Communications regarding the firing of the Parks Department Director

Daniel Schneider filed this request with the County Executive of Milwaukee County, WI.
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Communications

From: Daniel Schneider

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Wisconsin's Open Records act, I hereby request the following records:

All emails and written communications in 2011 and 2012 regarding the decision to fire former Milwaukee County Parks Department Director Sue Black, or any emails mentioning Sue Black, or the Parks Department.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. 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.

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Daniel Schneider

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 Aug. 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Wilson, Julie

Mr. Schneider:

Attached please find correspondence regarding your records request to the Milwaukee County Executive. A copy of the request itself is also attached.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss this matter further.

Julie

Julie P. Wilson
Assistant Corporation Counsel
Milwaukee County
901 North 9th Street, Suite 303
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: (414) 278-4300
Fax: (414) 223-1249
Email: Julie.Wilson@milwaukeecountywi.gov
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  • ltr to schneider from wilson re request for black and parks records

  • daniel schneider 8.7.14 open records request re sue black

From: Daniel Schneider

Hello Julie,

I'd like to update this in order to bring down the size of the document request. Instead, I'd like to request:

-All emails and written communications in 2011 and 2012 from the County Executive and those working in his office regarding the decision to fire former Milwaukee County Parks Department Director Sue Black

Let me know if this will reduce the projected size of the request to something more feasible.

Best,

Daniel Schneider
414-333-4609

From: Wilson, Julie

Thank you for your response, Mr. Schneider, and your efforts to clarify the records request. Based on your updated request, the custodian's first step will be to confirm the identities of "the County Executive and those working in his office" during the requested time period of 2011 and 2012. On confirmation of this information, you will be provided with a list of the employees whose records will be searched for responsive records, along with a cost estimate for locating the records if the cost is anticipated to exceed $50.

Please advise if you have developed any preferred search terms for use in locating electronic records. In the alternative, the Information Management Services Division will be asked for input on search terms and those terms will be shared with you as part of the cost estimate.

Please feel free to contact me with questions or further instructions.

Sincerely,
Julie

Julie P. Wilson
Assistant Corporation Counsel
Milwaukee County
901 North 9th Street, Suite 303
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: (414) 278-4300
Fax: (414) 223-1249
Email: Julie.Wilson@milwaukeecountywi.gov

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 Aug. 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Wilson, Julie

Mr. Schneider,

In response to your records request, as clarified on August 29, 2014, the individuals listed below were identified by payroll as having worked in the Office of the County Executive in 2011 and 2012. A cost estimate is being prepared based on these individuals. If you wish to eliminate any of the listed employees from the search/cost estimate, please advise. The universe of search terms employed may impact the cost estimate, so please provide any search terms you wish used in the search of email and electronic records.

Abele, Christopher
Aldrich,George
Bentoff, Jeffrey
Conway, Brendan
Harris, Thomas
Johnson, Solomon
Koltun, Raisa
Lorenz,Brandon
Moreen, Amber
Paul, Amy
Pratt, Marvin
Roach, Adrienne
Torhorst, Cynthia
Walsh, Linda
Zaferos, William
Zapfel, John
Zautke,Claire

Sincerely,
Julie

Julie P. Wilson
Assistant Corporation Counsel
Milwaukee County
901 North 9th Street, Suite 303
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: (414) 278-4300
Fax: (414) 223-1249
Email: Julie.Wilson@milwaukeecountywi.gov

From: Daniel Schneider

Hello Julie,

I have no issue including these names in the search for the time being. As far as search terms go, my only original requirement was that the correspondence be related to the decision to fire former Milwaukee County Parks Department Director Sue Black.

The search terms I would then recommend - but by no means limit the search to, if it would limit access to relevant or responsive documents - would include:

"Susan Black"
"Sue Black"
"Ms. Black"
"John Dargle"

Let me know if this helps, or requires clarification.

Daniel

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 Aug. 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Wilson, Julie

Mr. Schneider,

Your proposed search terms have been forwarded to IMSD. A cost estimate will be prepared based on the search parameters you provided. If IMSD advises that the search requires refinement for any reason, you will be notified.

Please feel free to call with any questions or follow-up instructions.

Julie

Julie P. Wilson
Assistant Corporation Counsel
Milwaukee County
901 North 9th Street, Suite 303
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone (414) 278-4300
Fax (414) 278-1249
Email Julie.Wilson@milwaukeecountywi.gov

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 Aug. 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Wilson, Julie

Mr. Schneider,

Please see the attached correspondence regarding your records request.

Julie

Julie P. Wilson
Assistant Corporation Counsel
Milwaukee County
901 North 9th Street, Suite 303
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone (414) 278-4300
Fax (414) 278-1249
Email Julie.Wilson@milwaukeecountywi.gov

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