Emails mentioning "Straight Pride", June 1, 2019-present (Department of Transportation)

Christopher Schiano filed this request with the Department of Transportation of Massachusetts.
Tracking #

P000749-061319

Multi Request Emails mentioning "Straight Pride", June 1, 2019-present
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Christopher Schiano


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any email sent or received by any employee of your agency between June 1, 2019 and the date on which this request is processed which contains any mention of "Straight Pride".

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,

Christopher Schiano

From: Department of Transportation

Dear Mr. Schiano,
Your public records request has been received and is being processed. Your request was received by our records access officer on June 12, 2019 and given the case number P000749-061319 for tracking purposes.
You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below, and will receive an email when your request has been completed, or requires any clarification and/or modification.
Thank you for using the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's Public Records Request Center. (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=Ow1KccipsoIsnXbuEgm-2FN5CmmBOs9GyjBHZJOifMs2S6JwfvEM4fGgmGp5PP4woLsLgxesad4ILV9K1wMzXacFsFEXLATyiAvRJNQLzXT-2FilZxmnitjexFooyoT7cXkngdWJCwT7Jr-2BvP341bTH71e-2FqQ-2B99rL6UKbZ0PQsx77A-3D_JB8jLk83AQBpkiOnMzb819N8-2BgK4atd5oUuVRJ1c8WctgZJufQH0waKZ2xyyHZHbU-2Bxo3PVPqM0CdInf3uXYpu3owZDU2cWRFP4qWAdiJlQRM2QIUMoGymGO3bEwcR99ccDvdewGMxE4Oo6xkOCYkuAc0I-2FVPkP1W4KS4Q-2BURwVzkpqv3xS4ABjc-2BNFpSGhDNBJ9xmBT5wWAqgkoouYdhK-2BaQhaTyCcKaKJ221Id0LrsZZXmfhfuTs2UfmOP02bX9mklQJfePd6SLITNjLc3m7B2nZF0sCsuWsmi5DN8CYrrMi5u8rG1FhiPeojqMF5bI-2FKeUkZitWrjnFEpG-2B1UlFjhckOyFQAsfDFdia-2FkiU92GlTnE45XecFis-2FOQepfICoASE-2FQ452AEo6CnVxxMBg-3D-3D)

From: Department of Transportation

Attachments:
Responsive_Communications-_P000749.pdf (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=Ow1KccipsoIsnXbuEgm-2FN5CmmBOs9GyjBHZJOifMs2S6JwfvEM4fGgmGp5PP4woLsK718WkFwYToa2mlOt0QFMmy-2B4QSfMJ6CaYCpWM-2BH9JhNxT0ndB-2BwRXAo8BnW4DM6QCcWNNnTVun6owil0q5VbhB2emMfkru43JWPxnbIkiMzb9mkIwpI71T57JR-2BiBFzYYWj6w-2B5flKH7tm5F50JNAaSmHDxx2eEykau3jxmtA-3D_JB8jLk83AQBpkiOnMzb819N8-2BgK4atd5oUuVRJ1c8WctgZJufQH0waKZ2xyyHZHbU-2Bxo3PVPqM0CdInf3uXYphNZCiFF9jhLO7TY3jyXBeB5UygoaXnnzb6nrmrn7loaLlDgDFdx2UC5r1KRGHZ2-2BO5JWIshDy3dzXWpEh3t5yg1mZjh4iQCKpQqLeXJhqOAMMPKw7Z4PNhUu98stF-2FTIs8K1aZEcCLgFICOpt1irUG5vCHtfSApgVBwFhi49Thcqtnastq99CI0Bv-2Fmp5KhdQilmJOyhmkTe-2FwMFXneleU8XAZsXwlSPMpmLM1QcUOuUtVtxpJ6wCFiPQ4fLftRlL86ebTL53mHms8TYWUPNLeyimVt-2BgM7jT6Y3lzgaVRhylkXwr16RP6XEl18ulAWOQ-3D-3D)

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June 25, 2019
Christopher Schiano
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
Re: Public Records Request for “Any email sent or received by any employee of your agency between June 1, 2019 and the date on which this request is processed which contains any mention of "Straight Pride".” Our Case No.: P000749-061319
Dear Mr. Schiano,
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (“MassDOT”) is in receipt of your request for public records dated June 12, 2019 regarding the above-referenced matter; this request was received by our records access officer on the same date.
Attached are the records responsive to your request. Accordingly, we are closing our file.
If you need additional information, or there is any other way we can assist you, please respond through the portal or contact our general public records line at (857) 368-8760. Please refer to Case No.: P000749-061319.
Sincerely,
William J. Doyle, Esq.
Records Access Officer
Office of the General Counsel

From: Department of Transportation

Good Afternoon Christopher:

The City of Boston received your requests for records, made to the
following departments:

1. Boston Fire Department requests@muckrock.com
2. Boston Police Department requests@muckrock.com
3. Boston Regional Intelligence Center
requests@muckrock.com
4. Boston Transportation Department requests@muckrock.com
5. Office of the City Clerk requests@muckrock.com
6. Law Department requests@muckrock.com
7. Office of Emergency Management requests@muckrock.com
8. Office of the Mayor requests@muckrock.com
9. Press Office requests@muckrock.com
10. Public Works Department requests@muckrock.com
11. Property Management requests@muckrock.com

Please be advised the public records law requires each records custodian to
have one (1) Records Access Officer. I am the Records Access Officer for
each of the above-named departments. I ask that you send any future
request directly to my attention at publicrecords@boston.gov.

The public event application for the "Straight Pride Parade" was approved,
which is a step in the process towards receiving a permit. Attached is the
application submitted by the organizers and the map of the approved route.
As a next step, the organizers will need to receive necessary approvals
from the police department and the licensing board in order to receive both
a parade permit and an entertainment license.

As a reminder, applications to host a public event are granted based on
operational feasibility, not based on values or endorsements of beliefs.
The City of Boston cannot deny a permit based on an organization's values.
Mayor Walsh will not be attending these events.

This group originally requested to hold an event on City Hall Plaza and
raise the "Straight Pride Flag" on City Hall flag poles. This request to
raise the flag was respectfully denied as use of City Hall flag poles is at
the City’s sole and complete discretion. The City maintains that its flag
poles are a forum for government speech. As such, the City maintains
selectivity and control over the messages conveyed by the flags flown on
our flag poles, and has chosen not to display the "Straight Pride" flag.

Yours truly,

Shawn A. Williams, Esq.

Director of Public Records

Records Access Officer

City of Boston

1 City Hall Plaza, Room 615

Boston, MA 02201

www.boston.gov/departments/public-records

publicrecords@boston.gov

(617) 635-4037

From: Department of Transportation

Good Afternoon Christopher:

The City of Boston received your requests for records, made to the
following departments:

1. Boston Fire Department requests@muckrock.com
2. Boston Police Department requests@muckrock.com
3. Boston Regional Intelligence Center
requests@muckrock.com
4. Boston Transportation Department requests@muckrock.com
5. Office of the City Clerk requests@muckrock.com
6. Law Department requests@muckrock.com
7. Office of Emergency Management requests@muckrock.com
8. Office of the Mayor requests@muckrock.com
9. Press Office requests@muckrock.com
10. Public Works Department requests@muckrock.com
11. Property Management requests@muckrock.com

Please be advised the public records law requires each records custodian to
have one (1) Records Access Officer. I am the Records Access Officer for
each of the above-named departments. I ask that you send any future
request directly to my attention at publicrecords@boston.gov.

The public event application for the "Straight Pride Parade" was approved,
which is a step in the process towards receiving a permit. Attached is the
application submitted by the organizers and the map of the approved route.
As a next step, the organizers will need to receive necessary approvals
from the police department and the licensing board in order to receive both
a parade permit and an entertainment license.

As a reminder, applications to host a public event are granted based on
operational feasibility, not based on values or endorsements of beliefs.
The City of Boston cannot deny a permit based on an organization's values.
Mayor Walsh will not be attending these events.

This group originally requested to hold an event on City Hall Plaza and
raise the "Straight Pride Flag" on City Hall flag poles. This request to
raise the flag was respectfully denied as use of City Hall flag poles is at
the City’s sole and complete discretion. The City maintains that its flag
poles are a forum for government speech. As such, the City maintains
selectivity and control over the messages conveyed by the flags flown on
our flag poles, and has chosen not to display the "Straight Pride" flag.

Yours truly,

Shawn A. Williams, Esq.

Director of Public Records

Records Access Officer

City of Boston

1 City Hall Plaza, Room 615

Boston, MA 02201

www.boston.gov/departments/public-records

publicrecords@boston.gov

(617) 635-4037

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