UB Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Records

Robert Galbraith filed this request with the State University of New York at Buffalo of New York.
Tracking # 16-071
Due Sept. 2, 2016
Est. Completion Dec. 21, 2017
Status
Awaiting Response

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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:

All meeting minutes, board resolutions, and other records relating or referring to meetings of the board of directors of Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc produced, sent, or received by Satish Tripathi as the representative of the State University of New York at Buffalo on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc board of directors.

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 June 22, 2016.

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 16-071.

Sincerely,

Brian T. Hines

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Michele Murphy
Policy and Operational Excellence
University at Buffalo
420 Crofts Hall, North Campus
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Email: mfdunn@buffalo.edu<mailto:mmurphy@business.buffalo.edu>
Tel: 716-645-6071

From: Hines, Brian

?Mr. Galbraith,

We are unable to respond to your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request within 20 business days from our last letter dated June 28, 2016, because of the volume of the request, the difficulty in determining what documents may be relevant to the request, and the need to review the documents to determine the extent to which they must be disclosed. It is anticipated that those records that you have requested that are disclosable under FOIL will be provided to you by September 30, 2016.

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

From: Hines, Brian

Mr. Galbraith,

We are unable to respond to your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request since our last letter dated July 22, 2016, because of the difficulty in determining what documents may be relevant to the request, and the need to review the documents to determine the extent to which they must be disclosed. It is anticipated that those records that you have requested that are disclosable under FOIL will be provided to you by November 18, 2016.

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

From: Hines, Brian

Mr. Galbraith,

We are unable to respond to your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request since our last communication dated September 30, 2016, because of the difficulty in determining what documents may be relevant to the request, and the need to review the documents to determine the extent to which they must be disclosed. It is anticipated that those records that you have requested that are disclosable under FOIL will be provided to you by December 23, 2016.

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

From: Hines, Brian

Mr. Galbraith,

We are unable to respond to your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request since our last communication dated November 18, 2016, because of the difficulty in determining what documents may be relevant to the request, and the need to review the documents to determine the extent to which they must be disclosed. It is anticipated that those records that you have requested that are disclosable under FOIL will be provided to you by February 24, 2017 .

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

From: Hines, Brian

Mr. Galbraith,

We are unable to respond to your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request since our last communication dated December 22, 2016, because of the difficulty in determining what documents may be relevant to the request, and the need to review the documents to determine the extent to which they must be disclosed. Further it must be determined if there are any proprietary information or trade secrets contained in the records requested. It is anticipated that those records that you have requested that are disclosable under FOIL will be provided to you by March 31, 2017 .

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

From: Robert Galbraith

Mr. Hines:

To clarify for this request as well, I am seeking records from Dr. Tripathi's entire tenure on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus board of directors in his capacity as President of the University at Buffalo, i.e. from 2011 through the present.

Thank you,

Robert Galbraith

From: Hines, Brian

Mr. Galbraith,

We are unable to respond to your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request since our last communication dated February 21, 2017, because of the clarification you made to your request on March 14, 2017 in which you requested “records from Dr. Tripathi's entire tenure on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus board of directors in his capacity as President of the University at Buffalo, i.e. from 2011 through the present”. Once it is determined what records exist that may be responsive to your request a review of the documents will need to be made to determine the extent to which they must be disclosed. Further, it must be determined if there are any proprietary information or trade secrets contained in the records requested. It is anticipated that those records that you have requested that are disclosable under FOIL will be provided to you by August 21, 2017 .

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

From: Hines, Brian

Mr. Galbraith,

We are unable to respond to your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request since our last communication dated March 31, 2017, because of the sheer volume of documents that need to be reviewed. Once it is determined what records may be responsive to your request a review of the documents will need to be made to determine the extent to which they must be disclosed. It is anticipated that those records that you have requested that are disclosable under FOIL will be provided to you by December 21, 2017 .

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

From: Robert Galbraith

Mr. Hines,

It has been 16 months since I filed this request. This delay is unacceptable. What is the hold up with these records?

Robert Galbraith

From: Hines, Brian

Mr. Galbraith,

I am sorry for the delay but there is a large amount of records that need to be reviewed for this request. If I stopped to look at records for just this request the other work I do would come to a halt for some time. I am trying to do a little at a time and am making progress.

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

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