Auburn/Main EB-5 Development Projects (Councilor Holly C. Lasagna)

Taylor Amarel filed this request with the City Of Auburn of Maine.
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From: Taylor Amarel


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maine Freedom of Access Act, I hereby request the following records:

All emails sent to, from, or copied to Councilor Holly C. Lasagna from April 1, 2019 to Present Day containing any of the following non-case-sensitive key-strings: "EB-5" or "USCIS".

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by 1 M.R.S.A. § 408(6). The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Taylor Amarel

From: City Of Auburn

Good morning,

Your request has been forward to the Asst. City Manager. Someone will be in contact with you soon.

Sue

From: City Of Auburn

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your request (below). The City is happy to assist you in obtaining any records that the City possesses and which fall within the scope of the Freedom of Access Act. However, I also want to make you aware that the Act does not require the City to create records that do not exist, or to provide materials that are exempt under the Act.

I will be happy to search the City records to determine whether responsive items may exist. The law provides up to 1 hour of search time at no cost to you, and I am happy to do that on your behalf. At the end of that hour, I will have a better estimate of how much additional time it may take to compile records if responsive materials exist. At that time, I will provide you with an estimate of how much additional research time we anticipate this will cost, and I will advise you whether you will be asked to pay for any additional costs for assembly or copying. Additional time beyond the first hour will be billed to you at the rate of $15 per hour as permitted by Maine law.

Kindly confirm that you wish to proceed, and I will conduct the initial survey of whether responsive records are available.

Thank you!

Karen Veilleux
Auburn Fire Department, City of Auburn
550 Minot Ave | Auburn, Maine 04210 | 207.333.6633, ext. 3

The City of Auburn is subject to statutes relating to public records.
E-mail sent or received by City employees are subject to these laws.

October 7, 2019

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Maine Freedom of Access Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 3, 2019. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

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

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DEPT MR 79841
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

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On Sept. 20, 2019:
Subject: RE: Maine Freedom of Access Act Request: Auburn/Main EB-5 Development Projects (Councilor Holly C. Lasagna)
Good morning,

Your request has been forward to the Asst. City Manager. Someone will be in contact with you soon.

Sue

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On Sept. 3, 2019:
Subject: Maine Freedom of Access Act Request: Auburn/Main EB-5 Development Projects (Councilor Holly C. Lasagna)

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maine Freedom of Access Act, I hereby request the following records:

All emails sent to, from, or copied to Councilor Holly C. Lasagna from April 1, 2019 to Present Day containing any of the following non-case-sensitive key-strings: "EB-5" or "USCIS".

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by 1 M.R.S.A. § 408(6). The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Taylor Amarel

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 79841
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

From: City Of Auburn

Good morning Ms. Amarel,

After careful examination of Councilor Lasagna’s electronic communications using the keywords indicated in your initial request, our staff have determined that there are no emails to provide related to your FOAA request.

Thank you,
Karen

Karen Veilleux
Auburn Fire Department, City of Auburn
550 Minot Ave | Auburn, Maine 04210 | 207.333.6633, ext. 3

The City of Auburn is subject to statutes relating to public records.
E-mail sent or received by City employees are subject to these laws.

From: Taylor Amarel

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Taylor Amarel

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