|Submitted||March 4, 2016|
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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:
All communications, agendas, and schedules, written or electronic, related to Mayor Jon Mitchell and former President Bill Clinton's activities for Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
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.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 4, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Dear Mr. Clauss:
This is in response to your request for information pursuant to the provisions of M.G.L. c. 66, section 10 (the "Public Records Law") addressed to the City Clerk.
As you are aware, the City is entitled to payment for the costs of researching, redacting and copying. Kindly forward a check made payable to the City of New Bedford to my attention in the amount of $59.74. The breakdown is as follows:
66 pages x .05 per page = $ 3.30
2 hours for least paid person
Capable of performing the
Duties at $28.22 per hour = $56.44
Total Cost $59.74
Upon receipt of the check I will have the documents sent to you within two business days.
Lisa A. Presby
City of New Bedford
Office of the City Solicitor
133 William Street - Room 203
New Bedford, MA 02740-6163
Tel. (508) 979-1460
Fax (508) 979-1515
A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.
A copy of documents responsive to the request.
Have you received the check for this request? Just wondering what the status is.
I received the check on Monday, March 21st or Tuesday, March 22nd. I mailed the documents to the address listed in the request on Tuesday, March 22nd.