Processing notes and documents for F2013-67 (NYCC)

Conor Skelding filed this request with the City Council of New York City, NY.
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From: Conor Skelding

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The following documents regarding FOIL # F2013-67, received by the New York City Council on 6/13/2013 and submitted by Nick Powell, which requested "1. All email (personal & CM accounts) correspondence between CM Greenfield and Yehuda Eckstein from date CM took office" and "2. All email correspondence (personal & CM accounts) between CM Greenfield and Kalman Yeger between 4/2013 to present day."

Documents requested include:

-- Correspondence between Nick Powell and the NYCC FOIL officers
-- Processing notes and internal communications for the request
-- Documents released per the request

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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,

Conor Skelding

From: Barbato, Danielle

Conor Skelding

Re: Freedom of Information Law Request
April 27, 2014

Dear Mr. Skelding:

This letter serves as acknowledgement of receipt of your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests received in this office on the above date. Please be advised that your requests are being reviewed and I will be back in touch with you when that process is complete. Due to the extensive nature of your requests, I expect to be able to provide you with a response in up to 30 business days.

Very truly yours,

Danielle Barbato
FOIL Officer

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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 April 27, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Barbato, Danielle

Conor Skelding

Re: Freedom of Information Law Request
April 27, 2014

Dear Mr. Skelding:

This letter serves as a response to your Freedom of Information Law request, received in this office on the above date related to a FOIL request received by the New York City Council on June 13, 2013 from Nick Powell . You have requested: 1. Correspondence between Nick Powell and the NYCC FOIL Officers 2. Processing notes and internal communications for this request 3. Documents released per the request. I have attached all responsive documents to parts one and three of your request.

Please be advised that part two of your request which asks for all processing notes and internal communications related to this request is denied. Pursuant to Section 87 (2) (g) of the Freedom of Information Law which exempts from disclosure inter-agency or intra-agency records that are not (i) statistical or factual tabulations or data, (ii) instructions to the staff that affect the public , (iii) final agency policy or determinations, (iv) external audits, including but not limited to audits performed by the comptroller and the federal government. Examples of communications withheld are inter-agency or intra-agency communications that were expression of opinion, advice or non-final agency deliberations. Additionally, pursuant to §87 (2)(a)of the Public Officer's Law portions of these documents specifically exempted from disclosure by state or federal statute may be withheld. Certain communications withheld represent communications between Council staff and Council attorneys for the purpose of receiving or rendering legal advice and accordingly are subject to the attorney-client privilege (see CPLR §4503 (a) and/or constitute privileged attorney work product (See CPLR §3101 (c)).

If you have any questions or concerns about this please contact me. If you wish to appeal this decision, you may do so, in writing, within thirty days to Jason Otano, FOIL Appeals Officer, at 250 Broadway, 15th Floor, New York, New York 10007 or jotano@council.nyc.gov.

Very truly yours,

Danielle Barbato
FOIL Officer

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CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain CONFIDENTIAL or PRIVILEGED material. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. If you are the intended recipient but do not wish to receive communications through this medium, please so advise the sender immediately.

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