UB-BNP Records Jan-May 2017

Robert Galbraith filed this request with the State University of New York at Buffalo of New York.
Tracking # 17-075
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From: Robert Galbraith

Dear Mr. Hines:

Under the provisions of the New York Freedom of Information Law, Article 6 of the Public Officers Law, I hereby request a copy of all records or portions thereof related to, or referring to the following:

1. All meeting minutes, board resolutions, and other records relating or referring to meetings of the board of directors of Buffalo Niagara Partnership produced, sent, or received by Satish Tripathi as the representative of the State University of New York at Buffalo on the Buffalo Niagara Partnership board of directors from January through May 2017.

I understand that there is a fee of $0.25 per page for duplication of the records requested; however, this request is a matter of public concern and is not being made for commercial usage. As such, I request that any fees associated with providing requested records be waived. I also request that documents be provided in electronic format if at all possible. Doing so would eliminate the need to copy the materials and provides another basis for my requested fee waiver.

If, however, such a waiver is denied, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request.

As you know, the Freedom of Information Law requires that an agency respond to a request within five (5) business days of receipt of such request. Therefore, I would appreciate a response as soon as possible.

If you determine that some but not all of the information is exempt from disclosure and that you intend to withhold it, I ask that you redact it for the time being and make the rest available as requested. In any event, please provide a notification citing the legal authorities on which you rely if you determine that any or all of the information is exempt and will not be disclosed.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter; I look forward to hearing from you shortly.

Sincerely,

Robert Galbraith

From: Murphy, Michele

Sent on behalf of Brian T. Hines, Records Access Officer

Mr. Galbraith,

Please be advised that I am in receipt of your Freedom of Information Law (F.O.I.L.) request dated May 17, 2017.

I am currently determining the availability and accessibility of the requested document(s) and I expect to be in further contact with you within twenty business days. If you wish to make further inquiry regarding this particular FOIL request, please reference File Number 17-075.

Sincerely,

Brian T. Hines

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Michele Murphy
Policy and Operational Excellence
University at Buffalo
Email: mfdunn@buffalo.edu<mailto:mmurphy@business.buffalo.edu>

From: Hines, Brian

Mr. Galbraith,

We are unable to respond to your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request within twenty (20) business days from our last letter dated May 19, 2017 because of the difficulty in reviewing the records to determine what documents can be released under FOIL.

It is anticipated that those records that you have requested that are disclosable under FOIL will be provided to you on or before August 4, 2017.

Sincerely,

Brian T. Hines
Records Access Officer
University at Buffalo
120 Crofts Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

From: Hines, Brian

Mr. Galbraith,

Pursuant to your request, under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law, Article 6 of the Public Officers Law, disclosable documents responsive to your request are enclosed. These documents will be sent in two or more emails as your email is not able to handle the file size of all the documents in one email. Some parts of the records have been redacted under POL § 87(2)(b), as their release would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy under POL §89(2). Further, some redactions have been made under POL § 87(2)(d) as the documents contain information which if disclosed would cause substantial injury to the competitive position of the subject enterprise.

If you wish to appeal any part of this decision, you must do so in writing within thirty (30) days of your receipt of this email. The appeal must be directed to: FOIL Appeals Officer, Kellie Dupuis, Associate Counsel, Office of University Counsel, SUNY Plaza, Albany, New York 12246.

Brian T. Hines
Records Access Officer
University at Buffalo
120 Crofts Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

From: Hines, Brian

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