accomplished so much but as you know, there is so much more to do.

To continue the progress we’ve made, I need your #1 vote on Tuesday , November 7th.I won by 35 votes last time so every single vote counts. The polls will be open from 7:00am – 8:00pm – I hope to see you there!

To ensure that we elect (and re-elect) as many candidates who share our goals and values, please vote Dennis Carlone #1 and cast your #2 - #5 votes for the outstanding candidates on my list HERE. <http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/carlone/mailings/46/attachments/original/GroupLitCards-Carlone.pdf?1510008575>

Thank you again for all you have done to make my third term on the Council a reality.

Warmly,

Dennis Carlone

http://www.denniscarlone.com/

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From: Cambridge City Clerk

Dear Friend --

With all my heart I say THANK YOU! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to

serve as your Councillor for another two years, to work on your behalf in a city I

love, doing what I love.

I know I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for your vote. I am humbled by all the support

- your support – that sustained me: your donations, house parties, yard signs,

emails, post cards and letters of endorsement to friends and neighbors, walking

door to door with me or canvassing on your own, stopping me on the sidewalk to

offer encouragement, sending blasts of energy and good will, and

so much more. Let’s be clear – you made all the difference!

I am indebted to so many people I couldn’t possibly name them all here, but am

especially grateful to the Carlone Committee and to the Cambridge Residents

Alliance for endorsing me since 2013. I’m also thankful for the timely push and

support we received from Our Revolution – fortunate indeed!

I am proud to have actively campaigned alongside two of our newest Councillors-

Elect, Quinton Zondervan and Sumbul Siddiqui. Together, with Councillor Jan

Devereaux returning, I couldn’t be more optimistic about achieving our progressive

policy goals. Congratulations, also, to my five returning Council colleagues, and a

hearty welcome to Councillor-Elect Alanna Mallon. I look forward to working with

all of them in the next term.

Finally, I want to share that while campaigning for re-election has been challenging,

it has also inspired me in a way that’s hard to put into words. It has deepened my

faith, and strengthened my resolve to do all the good I can. You have inspired me

with your passion and commitment and have further ignited my own. This

experience has confirmed my belief in the power of community and has made me

even prouder to be part of this beloved community we call Cambridge.

In deepest gratitude,

Dennis Carlone

City Councillor

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