Amazon HQ2 Bid - February 2019

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Louisville Forward of Louisville, KY.
Tracking #

10435

Status
Completed

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From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Kentucky Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

• A copy of the bid submitted in response to Amazon's request for proposals for the site of its second headquarters, any contracts with third-party providers for services rendered regarding the Amazon HQ2 bid, and any marketing budgets regarding Amazon-related expenditures from September 1, 2017 to the date this request is received.

Please provide records on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 617-299-1832.

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,

Beryl Lipton

From:

Thanks, Beryl.
This serves to acknowledge receipt of your open records request. Please refer to form ID number 10435 when communicating with Louisville Metro Government. You may expect a response within 3 Metro Government working days, at which time you will be notified when records can be made available, if they are identified to exist.

Open Records Request
Requestor Name * Beryl Lipton
Business/Organization Name (If Applicable)
MuckRock News
Are you a media organization? *
Yes
Email * requests@muckrock.com (mailto:requests@muckrock.com)
Address DEPT MR 67548 411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144
United States
Phone Number 6172991832
Which Metro Government Agency
Do You Think Holds the Record(s)?
Louisville Forward
Is this request for an environmental study? *
No
Specific Type of Record *
Contract/Bid
Will this request require a search of Metro Government emails?
No
Will the Record be used for
Commercial Purposes? (https://louisvilleky.gov/government/management-budget/open-records-commercial-purpose-form) *
No
Preference on Review of Records? *
PDF files (Attached to email if systems allow.)
Describe the specific record or records you wish to examine here or submit attachment with record description below: *

o Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Kentucky Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

• A copy of the bid submitted in response to Amazon's request for proposals for the site of its second headquarters, any contracts with third-party providers for services rendered regarding the Amazon HQ2 bid, and any marketing budgets regarding Amazon-related expenditures from September 1, 2017 to the date this request is received.

Please provide records on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 617-299-1832.

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,

Beryl Lipton

From: Louisville Forward

Good evening,

Based on the information we found on your website<https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/signup/>, we have determined that this request is for Commercial Purposes. A Commercial Purposes request is defined, per KRS 61.870(4)(a), as “…the direct or indirect use of any part of a public record or records, in any form, for sale, resale, solicitation, rent, or lease of a service, or any use by which the user expects a profit either through commission, salary, or fee.” Fees charged by Louisville Metro Government Agencies vary.

Please complete and return the attached form to our office. The form must be notarized. You can either email it to us or mail it to:
Office of Management and Budget
ATTN: Open Records
611 W. Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Once we receive the completed form we will begin to process this request.

Thank you,

Jacinta Scruggs
Open Records Specialist Intake
Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government
Office of Management and Budget
611 W. Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Direct Line: 502-574-3576
Fax: 502-588-3121
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From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Scruggs,

I am a journalist with MuckRock, which is a non-profit news organization that offers a service to track public records request. This request was made in my role as a reporter for a story I am working on; I have already interviewed representatives of Louisville - Eric Burnette and Grace Simrall - for this piece. Additionally, this request is part of a larger, ongoing investigative project being conducted in partnership with a Rutgers University professor. Our interest in these records are journalist and academic - not commercial. Could you please provide me with the appropriate form to proceed with this request and designate me as a journalistic requester?

I have tried leaving a few voicemails for you about this request, but, unfortunately, I haven't received any responses to those calls.

I'm looking forward to hearing from your office again.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Louisville Forward

Hello,

See attached.

Robin Berry
Office of Management & Budget
Director of Records Compliance
502-574-5247

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