Bill de Blasio Last 200 Pages of Emails

Taylor S Amarel filed this request with the Office of the Mayor of New York City, NY .
Tracking #

FOIL-2019-002-00024

Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Taylor S 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 Mayor Bill de Blasio that contain at least one of the following non-case-sensitive key-strings:

"Asian"
"Chinese"
"USCIS"
"EB-5"
"Investors"
"Fraud"
"Whistleblower"
"Money Laundering"
"Western Union"
"HSI"
"Kushner"
"Trump"

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 S Amarel

From: Office of the Mayor

The Mayor's Office (OOM) has denied your FOIL request FOIL-2019-002-00024 for the following reasons: (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2019-002-00024)
Public Officers Law §89(3)(a) requires that a request “reasonably” describe the records sought. It is the requester's responsibility to frame requests with sufficient particularity to enable the searching agency to determine precisely what records are being requested.
The office cannot determine precisely what records you seek as no guidelines exist to define a “page” of email, e.g., whether page lengths of emails also include their attachments, or whether they include email headers, etc. Further, because emails are not maintained sequentially by page, it is impossible to precisely determine the two hundred sequentially ordered pages sought by your request. As such, your request is denied pursuant to Public Officers Law §89(3)(a).

Please visit FOIL-2019-002-00024 to view additional information and take any necessary action. You may appeal the decision to deny access to material that was redacted in part or withheld in entirety by contacting the agency's FOIL Appeals Officer: (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2019-002-00024) foilappeal@cityhall.nyc.gov within 30 days. (mailto:foilappeal@cityhall.nyc.gov)
Request Information: Request Title: Bill de Blasio Last 200 Pages of Emails

Request Description: 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 Mayor Bill de Blasio that contain at least one of the following non-case-sensitive key-strings:"Asian""Chinese""USCIS""EB-5""Investors""Fraud""Whistleblower""Money Laundering""Western Union""HSI""Kushner""Trump"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 S Amarel
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From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Taylor S 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 Mayor Bill de Blasio that contain at least one of the following non-case-sensitive key-strings:

"USCIS"
"EB-5"
"Fraud"
"Whistleblower"
"Money Laundering"
"Western Union"

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 S Amarel

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