Amazon HQ2 Bid

Adanya Lustig filed this request with the Department of Economic and Community Development of Connecticut.

It is a clone of this request.

Due Nov. 6, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Adanya Lustig

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), 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 possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com.

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 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Adanya Lustig

From: Department of Economic and Community Development

To Whom It May Concern:

The Department of Economic and Community Development ("DECD") has received your Freedom of Information ("FOI") request dated October 31, 2017, requesting the following information: 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.

We will search our files for information responsive to your request and will determine whether the information is subject to disclosure under Connecticut's Freedom of Information Act. Please note that requests for access to and/or copies of documents are handled in the order that such requests were received. At this time, there are currently twenty-three (23) outstanding requests for access to and/or copies of documents that were received prior to your request, many of which are voluminous. As you may be aware, each document must be reviewed for statutory exemptions to disclosure prior to being made available for public access. Additionally, the legal unit is not the custodian of the records you have requested. We must therefore rely on agency staff to provide responsive materials for our review and as such, our ability to provide the materials to you is dependent on our timely receipt of them from staff.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A DENIAL OF YOUR REQUEST FOR DOCUMENTS. I will contact you when the requested materials are ready for your review. Additionally, please be advised that there is a charge of $.25 per page for each page copied. Once the materials have been assembled, I will contact you with the estimated charges. Thank you for your patience.

In the interim, please contact me with any questions.

Thank you,

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist 3
DECD, Legal Unit
• (860) 500-2324
7 (860) 500-2440
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From: Department of Economic and Community Development

To Whom It May Concern:

There are twenty-three (23) Freedom of Information ("FOI") requests ahead of your October 31, 2017, FOI request as of 11/16/2017. We apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause.

Please note: It is DECD's policy is to review freedom of information requests in the order that they are received.

Sincerely yours,

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist 3
DECD, Legal Unit
• (860) 500-2324
7 (860) 500-2440
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