MassDOT Public Records Law Request

Katonio Butler filed this request with the Department of Transportation of Massachusetts.
Tracking # 17-0623
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From: Katonio Butler

To Whom It May Concern:

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

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 correspondence, e-mail communication, memos, documents or agreements sent or received between MassDOT and/or the MBTA since January 2015 using the terms “Smiley first”, “Pogorelc”, “William Griffin”, “Joe Hanley”.

Please include all e-mails to or from recipients with e-mail addresses beginning with “Jhanley” and/or “Wgriffin”, and/or e-mail addresses ending in “@coreinvestmentsinc.com”.

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,
Katonio Butler

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,

Katonio Butler

From: PublicRecords, MassDOT (DOT)

Attached please find our acknowledgement of your public records request.

Sincerely,

William J. Doyle, Esq.
Records Access Officer/massDOT
Office of the General Counsel
Ten Park Plaza, Suite 3510
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 368-8752

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From: Riley, Judith (DOT)

Hello,

I am writing to ask for clarification on the recent FOIA request submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Would you please clarify your request and respond to the questions below?

· Is the first request about MassDOT and the MBTA communicating with each other about “Smiley first”, “Pogorelc”, “William Griffin”, “Joe Hanley”?

· Is the second request for MassDOT to search its account for emails to or from “Jhanley” and/or “Wgriffin”, and/or e-mail addresses ending in “@coreinvestmentsinc.com”?

· And also for the MBTA to search its account for emails to or from “Jhanley” and/or “Wgriffin”, and/or e-mail addresses ending in “@coreinvestmentsinc.com”?

Thank you very much.
Regards,

Judi Riley

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From: Riley, Judith (DOT)

Hello,

I am circling back on this FOIA request. Would you please provide clarification as soon as possible?

Thank you very much.
Regards,

Judi Riley

From: Katonio Butler

Dear Judi,

Yes, the first request is for all MassDOT communications and documentation about “Smiley first”, “Pogorelc”, “William Griffin”, “Joe Hanley”.

Yes, the second request is for all MBTA communications and documentation about “Smiley first”, “Pogorelc”, “William Griffin”, “Joe Hanley”.

Regarding e-mails, the request is for MassDOT to search its account for emails to, from, or forwarded from “Jhanley” and/or “ Wgriffin”, and/or e-mail addresses ending in “@coreinvestmentsinc.com”.

I also request for the MBTA to search its account for emails to, from, or forwarded from “Jhanley” and/or “ Wgriffin”, and/or e-mail addresses ending in “@coreinvestmentsinc.com”.

Best regards,
Katonio

From: Diaz-Gonzalez, Nelly (DOT)

Mr. Butler,
I am forwarding this email to you on behalf of Attorney Maryellen Lyons.
Attached please find response to your Public Records Request dated July 6, 2017.
Best Regards,

Nelly I. Diaz-Gonzalez
Administrative Assistant II
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Office of the General Counsel
10 Park Plaza, Suite 3510
Boston, MA 02116

From: MBTA.RAO

Dear Mr. Butler,

Please see the attached response to your public records request.

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From: Katonio Butler

To Whom It May Concern:

At the request of MassDOT (in the person of Deputy General Counsel Maryellen Lyons) in an email response dated 19 July 2017 to my Public Records Request dated 6 July 2017, my current Public Records Request to MassDOT is narrowed to the following records:

1. All MassDOT communications and documentation about “Smiley first”, “Pogorelc”, “William Griffin”, “Joe Hanley”.

2. Regarding e-mails, the request is for MassDOT to search its account for emails to, from, or forwarded from “Jhanley” and/or “Wgriffin”.

Thank you, and best,
Katonio Butler

From: MuckRock.com


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $635.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: PublicRecords, MassDOT (DOT)

On July 22, 2017, you made a revised public records request as follows:

"1. All MassDOT communications and documentation about "Smiley first", "Pogorelc", "William Griffin", "Joe Hanley".
2. Regarding e-mails, the request is for MassDOT to search its account for emails to, from, or forwarded from "Jhanley" and/or "Wgriffin"."

Attached, please find our response.

Sincerely,

William J. Doyle, Esq.
Records Access Officer/massDOT
Office of the General Counsel
Ten Park Plaza, Suite 3510
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 368-8752

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From: Katonio Butler

To Whom It May Concern:

At the request of MassDOT (in the person of Deputy General Counsel Maryellen Lyons) in an email response dated 01 August 2017 to my Public Records Request dated 22 July 2017, my current Public Records Request to MassDOT is narrowed to the following records:

1. All MassDOT communications and documentation about “Smiley First”, “Pogorelc”, “William Griffin”, “Joe Hanley”.

2. Regarding emails, the request is for MassDOT to search its account for emails to, from, or forwarded from “Jhanley” and/or “Wgriffin” with content pertaining to "pogorelc" or "smiley first" or "Cypher" or " B St" or "West First" or "core" or "easement".

Thank you, and best,
Katonio Butler

From: Diaz-Gonzalez, Nelly (DOT)

Mr. Butler,

Response to your Public Records Request was emailed to you on July 19, 2017.

Please see attached.

Nelly I. Diaz-Gonzalez
Administrative Assistant II
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Office of the General Counsel
10 Park Plaza, Suite 3510
Boston, MA 02116

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