|Submitted||Nov. 19, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:
Any and all e-mails and documents mentioning the names Lisa Marie Cater or William “Sam” Hoyt. Search on keywords "Cater" and "Hoyt". Also, "Empire State Development Corp".
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 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Dear Mr. Weiss,
Please see the attached response to your Freedom of Information Law ("FOIL") request dated November 19, 2017.
Assistant to the Records Officer
This is an absurd response. There is nothing overboard about the request, as it gives three very specific keywords to search within the governors office emails. This is a request that has been filled countless times in the same manner throughout this, and other state agencies.
As stated, this is an incredibly basic search of email correspondence with 3 clearly defined key terms to search on.
The request has been rejected by the agency.