|Submitted||Feb. 15, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:
-DPPC Commissioners' meeting minutes from January 2015 to present
-DPPC Advisory Council's meeting minutes from January 2015 to present
-Quarterly Activity Reports from January 2015 to present
-Hotline Activity Reports from January 2015 to present
-Oversight Activity Reports from January 2015 to present
-Legal Activity Reports from January 2015 to present
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.
Good afternoon, Ms. Voorhees:
Attached please find the hotline, oversight, and legal reports responsive to your request.
Good afternoon, Ms. Voorhees:
The Disabled Persons Protection Commission (“DPPC”) is in receipt of your below request.
Due to the volume of responsive records, the DPPC will be providing you with this material as attachments to two emails. Enclosed please the Commissioners’ meeting minutes, Advisory Committee meeting minutes, and Quarterly reports that you requested. Additional records will follow in a subsequent email. For your convenience, we have included bookmarks to allow you to navigate through the material.
Please be advised that the June 18, 2015 Commissioners’ meeting included an executive session necessitated by M.G.L. c. 4, section 7, cl. 26 (a) and (c) and attorney-client privilege. This portion of the minutes has been redacted as non-public.
If you wish to challenge any aspect of this response, you have the right to appeal to the Supervisor of Public Records pursuant to 950 C.M.R. 32.08 or file a civil action in accordance with M.G.L. c. 66, §10A.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Very truly yours,
Assistant General Counsel
Disabled Persons Protection Commission
300 Granite Street, Suite 404
Braintree, MA 02184
Ph: (617) 727-6465 ext. 218
Fx: (857) 403-0295
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