|Submitted||June 29, 2015|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:
A log of public records requests submitted to the Department of Economic and Community Development that lists the date of request, the requester's name, the requester's organizational affiliation, a description of the request and the date the request was filled. Ideally I would like this information for the period from 2004 to the present.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is made in the process of academic research and not for commercial usage.
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.
Department of Political Science
Dear Mr. Peterson:
The Department of Economic and Community Development ("DECD") has received your Freedom of Information ("FOI") request dated June 29, 2015, requesting the following information: “A log of public records requests submitted to the Department of Economic and Community Development that lists the date of request, the requester's name, the requester's organizational affiliation, a description of the request and the date the request was filled. Ideally I would like this information for the period from 2004 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 twenty-nine (29) 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,
Dear Mr. Peterson:
The response to your Freedom of Information request has been assembled. Because this material is being provided to you electronically there’s no charge for the documents.
We sincerely appreciate your patience while we assembled and prepared the response to your request.
Also, I would appreciate it if you could confirm receipt of this email.
I received the records, thanks for sending them!