Manhattan Community Boards

Martha Speranza filed this request with the Manhattan Borough President's Office of New York City, NY.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Martha Speranza

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I again hereby request the following records:

Names of all Manhattan Community Board Members (broken out by Board) for every year since 2001.

Your response instructed me to look at the Community Board websites, but of course these only show current members. I am requesting these lists dating back to 2001, which is not available online.

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 fees cannot be waived, 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,

Martha Speranza

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 2, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 2, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Bartlett, Adele (ManhattanBP)

Dear Ms. Speranza,

Once again, our press office has forwarded to me correspondence that you chose to send to them, rather than directly to me as the FOIL Officer.

Please be reminded that I responded to your FOIL request on May 5, 2015. My response read as follows:

Dear Ms. Speranza,

This will acknowledge receipt of your above-referenced FOIL request, sent to our Press office on May 2nd, 2015.

For clarification, your email to our press office states in part "I again hereby request the following records:" However, this is the very first time that I, as the Borough President's FOIL Officer have received your current FOIL request. I received a FOIL request from you on April 18th - also transmitted to me from our press office - to which I responded on April 20th. That FOIL requested lists of current Manhattan Community Board members by Board. Since that information is available to the public, I referred you to where it could be found: the website of the Manhattan Borough President's Office. (I did not refer you to individual community board sites.) I also explained that FOIL requests can only be made for copies of existing documents within an agency's records. It cannot be utilized to obtain narrative answers to questions.
Regarding your current FOIL request: Please be advised that the Manhattan Borough President's Office does not have records containing lists of Community Board members back to 2001. We have the records responsive to your request for the most recent years. We will search our records for those documents. I estimate that the search will require approximately 45 business days. When we have completed our search, I will contact you with information as to the number of pages required to be copied. When we have received your payment, the copies will be made available to you.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.

Thank you.

Adele Bartlett
Deputy Gen. Counsel; Housing Policy Analyst
Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer
1 Centre Street, 19th Fl.
New York, New York 10007
212-669-8139
Cell: 917-648-2906
abartlett@manhattanbp.nyc.gov<mailto:abartlett@manhattanbp.nyc.gov>

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Since my May 5th response to your FOIL request, I have asked the appropriate employees to investigate whether we have any records of board membership prior to January, 2014 (the date on which the current Borough President took office.) It does not appear that our office is in possession of reliably accurate lists of Community Board membership prior to that time.
As I informed you previously, lists of 2015 Community Board members by board are available on the Manhattan Borough President's Office website. We will compile such a roster for 2014 and provide it to you within 20 business days.

Adele Bartlett
Deputy Gen. Counsel; Housing Policy Analyst
Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer
1 Centre Street, 19th Fl.
New York, New York 10007
212-669-8139
Cell: 917-648-2906
abartlett@manhattanbp.nyc.gov

This message and its attachments are sent by the MBPO legal department and may contain information that is confidential and protected by privilege from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient, you are prohibited from printing, copying, forwarding, or saving this email and any attachments. Please notify the sender immediately if you believe that you are not the intended recipient.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 2, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 2, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Bartlett, Adele (ManhattanBP)

Dear Ms. Speranza,

Our office has answered your FOIL twice. The matter is closed on our docket. Please arrange to have your account with Muckrock cease sending us automatic emails. They serve no purpose other than to harass.

Thank you.

Adele Bartlett
Deputy Gen. Counsel; Housing Policy Analyst
Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer
1 Centre Street, 19th Fl.
New York, New York 10007
212-669-8139
Cell: 917-648-2906
abartlett@manhattanbp.nyc.gov

This message and its attachments are sent by the MBPO legal department and may contain information that is confidential and protected by privilege from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient, you are prohibited from printing, copying, forwarding, or saving this email and any attachments. Please notify the sender immediately if you believe that you are not the intended recipient.

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