Charleston, WV's presidential debate application

Daniel Welch filed this request with the Mayor's Office of Charleston, WV.

It is a clone of this request.

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Rejected

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From: Daniel Welch

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act and the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act, I hereby request the following records:

Charleston, West Virginia's application to the Commission on Presidential Debates to host one of 2016's four general election debates.

Requested records include all documents or files, digital or otherwise, attached to or enclosed with the application.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Daniel Welch

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 13, 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: Economou, Susan

Dear Mr. Welch,

This email is in response to your July 28, 2015, follow-up request under the Freedom of Information Act regarding Charleston, West Virginia's application to the Commission on Presidential Debates. We were unable to confirm receipt of your July 13, 2015, request, and apologize for any delay.

We are in the process of reviewing your request and potentially responsive documents, and will provide you with a response or an update as to when you can expect a response on or before August 4, 2015. If you have any questions in the meantime, please call me. Thank you.

Susan Economou
Assistant to the City Attorney
City Attorney of Charleston
P.O. Box 2749
Charleston, WV 25330
304-348-8031

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:
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CONFIDENTIALITY NOTE:

This e-mail and any attachments are confidential and may be

protected by legal privilege. If you are not the recipient, be aware

that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of this e-mail or

any attachment is prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in

error, please notify us immediately by returning it to the sender

and delete this copy from your system. Thank you for your

cooperation.

From: Ellis, Paul

Dear Mr. Welch,

This email is in response to your request under the Freedom of Information Act dated July 28, 2015, seeking a copy of Charleston West Virginia's application to the Commission on Presidential Debates for hosting one of four 2016 general election debates (the "Request") and is supplemental to our original response of July 28, 2015, wherein we indicated additional time would be needed to review the Request and to discuss it with state or other governmental agencies.

Please be advised that the records you are seeking are exempt from disclosure under W. Va. Code § 29B-1-4(a)(1), (5) and W. Va. Code § 6-9A-4(b)(9), which exempt from disclosure records containing information or affecting matters involving commercial competition "which if made public, might adversely affect the financial or other interest of the state or any political subdivision". This exemption is applicable until a decision with respect to the locations of the debates has been rendered by the Commission on Presidential Debates.

Further, even after a decision has been rendered by the Commission on Presidential Debates, certain portions of the requested records will likely remain exempt from disclosure under W. Va. Code § 29B-1-4(a)(4), (9), (10), (11) and (14) because the requested records contain confidential plans, designs or maps related to security and public safety.

With this email, we consider the response of the City of Charleston to your Request complete. If we have misunderstood your request, or if you are requesting different or additional information, please contact us.

Paul D. Ellis
City Attorney of Charleston
P.O. Box 2749
Charleston, WV 25330
304-348-8031

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTE:
This e-mail and any attachments are confidential and may be protected by legal privilege. If you are not the recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of this e-mail or any attachment is prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify us immediately by returning it to the sender and delete this copy from your system.
Thank you for your cooperation.

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