Municipal investments (Howard County Office of Public Information)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Howard County Office of Public Information of Howard County, MD.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Maryland's Public Information Act ("PIA"), I hereby request the following records:

• A list of all Investment Management firms, Public Equity managers, public fixed-income account managers, or similar stock, bond, securities, and investment managers or management firms responsible for holdings, trading, or other manipulations of assets held by this agency or any division thereof, including any associated pension funds. If further clarification is necessary, please feel free to be in touch. I can be reached in the MuckRock office at 617-299-1832.

• A list of all asset holdings by this agency or any division thereof, including any associated departments or funds. Please include all available segregable data, including, but not limited to, the company, the associated call symbol, the number of shares, and the value of said shares. Please include the following elements for the holdings, if available. If any elements are not readily available, please feel free to disregard their collection.

Asset Category Description
Asset Type Description
Mellon Security ID
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Name
Source Account Name
Security Description1
Holdings As Of Date
Base Cost
Base Market Value
Cusip
Security Description2
Moody Quality Rating - Non GRS
S&P Quality Rating - Non GRS
Asset Type Code
Position Type
Base Currency Code
Local Currency Code
Local Currency Description
Country Of Registration Code
Country Of Registration Name
Shares
Local Cost
Base Net Income Receivable
Local Net Income Receivable
Local Market Value
Coupon Rate
Maturity Date
Base Unrealized Gain/Loss
Local Unrealized Gain Loss
Base Unrealized Currency G/L Income
Reporting Account Status
ISIN
Sedol
Ticker

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Howard County Office of Public Information

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January 4, 2018

MuckRock News
Attn: Beryl Lipton
DEPT MR 47157
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Beryl:

This letter is to confirm receipt of your email to Howard County Government’s Office of Public Information, requesting information in accordance with the Maryland Public Information Act, 4-101 et seq. of the General Provisions Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland (the “PIA”), which this office received on January 3, 2018.

Specifically, you have asked for “… the following records:

• “A list of all Investment Management firms, Public Equity managers, public fixed-income account managers, or similar stock, bond, securities, and investment managers or management firms responsible for holdings, trading, or other manipulations of assets held by this agency or any division thereof, including any associated pension funds.

• “A list of all asset holdings by this agency or any division thereof, including any associated departments or funds. Please include all available segregable data, including, but not limited to, the company, the associated call symbol, the number of shares, and the value of said shares. Please include the following elements for the holdings, if available. If any elements are not readily available, please feel free to disregard their collection.

“Asset Category Description

“Asset Type Description

“Mellon Security ID

“Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Name

“Source Account Name

“Security Description1

“Holdings As Of Date

“Base Cost

“Base Market Value

“Cusip

“Security Description2

“Moody Quality Rating - Non GRS

“S&P Quality Rating - Non GRS

“Asset Type Code

“Position Type

“Base Currency Code

“Local Currency Code

“Local Currency Description

“Country Of Registration Code

“Country Of Registration Name

“Shares

“Local Cost

“Base Net Income Receivable

“Local Net Income Receivable

“Local Market Value

“Coupon Rate

“Maturity Date

“Base Unrealized Gain/Loss

“Local Unrealized Gain Loss

“Base Unrealized Currency G/L Income

“Reporting Account Status

“ISIN

“Sedol

“Ticker”

Upon receipt of your request, the County has up to 10 working days to respond, unless we notify you in writing or by email within that time period that additional time is required for us to respond. Under the PIA, Howard County has the right to charge for search time exceeding two hours as the first two are free; this fee is based on the hourly salary of the individual(s) carrying out the search. In addition, while Howard County has the right to charge a copying fee of $0.25 per page for a black and white paper copy, as mentioned on page 10 of Howard County Council Resolution No. 65-2017<https://apps.howardcountymd.gov/olis/LegislationDetail.aspx?LegislationID=2842>, if electronic copies of the responsive records exist, they are free of charge. However, per page 10 of the Council Resolution, when an electronic response, or portion therefore, is too large to send electronically, the Public Information Office shall convert the response, or portion thereof, to paper, CD, DVD or flash drive, as the requestor specifies. The cost of a CD/DVD is $10 per disk and a flash drive is $20 per drive.

For more information on the PIA, please visit Maryland’s Office of the Attorney General website at http://www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/Pages/OpenGov/pia.aspx.

Sincerely,
Alexandra

Alexandra Bresani
Office of Public Information
Howard County Government
410-313-2023 (phone)
410-313-3299 (fax)

www.howardcountymd.gov<http://www.howardcountymd.gov>
www.facebook.com/HoCoGov<http://www.facebook.com/HoCoGov>

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Alexandra,

Thanks so much for your message. I'll look forward to hearing from you again and getting the estimate.

Have a lovely weekend,
Beryl

From: Howard County Office of Public Information

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January 12, 2018

MuckRock News
Attn: Beryl Lipton
DEPT MR 47157
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Beryl:

The following is in response to your email to Howard County Government’s Office of Public Information, requesting information in accordance with the Maryland Public Information Act, 4-101 et seq. of the General Provisions Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland (the “PIA”), which this office received on January 3, 2018.

Specifically, you have asked for “… the following records:

• “A list of all Investment Management firms, Public Equity managers, public fixed-income account managers, or similar stock, bond, securities, and investment managers or management firms responsible for holdings, trading, or other manipulations of assets held by this agency or any division thereof, including any associated pension funds.

• “A list of all asset holdings by this agency or any division thereof, including any associated departments or funds. Please include all available segregable data, including, but not limited to, the company, the associated call symbol, the number of shares, and the value of said shares. Please include the following elements for the holdings, if available. If any elements are not readily available, please feel free to disregard their collection.

“Asset Category Description

“Asset Type Description

“Mellon Security ID

“Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Name

“Source Account Name

“Security Description1

“Holdings As Of Date

“Base Cost

“Base Market Value

“Cusip

“Security Description2

“Moody Quality Rating - Non GRS

“S&P Quality Rating - Non GRS

“Asset Type Code

“Position Type

“Base Currency Code

“Local Currency Code

“Local Currency Description

“Country Of Registration Code

“Country Of Registration Name

“Shares

“Local Cost

“Base Net Income Receivable

“Local Net Income Receivable

“Local Market Value

“Coupon Rate

“Maturity Date

“Base Unrealized Gain/Loss

“Local Unrealized Gain Loss

“Base Unrealized Currency G/L Income

“Reporting Account Status

“ISIN

“Sedol

“Ticker”

Your request for records is granted in part and denied in part. The County’s Department of Finance has three records responsive to your request, which you will find attached. The PIA exempts from disclosure those records provided by or obtained from any person or governmental unit that are confidential financial information. See PIA § 4-335. The County’s account number has been redacted the U.S. Bank statement record.

While Howard County has the right to charge a copying fee of $0.25 per page for a black and white paper copy, as mentioned on page 10 of Howard County Council Resolution No. 65-2017<https://apps.howardcountymd.gov/olis/LegislationDetail.aspx?LegislationID=2842>, electronic copies of the records requested exist and are therefore free of charge. In addition, Howard County has the right under the Public Information Act to charge you for search time in excess of two hours; however, no more than two hours was expended on your request.

Pursuant to MPIA § 4-362, you are entitled to seek judicial review of this decision by filing a complaint in the Circuit Court for Howard County or the Circuit Court in Maryland in the County where you reside or maintain a principal place of business. You may also refer any concerns about this decision to the Public Access Ombudsman pursuant to MPIA § 4-1B-01 et seq.

Sincerely,
Alexandra

Alexandra Bresani
Office of Public Information
Howard County Government
410-313-2023 (phone)
410-313-3299 (fax)

www.howardcountymd.gov<http://www.howardcountymd.gov>
www.facebook.com/HoCoGov<http://www.facebook.com/HoCoGov>

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