Bill de Blasio Last 200 Pages of Emails

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

FOIL-2019-002-00208

Due March 29, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

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

"EB-5"
"Whistleblower"
"Money Laundering"

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: Office of the Mayor

Your request FOIL-2019-002-00208 has been successfully submitted to the Mayor's Office (OOM). The details of your request are shown below.

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:"EB-5""Whistleblower""Money Laundering"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: Office of the Mayor

The Mayor's Office (OOM) has denied your FOIL request FOIL-2019-002-00208 for the following reasons: (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2019-002-00208)
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).

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:"EB-5""Whistleblower""Money Laundering"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
DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL. For information or questions about this request please use the Contact the Agency link on the request page in OpenRecords.

From: Taylor-Scott Amarel

You may modify my request as follows:

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I would like to obtain the last 100 emails (with attachments) sent to, from, or copied to Mayor Bill de Blasio that contain at least one of the following non-case-sensitive key-strings:

"EB-5"
"Whistleblower"
"Money Laundering"
'

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