DCR Wynn

Adam Vaccaro filed this request with the Department of Conservation and Recreation of Massachusetts.
Tracking # C17-0300075
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From: Adam Vaccaro

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Any internal presentations or memos that use the terms "Wynn" and "footbridge";

Any emails that use those two terms, either sent to or received from addresses ending in: "@somervillema.gov" OR "@wynnmass.com" OR

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 the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. 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.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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,

Adam Vaccaro

From: Connelly, Bridget (DCR)

Dear Mr. Vaccaro:

I write in response to your public records request dated March 28, 2017, amended on March 29, 2017. Your request seeks copies of "[a]ny internal presentations or memos that use the terms 'Wynn and 'footbridge'"; "[a]ny emails that use those two terms, either sent to or received from addresses ending in: '@somervillema.gov' OR '@wynnmass.com'"; and "any RFPs or other solicitation documents for a study of the footbridge, and the responses to the RFP/solicitations."

The Department is in the process of identifying and compiling records responsive to your request. DCR expects to produce responsive records within five business days.

At this time, we are unable to determine with specificity whether any public records or portions of records will be withheld or redacted in response to your request, and we are unable to identify the specific basis for any such withholding. The costs associated with complying with your request have been waived; however, the Department reserves its right to assess costs for future requests.

If you wish to challenge any aspect of this response, you may appeal to the Supervisor of Public Records following the procedure set forth in 950 C.M.R. 32.08, a copy of which is available at http://www.mass.gov/courts/case-legal-res/law-lib/laws-by-source/cmr/. You may also file a civil action in accordance with M.G.L. c. 66, § 10A. If you have any questions or require further assistance regarding this matter, please feel free to contact Troy Wall, DCR Director of Communications, at 617-626-1453.

Very truly yours,

Bridget Connelly
Assistant General Counsel
617-626-1311

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From: Adam Vaccaro

Thank you for the update, and for waiving the fees.

From: Connelly, Bridget (DCR)

Dear Mr. Vaccaro:

I write in response to the request for public records you submitted to the Department on March 28, 2017. Your request seeks copies of "[a]ny internal presentations or memos that use the terms 'Wynn and 'footbridge'"; "[a]ny emails that use those two terms, either sent to or received from addresses ending in: '@somervillema.gov' OR '@wynnmass.com'"; and "any RFPs or other solicitation documents for a study of the footbridge, and the responses to the RFP/solicitations."

After a diligent search, the Department identified and compiled records responsive to your request. Responsive records are attached. At this time the costs associated with complying with your request have been waived; however, the Department reserves its rights to assess costs for future requests.

If you wish to challenge any aspect of this response, you may appeal to the Supervisor of Public Records following the procedure set forth in 950 C.M.R. 32.08, a copy of which is available at http://www.mass.gov/courts/case-legal-res/law-lib/laws-by-source/cmr/. You may also file a civil action in accordance with M.G.L. c. 66, § 10A. If you have any questions or require further assistance regarding this matter, please feel free to contact Troy Wall, DCR Director of Communications, at 617-626-1453.

Very truly yours,

Bridget Connelly
Assistant General Counsel
617-626-1311

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