Bridgewater -- Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development

David Sirota filed this request with the Department of Economic and Community Development of Connecticut.
Due Aug. 10, 2016
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: David Sirota

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

- Specific correspondence to or from employees of the Department of Economic and Community Development to or from employees of Bridgewater Associates, LP. This includes -- but is not limited to -- correspondence to and from email addresses that include the domain name "@bwater.com"

The specific correspondence that this request covers is any correspondence referencing the First Five program. I hereby request any such correspondence from 1/1/14 to the present.

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,

David Sirota
International Business Times
(646) 867-7100

From: Knight, Crystal

Dear Mr. Sirota:

The Department of Economic and Community Development ("DECD") has received your Freedom of Information ("FOI") request dated August 4, 2016, requesting the following information: “correspondence to or from employees of the Department of Economic and Community Development to or from employees of Bridgewater Associates, LP. This includes -- but is not limited to -- correspondence to and from email addresses that include the domain name "@bwater.com" Specifically, correspondence that covers is any correspondence referencing the First Five program from 1/1/14 to the present.”

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 sixteen (16) 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.

Very truly yours,

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist
Legal Division
DECD

From: Knight, Crystal

Dear Mr. Sirota:
There are thirteen (13) Freedom of Information ("FOI") requests ahead of your FOI request as of 8/24/2016. Your FOI request is number 14th in line unfortunately, the FOI requests received prior to your FOI request are voluminous. I apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause. I’ll do my best to get the materials to you as soon as possible.
Thank you,
NOTE: It is DECD’s policy is to review freedom of information requests in the order that they are received.

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist
Legal Division
DECD

From: Knight, Crystal

Dear Mr. Sirota:

There are twelve (12) Freedom of Information ("FOI") requests ahead of your FOI request as of 9/8/2016. Your FOI request is number 13th in line unfortunately, the FOI requests received prior to your FOI request are voluminous. I apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause. I’ll do my best to get the materials to you as soon as possible.

Thank you,

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

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist
Legal Division
DECD

From: Knight, Crystal

Dear Mr. Sirota:

There are twelve (12) Freedom of Information ("FOI") requests ahead of your FOI request as of 9/23/2016. I apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause, I’ll do my best to get the materials to you as soon as possible.

Thank you,

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

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist
Legal Division
DECD

From: Knight, Crystal

Good Morning Mr. Sirota:

There are eleven (11) Freedom of Information ("FOI") requests ahead of your FOI request as of 10/11/2016. I apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause, I’ll do my best to get the materials to you as soon as possible.

Thank you,

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

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist
Legal Division
DECD

From: Knight, Crystal

Good Morning Mr. Sirota:
There are eleven (11) Freedom of Information ("FOI") requests ahead of your FOI request as of 10/26/2016. I apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause, I’ll do my best to get the materials to you as soon as possible.
Thank you,
NOTE: It is DECD’s policy is to review freedom of information requests in the order that they are received.

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist
Legal Division
DECD

From: Knight, Crystal

Good Morning Mr. Sirota:

There are eleven (11) Freedom of Information ("FOI") requests ahead of your FOI request as of 11/10/2016. I apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause, I’ll do my best to get the materials to you as soon as possible.

Thank you,

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

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist
Legal Division
DECD

From: Knight, Crystal

Good Morning Mr. Sirota:

There are eleven (11) Freedom of Information ("FOI") requests ahead of your FOI request as of 11/25/2016. I apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause, I’ll do my best to get the materials to you as soon as possible.

Thank you,

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

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist
Legal Division
DECD

From: Knight, Crystal

Good Morning Mr. Sirota:
There are nine (9) Freedom of Information ("FOI") requests ahead of your FOI request as of 12/12/2016. I apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause, I’ll do my best to get the materials to you as soon as possible.
Thank you,
NOTE: It is DECD’s policy is to review freedom of information requests in the order that they are received.

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist
Legal Division
DECD

From: Knight, Crystal

Good Morning Mr. Sirota:

There are nine (9) Freedom of Information ("FOI") requests ahead of your FOI request as of 12/27/2016. I apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause, I’ll do my best to get the materials to you as soon as possible.

Thank you,

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

Crystal Knight

Paralegal Specialist 3

Legal Division

From: Knight, Crystal

Good Morning Mr. Sirota:

There are nine (9) Freedom of Information ("FOI") requests ahead of your FOI request as of 1/11/2017. I apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause, I’ll do my best to get the materials to you as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist 3
DECD, Legal Unit
(P) (860) 270-8225
(F) (860) 270-8016

From: Knight, Crystal

Good Morning Mr. Sirota:

There are nine (9) Freedom of Information ("FOI") requests ahead of your FOI request as of 1/26/2017. I apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause, I’ll do my best to get the materials to you as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist 3
DECD, Legal Unit
(P) (860) 270-8225
(F) (860) 270-8016

From: Knight, Crystal

Good Morning Mr. Sirota:

There are eight (8) Freedom of Information ("FOI") requests ahead of your FOI request as of 2/10/2017. I apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause, I’ll do my best to get the materials to you as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist 3
DECD, Legal Unit
(P) (860) 270-8225
(F) (860) 270-8016

From: Knight, Crystal

Good Morning Mr. Sirota:

There are eight (8) Freedom of Information ("FOI") requests ahead of your FOI request as of 2/27/2017. I apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause, I’ll do my best to get the materials to you as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist 3
DECD, Legal Unit
(P) (860) 270-8225
(F) (860) 270-8016

From: Knight, Crystal

Good Morning Mr. Sirota:
There are six (6) Freedom of Information ("FOI") requests ahead of your FOI request as of 3/15/2017. I apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause, I’ll do my best to get the materials to you as soon as possible.
Thank you,

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist 3
DECD, Legal Unit
(P) (860) 270-8225
(F) (860) 270-8016

From: Knight, Crystal

Good Morning Mr. Sirota:
There are four (4) Freedom of Information ("FOI") requests ahead of your FOI request as of 3/30/2017. I apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause, I’ll do my best to get the materials to you as soon as possible.
Thank you,

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist 3
DECD, Legal Unit
(P) (860) 270-8225
(F) (860) 270-8016

From: Knight, Crystal

Good Morning Mr. Sirota:
There are four (4) Freedom of Information ("FOI") requests ahead of your FOI request as of 4/17/2017. I apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause, I’ll do my best to get the materials to you as soon as possible.
Thank you,

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist 3
DECD, Legal Unit
(P) (860) 270-8225
(F) (860) 270-8016

From: Knight, Crystal

Good Morning Mr. Sirota:

There are four (4) Freedom of Information ("FOI") requests ahead of your FOI request as of 5/2/2017. I apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause, I’ll do my best to get the materials to you as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist 3
DECD, Legal Unit
(P) (860) 270-8225
(F) (860) 270-8016

From: Knight, Crystal

Good Morning Mr. Sirota:

There are four (4) Freedom of Information ("FOI") requests ahead of your FOI request as of 5/17/2017. I apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause, I’ll do my best to get the materials to you as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist 3
DECD, Legal Unit
(P) (860) 270-8225
(F) (860) 270-8016

From: Knight, Crystal

Good Morning Mr. Sirota:

There are four (4) Freedom of Information ("FOI") requests ahead of your FOI request as of 6/1/2017. I apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause, I’ll do my best to get the materials to you as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist 3
DECD, Legal Unit
(P) (860) 270-8225
(F) (860) 270-8016

From: Knight, Crystal

Dear Mr. Sirota:

There are two (2) Freedom of Information ("FOI") requests ahead of your FOI request as of 6/16/2017. I apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause, I’ll do my best to get the materials to you as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist 3
DECD, Legal Unit
(P) (860) 270-8225
(F) (860) 270-8016

From: Knight, Crystal

Dear Mr. Sirota:
There are two (2) Freedom of Information ("FOI") requests ahead of your FOI request as of 7/3/2017. I apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause, I’ll do my best to get the materials to you as soon as possible.
Thank you,

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist 3
DECD, Legal Unit
(P) (860) 270-8225
(F) (860) 270-8016

From: Knight, Crystal

Dear Mr. Sirota:

There is one (1) Freedom of Information ("FOI") requests ahead of your FOI request as of 7/18/2017. I apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause, I’ll do my best to get the materials to you as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Crystal Knight
Paralegal Specialist 3
DECD, Legal Unit
(P) (860) 270-8225
(F) (860) 270-8016

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