|Submitted||Oct. 26, 2015|
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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:
Operating budget for FY2015 and proposed budget for FY2016, in digital format.
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 fees cannot be waived, 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 calendar days, as the statute requires.
Dear Ms. Connaughton,
The Department of Public Safety ("Department") received your public records request on October 26, 2015. It has been referred to me for response. You requested "Operating budget for FY2015 and proposed budget for FY2016, in digital format."
In order to facilitate a timely response to this request, I will require clarification. It is possible the format or wording of your request was in error, but it may be easily corrected or clarified. Is there a telephone number where I can reach you on this matter? Providing one would greatly assist in resolving any error or ambiguity in the request.
Alternatively, I am available at the number and extension below. Please contact me at your earliest convenience.
Assistant General Counsel
Department of Public Safety
One Ashburton Place, Room 1301
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 727-3200, x25216
Hello - You are correct, there was an error. Please amend the previously submitted request to "internal operating budget for FY15 and the initial budget request submitted to the House of Representatives or to your governing board for FY16."
Let me know if that's enough clarification, or if you'd still prefer to talk on the phone.
A copy of documents responsive to the request.