Houston Community College's presidential debate application

Daniel Welch filed this request with the Houston Community College of Houston, TX.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 581642
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Communications

From: Daniel Welch

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act , I hereby request the following records:

Houston Community College'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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Daniel Welch

From: HCC Communications

Thank you for your inquiry. I have forwarded your request to our Records Request Department.

Fritz Guthrie

From: hcc_recordsrequest

Dear Mr. Welch,

The Houston Community College Records Request received your request for information dated July 13, 2015. You requested the following information:

1) Houston Community College's application to the Commission on Presidential Debates to host one of 2016's four general election debates.

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

Due to the nature of the information requested, HCC will seek an attorney general ruling regarding the disclosure of such information to the public.

Please advise the College, in writing by 5:00p.m. on Thursday, July 16th whether you:

a) prefer the College seek a ruling from the Texas Attorney General (understanding no documents may be released prior to the issuance of that ruling), or

b) you would prefer to withdraw your request at this time.

We await your response.

Sincerely,

Records Request
Houston Community College
recordsrequest@hccs.edu<mailto:recordsrequest@hccs.edu>
(713) 718-8293

From: Daniel Welch

Thank you, at this time I would prefer for the College to seek a ruling.

Daniel Welch

From: hcc_recordsrequest

Dear Mr. Welch,

Thank you for the email response.

We will proceed with requesting a ruling from the Texas Attorney General over the course of the next two weeks.

Please be aware a ruling may be issued by the Texas Attorney General approximately 60 days after they receive the College's 15-Day Brief.

Sincerely,

Records Request

Houston Community College

recordsrequest@hccs.edu<mailto:recordsrequest@hccs.edu>

(713) 718-8293

From: hcc_recordsrequest

Dear Mr. Welch,

The Houston Community College Records Request received your request for information dated July 13, 2015. You requested the following information:

1) Houston Community College's application to the Commission on Presidential Debates to host one of 2016's four general election debates.

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

Due to the nature of the information requested, HCC is seeking an attorney general ruling regarding the disclosure of such information to the public.

Attached is a copy of the 10-Day Letter to the Attorney General requesting the Opinion.

Sincerely,

Records Request
Houston Community College
recordsrequest@hccs.edu<mailto:recordsrequest@hccs.edu>
(713) 718-8293

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: hcc_recordsrequest

Dear Mr. Welch,

The Houston Community College Records Request received your request for information dated July 13, 2015. You requested the following information:

1) Houston Community College's application to the Commission on Presidential Debates to host one of 2016's four general election debates.

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

Due to the nature of the information requested, HCC has sought an attorney general ruling regarding the disclosure of such information to the public.

The College submitted a 10-Day Letter to the Texas Attorney General requesting a ruling. Attached is a redacted copy of the supporting brief submitted to the Attorney General. (RR_1016 15-Day Ltr (REDACTED - No enclosures).pdf).

As we indicated in our email to you dated July 17th, "Please be aware a ruling may be issued by the Texas Attorney General approximately 60 days after they receive the College's 15-Day Brief." We await their decision.

Sincerely,

Records Request
Houston Community College
recordsrequest@hccs.edu<mailto:recordsrequest@hccs.edu>
(713) 718-8293

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.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: hcc_recordsrequest

Good Morning Mr. Welch,

Please recognize “hcc_recordsrequest” is an inbox dedicated to receiving and processing public information requests.

(We do not have anything to do with the Communications Department you keep addressing your follow-up emails to.)

You are emailing the right place – but we are not “Communications.”

As stated in our email to you dated July 17th; "Please be aware a ruling may be issued by the Texas Attorney General approximately 60 days after they receive the College's 15-Day Brief."

Our 15-Day Brief to the Attorney General was dated August 3rd. The Office of the Attorney General received it on August 6th.

60 calendar days after August 6th is Monday, October 5th. Allowing time for mailing – the end of that week is when we can expect a response.

We understand everyone would like a ruling issued sooner. However, it is out of our hands. We are all awaiting their response.

Sincerely,

Records Request
Houston Community College
recordsrequest@hccs.edu<mailto:recordsrequest@hccs.edu>
(713) 718-8293

From: Houston Community College

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.

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