Rick Scott EB-5 Emails

Taylor Amarel filed this request with the Executive Office of the Governor of Florida of Florida.
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From: Taylor Amarel

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I hereby request the following records:

I would like to obtain all email records sent to, from, or copied to Rick Scott's government email address containing at least one of the following non-case-sensitive keywords: "EB-5". Please search from January 1, 2014 to Present Day.

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 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Taylor Amarel

From: Executive Office of the Governor of Florida

Hello,
The Governor's Office of Open Government is in receipt of your request for records as stated in your email below. A search for responsive records will be initiated and someone from this office will be back in touch with you soon. If the search produces a volume of records which indicates that there will be a fee associated with your request, you will be provided with a fee estimate for your review. Thank you for contacting the Executive Office of the Governor.
Sincerely,
Office of Open Government
Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott
1604 The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 717-9248

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence to me via email may be subject to disclosure. Under Florida law email addresses are public records.

From: Executive Office of the Governor of Florida

Mr. Amarel,

Please give our office a call about the below public records request.

Thanks in advance,

Connor Woodburn
Office of Open Government
Executive Office of the Governor
1604 The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: (850) 717-9248

From: Taylor Amarel

To whom this may concern,

I am currently out of the country and unable to call. Could you please write via email?

Best,
Taylor Amarel

From: Executive Office of the Governor of Florida

Mr. Amarel,

Thank you for getting back with us. I was reaching out regarding your request and the size of the initial results we have thus far. In our initial findings, there are somewhere in the ballpark of 4,000 pages of records. These are mostly emails with attachments. If we were to process your records without the attachments, the number drops to around 400 pages of records. What I wanted to speak with you about was to see if you were interested in receiving the records without the attachments, and after your review if there were to be an attachment you wanted we would be more than happy to provide it. Doing so would enable us to provide these records for you quicker. Please let me know which direction you would like to go, and we will continue processing your request. Thank you for your time, and safe travels as you are out of the country.

Best Regards,

Jack Reid

Director, Office of Open Government

Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott

1604 The Capitol

Tallahassee, FL 32399

(850) 717-9248

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence to me via email may be subject to disclosure. Under Florida law email addresses are public records.

From: Taylor Amarel

Thank you for the information. I kindly request that the full search be conducted, I am willing to pay for these documents regardless of the cost.

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