Kansas City Mayor Emails

Taylor S. Amarel filed this request with the Mayor's Office of Kansas City, MO.

It is a clone of this request.

Due May 21, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Taylor S. Amarel

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the The Missouri Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

I would like to obtain all emails sent to, from, or copied to Sly James, Mayor from January 1, 2015 to Present day, containing any of the following non-case-sensitive key-strings: 'EB-5', 'Regional Center', 'USCIS' or 'EB5'.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Taylor S. Amarel

From:

Good afternoon,
Here's a quick update on this request below. I apologize, but we are still gathering the information and do not have it ready to release quite yet. You will be notified as soon as it’s available.
Thank you,
Cindy Estrada
MuckRock News Sunshine Request Letter.pdf (43k)
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From: Kansas City Public Records

Good morning Taylor,

Attached is an invoice for the email search in regards to the request below. Once payment is received the records will be released.

Thank you,

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Cindy Estrada
Administrative Assistant
Office of the City Manager
City of Kansas City, Mo.
414 E. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
Email: cindy.estrada@kcmo.org<mailto:cindy.estrada@kcmo.org>
Phone: 816-513-6540
Fax: 816-513-1303

From: Mayor's Office

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: Taylor S. Amarel

Thank you very much, payment will be sent shortly.

From: Taylor S. Amarel

Thank you for the email and follow up.

I wanted to clarify, according to what I have found, the statute for FOIA requests requires a response within 3 business days. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case here.

Given such, I respectfully request that the fees be waived. I understand that searching for documents takes times but the statute makes it clear that I should at least get a response acknowledging the request and the estimated time within 3 days of filing. This practice is standard for both state and federal requests and there is much case law saying agencies are unable to recover fees if a response is not given in time.

If a waiver is not eligible, is there a fee appeal process.

Thank you,
Taylor Amarel

From: Taylor S. Amarel


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $35.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Kansas City Public Records

Good afternoon,

Please see attached letter regarding your request to waive fees for your Sunshine Law request.

Thank you,

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Cindy Estrada
Administrative Assistant
Office of the City Manager
City of Kansas City, Mo.
414 E. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
Email: cindy.estrada@kcmo.org<mailto:cindy.estrada@kcmo.org>
Phone: 816-513-6540
Fax: 816-513-1303

From: Mayor's Office

Good afternoon,

We have received payment for you Sunshine request below. Our Law department now has to go through and review all the emails. They don’t have an exact day of when it will be completed. You will be notified as soon as it’s available.

Thank you,
Cindy Estrada

From: Taylor S. Amarel

Thank you for the update.

From: Mayor's Office

Good afternoon,

Our Attorneys Office has completed your Sunshine request. Would you like me to mail the DVD to the address below. Please let me know as soon as possible.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 52922
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
Thank you,
Cindy

From: Taylor S. Amarel

Thank you for the message, you can send the documents via email to this address or mail to the MuckRock News address you provided.

MuckRock News
DEPT MR 52922
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Thank you Cindy.

From: Mayor's Office

Thank you for your response, I will send this out in the mail today.

From: Taylor S. Amarel

Great thanks so much!

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