City of McAllen's presidential debate application

Daniel Welch filed this request with the City of McAllen of McAllen, TX.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # W019896-070615 ; OR2015-18656
Status
Rejected

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From: Daniel Welch

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act , I hereby request the following records:

The City of McAllen's application to the Commission on Presidential Debates to host one of 2016's four general election debates.

Requested records include all documents or files, digital or otherwise, attached to or enclosed with the application.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Daniel Welch

From: Diana M. Silva

Mr. Welch,
We are in receipt of your request . The reference number assigned to your request is W019896-070615. Please be advised that we do not know how long it will take for the department(s) of record to locate and compile the requested information; nevertheless within 10 days of receipt of your request, the law requires the City to provide the information or tell you when it will be available. Please refer to this number when making inquiries regarding your request. You will be contacted once the requested information has been gathered.

Please be advised that ALL requests for information must be directed to our Public Information Specialist, Perla Lara in order to be processed in a timely manner. For future requests Ms. Lara may be reached at plara@mcallen.net<mailto:plara@mcallen.net>, online at www.mcallen.net<http://www.mcallen.net>, in person or by fax at the number below.

Diana Silva, Deputy Public Information Specialist
CITY OF McALLEN-CITY SECRETARY'S OFFICE
P.O. Box 220/1300 Houston Avenue-2nd Floor
McAllen, Texas 78505-0220
Office: 956.681.1028 / Fax: 956.681.1029
dsilva@mcallen.net<mailto:dsilva@mcallen.net>

Requesting information from City of McAllen? You may now submit it online at www.mygovhelp.org/mcallentx<http://www.mygovhelp.org/mcallentx>.
This e-mail, with attachments hereto if any, is intended only for receipt and use by the addressee(s) named herein, and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient you are hereby notified that any use, copying, reproduction, dissemination, distribution, or transmission of this e-mail, and any attachments hereto, is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient or have received this e-mail in error, please notify me via return e-mail and telephone at 956-681-1028<tel:956-681-1028>, and permanently delete and purge the original and any copy thereof.

From: City of McAllen

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W019896-070615.

Thank you for your help.

From: Diana M. Silva

Good morning Mr. Welch,
We responded to your request on July 7, 2015. Attached is what was sent via certified mail. Should you require additional assistance, do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards,
Diana Silva, Deputy Public Information Specialist
CITY OF McALLEN-CITY SECRETARY'S OFFICE
P.O. Box 220/1300 Houston Avenue-2nd Floor
McAllen, Texas 78505-0220
Office: 956.681.1028 / Fax: 956.681.1029
dsilva@mcallen.net<mailto:dsilva@mcallen.net>

Requesting information from City of McAllen? You may now submit it online at www.mygovhelp.org/mcallentx<http://www.mygovhelp.org/mcallentx>.

This e-mail, with attachments hereto if any, is intended only for receipt and use by the addressee(s) named herein, and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient you are hereby notified that any use, copying, reproduction, dissemination, distribution, or transmission of this e-mail, and any attachments hereto, is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient or have received this e-mail in error, please notify me via return e-mail and telephone at 956-681-1028<tel:956-681-1028>, and permanently delete and purge the original and any copy thereof.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W019896-070615.

Thank you for your help.

From: Diana M. Silva

Mr. Welch,
Attached is the response that was mailed out to you on July 7, 2015. We have requested an opinion from the Attorney General’s office to withhold this information. To date, we have not received a response/ruling from the Attorney General’s Office. Once they have ruled, they will advise us both. If I can be of further assistance, do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards,

Diana Silva, Deputy Public Information Specialist
CITY OF McALLEN-CITY SECRETARY'S OFFICE
P.O. Box 220/1300 Houston Avenue-2nd Floor
McAllen, Texas 78505-0220
Office: 956.681.1028 / Fax: 956.681.1029
dsilva@mcallen.net<mailto:dsilva@mcallen.net>

Requesting information from City of McAllen? You may now submit it online at www.mygovhelp.org/mcallentx<http://www.mygovhelp.org/mcallentx>.

This e-mail, with attachments hereto if any, is intended only for receipt and use by the addressee(s) named herein, and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient you are hereby notified that any use, copying, reproduction, dissemination, distribution, or transmission of this e-mail, and any attachments hereto, is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient or have received this e-mail in error, please notify me via return e-mail and telephone at 956-681-1028<tel:956-681-1028>, and permanently delete and purge the original and any copy thereof.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W019896-070615.

Thank you for your help.

From: Diana M. Silva

Good afternoon Mr. Welch,
We are currently awaiting the Attorney General’s ruling. Pursuant to section 552.306 of the Act, the attorney general must render an open records decision “not later than the 45th business day after the date the attorney general received the request for a decision.” The attorney general must provide a copy of the decision to the requestor. Your request was submitted on 7/6/15 and we requested an attorney general ruling on 7/7/15.

To date, we have not received a response/ruling from the Attorney General’s Office. Once they have ruled, we should each receive a copy of ruling. If I can be of further assistance, do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards,
Diana Silva, Deputy Public Information Specialist
CITY OF McALLEN-CITY SECRETARY'S OFFICE
P.O. Box 220/1300 Houston Avenue-2nd Floor
McAllen, Texas 78505-0220
Office: 956.681.1028 / Fax: 956.681.1029
dsilva@mcallen.net<mailto:dsilva@mcallen.net>

Requesting information from City of McAllen? You may now submit it online at www.mygovhelp.org/mcallentx<http://www.mygovhelp.org/mcallentx>.

This e-mail, with attachments hereto if any, is intended only for receipt and use by the addressee(s) named herein, and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient you are hereby notified that any use, copying, reproduction, dissemination, distribution, or transmission of this e-mail, and any attachments hereto, is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient or have received this e-mail in error, please notify me via return e-mail and telephone at 956-681-1028<tel:956-681-1028>, and permanently delete and purge the original and any copy thereof.

From: City of McAllen

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W019896-070615.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Diana M. Silva

Mr. Welch,
Attached is the response that was mailed out to you on July 7, 2015. We have requested an opinion from the Attorney General’s office to withhold this information. To date, we have not received a response/ruling from the Attorney General’s Office. Once they have ruled, they will advise us both. If I can be of further assistance, do not hesitate to contact me.
Regards,
Diana Silva, Deputy Public Information Specialist
CITY OF McALLEN-CITY SECRETARY'S OFFICE
P.O. Box 220/1300 Houston Avenue-2nd Floor
McAllen, Texas 78505-0220
Office: 956.681.1028 / Fax: 956.681.1029
dsilva@mcallen.net<mailto:dsilva@mcallen.net>

Requesting information from City of McAllen? You may now submit it online at www.mygovhelp.org/mcallentx<http://www.mygovhelp.org/mcallentx>.
This e-mail, with attachments hereto if any, is intended only for receipt and use by the addressee(s) named herein, and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient you are hereby notified that any use, copying, reproduction, dissemination, distribution, or transmission of this e-mail, and any attachments hereto, is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient or have received this e-mail in error, please notify me via return e-mail and telephone at 956-681-1028<tel:956-681-1028>, and permanently delete and purge the original and any copy thereof.

From: City of McAllen

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.

From: Diana M. Silva

Mr. Welch,
Attached is the final response to your request. Should you require additional assistance, do not hesitate to contact me.
Regards,

From: Diana M. Silva

Good Morning Mr. Welch,
We received your inquiry below on the status of your request submitted to the City of McAllen on July 6, 2015. This request was assigned reference number W019896-070615.
Information requested: To Whom It May Concern: Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act , I hereby request the following records: The City of McAllen's application to the Commission on Presidential Debates to host one of 2016's four general election debates. Requested records include all documents or files, digital or otherwise, attached to or enclosed with the application. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. 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 business days, as the statute requires. Sincerely, Daniel Welch.

From: Diana M. Silva

Mr. Welch,
Your request has been closed. Please refer to the Ruling received from the Attorney General’s Office.

Regards,
Diana Silva, Deputy Public Information Specialist
CITY OF McALLEN-CITY SECRETARY'S OFFICE
P.O. Box 220/1300 Houston Avenue-2nd Floor
McAllen, Texas 78505-0220
Office: 956.681.1028 / Fax: 956.681.1029
dsilva@mcallen.net<mailto:dsilva@mcallen.net>

Requesting information from City of McAllen? You may now submit it online at www.mygovhelp.org/mcallentx<http://www.mygovhelp.org/mcallentx>.

This e-mail, with attachments hereto if any, is intended only for receipt and use by the addressee(s) named herein, and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient you are hereby notified that any use, copying, reproduction, dissemination, distribution, or transmission of this e-mail, and any attachments hereto, is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient or have received this e-mail in error, please notify me via return e-mail and telephone at 956-681-1028<tel:956-681-1028>, and permanently delete and purge the original and any copy thereof.

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