Kenneth Adams Last 200 Pages of Emails With "EB-5" or "EB5"

Taylor-Scott Amarel filed this request with the Empire State Development of New York.
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2822

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From: Taylor-Scott Amarel


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

I would like to obtain the last 200 pages of emails sent to, from, or copied to Kenneth Adams (former ESD President & CEO and DED Commissioner) that contain the non-case-sensitive key-string "EB-5" or "EB5".

You may start with the most recent email (as of the time you receive this request). Convert this email to PDF and then proceed to the immediately prior email until 200 pages of emails have been produced.

I request that you ignore spam, junk mail, or newsletters.

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.

Sincerely,

Taylor-Scott Amarel

From: Empire State Development

Dear Mr. Amarel:

ESD is in receipt of the attached FOIL requests seeking access to certain records of the New York State Urban Development Corporation ("UDC") doing business as Empire State Development ("ESD").

ESD is considering your request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Law (Public Officers law, Section 84 et seq.) and its rules concerning access to the records of the Corporation. ESD will notify you of the results of its search for responsive documents within twenty (20) business days.

Thank you.

Records Access Officer
FOIL@esd.ny.gov<mailto:FOIL@esd.ny.gov>

  • Amarel FOIL Request #2822 - Kenneth Adams Last 200 Pages of Emails With EB-5 or EB5

From: Empire State Development

Dear Mr. Amarel:

Please be advised that ESD continues to review documents related to the attached FOIL request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Law (Public Officers Law, Section 84 et seq.) ("FOIL") and its rules concerning access to ESD's records. ESD will notify you of the status of its review and endeavor to provide you with any responsive documents and/or determination(s) made pursuant to FOIL on or before June 4, 2019.

Thank you.

Records Access Officer
FOIL@esd.ny.gov<mailto:FOIL@esd.ny.gov>

  • Amarel FOIL Request #2822 - Kenneth Adams Last 200 Pages of Emails With EB-5 or EB5

From: Empire State Development

Dear Mr. Amarel,

Please be advised that the attached e-mail indicating the anticipated response date to your FOIL request #2822 was sent to you on April 22, 2019.

Thank you.

Records Access Office
FOIL@esd.ny.gov<mailto:FOIL@esd.ny.gov>

  • Copy - Amarel FOIL Request #2822 - Kenneth Adams Last 200 Pages of Emails With EB-5 or EB5

From: Empire State Development

Dear Mr. Amarel:

ESD previously advised you in the attached email, sent on May 7, 2019 responding to your earlier mail asking the same question on April 22, 2019, and in the language you have quoted below (emphasis added) that that ESD continues to review documents related to the attached FOIL request #2822 in accordance with the Freedom of Information Law (Public Officers Law, Section 84 et seq.) ("FOIL") and its rules concerning access to ESD's records. ESD will notify you of the status of its review and endeavor to provide you with any responsive documents and/or determination(s) made pursuant to FOIL on or before June 4, 2019. Thank you.

Please acknowledge this email.

Records Access Officer
FOIL@esd.ny.gov<mailto:FOIL@esd.ny.gov<mailto:FOIL@esd.ny.gov%3cmailto:FOIL@esd.ny.gov>

From: Taylor-Scott Amarel

Thank you, I look forward to receiving the documents.

From: Empire State Development

Dear Mr. Amarel:

Please be advised that ESD continues to review documents related to the attached FOIL request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Law (Public Officers Law, Section 84 et seq.) ("FOIL") and its rules concerning access to ESD's records. ESD will notify you of the status of its review and endeavor to provide you with any responsive documents and/or determination(s) made pursuant to FOIL on or before July 17, 2019.

Thank you.

Records Access Officer
FOIL@esd.ny.gov<mailto:FOIL@esd.ny.gov>

From: Empire State Development

Dear Mr. Amarel:

As we wrote you on June 4, 2019, which you quote below, ESD will notify you of the status of its review and endeavor to provide you with any responsive documents and/or determination(s) made pursuant to FOIL on or before July 17, 2019.

Thank you.

Records Access Officer
FOIL@esd.ny.gov<mailto:FOIL@esd.ny.gov<mailto:FOIL@esd.ny.gov%3cmailto:FOIL@esd.ny.gov>>

From: Taylor-Scott Amarel

Thank you very much, I appreciate the update and communication.

From: Empire State Development

Dear Mr. Amarel,

This email responds to your March 17, 2019, FOIL request for the following:
the last 200 pages of emails sent to, from, or copied to Kenneth Adams (former ESD President & CEO and DED Commissioner) that contain the non-case-sensitive key-string "EB-5" or "EB5".
You may start with the most recent email (as of the time you receive this request). Convert this email to PDF and then proceed to the immediately prior email until 200 pages of emails have been produced.
I request that you ignore spam, junk mail, or newsletters.

Please find the attached documents responsive to your FOIL request.

Pursuant to Public Officers Law 87(2)(g), we have withheld records from disclosure as they are "inter-agency or intra-agency materials which are not (i) statistical or factual tabulations or data; (ii) instructions to staff that affect the public; (iii) final agency policy or determination; (iv) external audits, including but not limited to audits performed by the comptroller and the federal government."

Pursuant to Public Officers Law 87(2)(i), we have withheld certain records as they contain information that "If it is if disclosed, would jeopardize the capacity of an agency or an entity that has shared information with an agency to guarantee the security of its information technology assets, such assets encompassing both electronic information systems and infrastructures."

Pursuant to Public Officers Law ยง89(4)(a), you have thirty (30) days to appeal this determination. An appeal of any portion of this determination should be directed to Empire State Development's appeals officer, New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development, 633 Third Avenue, 37th Floor, New York, NY 10017, FOILAppeal@esd.ny.gov<mailto:FOILAppeal@esd.ny.gov>.

Kindly confirm receipt of this email. Thank you.

Records Access Officer
FOIL@esd.ny.gov<mailto:FOIL@esd.ny.gov>

IMPORTANT: This e-mail message and any attachments contain information intended for the exclusive use of the individual(s) or entity to whom it is addressed and may contain information that is proprietary, privileged, confidential and/or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any viewing, copying, disclosure or distribution of this information may be subject to legal restriction or sanction. Please immediately notify the sender by electronic mail or notify the System Administrator by telephone (518)292-5180 or e-mail (administrator@esd.ny.gov) and delete the message. Thank you.

From: Taylor-Scott Amarel

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Taylor-Scott Amarel

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