UN Parking Corruption

Emma Best filed this request with the Department of Finance of New York City, NY.
Est. Completion June 13, 2016
Status
Withdrawn

Communications

From: Michael Best

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:

Listings of all unpaid parking violations (by personnel and vehicles) of U.N. Missions for all years that are available.

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,

Michael Best

From: Koszer, Gerald (DOF)


From: Koszer, Gerald (DOF)

April 11, 2016

Michael Best
MuckRock
DEPT MR 25093
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Dear Mr. Best:

This is in response to your April 9, 2016 Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request received by this office on April 11, 2016. Pursuant to Public Officers Law § 89(3), please be advised that we anticipate our response to be completed approximately 60 days from the date of this letter (June13, 2016). We need this time to locate and compile responsive records, and to subject each page of the records to legal review, while also processing other FOIL requests.

Sincerely,

Gerald S. Koszer
Records Access Officer

From: Koszer, Gerald (DOF)

May 6, 2016

Michael Best
MuckRock
DEPT MR 25093
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Dear Mr. Best:

This is in response to your April 9, 2016 Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request.

Please be advised that Finance's IT division has informed me that it will have to perform special programming to produce the information you have requested. In order to fulfill your request, it is currently estimated that such programming will require 12 hours of computer programming time. Pursuant to Public Officers Law § 87(1)(c), you will be responsible for all but the first two of these hours. At $91.53 per hour, this production will cost you an estimated $915.30 (please note that the actual time required, and thus the final cost to you, may vary) and will be produced in an Excel spreadsheet or on a CD.

Finance's IT division has also advised me of the following:

· It will extract all outstanding summonses issued to diplomatic Mission plates that exist in the system.

· Since you did not specify desired data elements, the IT division provide the following data elements:

· Summons Number

· Plate Id

· Plate State of Registration

· Plate Type

· Country Code

· Issue Date

· Issue Time

· Violation Code

· Location of Violation

· Amount Due

Kindly inform me in writing as soon as possible but in no event later than 30 days of how you wish for Finance to proceed with your request. If I do not hear from you within 30 days, your request will be closed, subject to re-opening at a later date if you choose to resubmit it.

Sincerely,

Gerald S. Koszer
Records Access Officer

From: Michael Best

Thank you for following up. At this time, I am not prepared to pay those fees and I do not see a way to significantly limit the scope or reduce the amount of time that would be required.

Please consider this request withdrawn, though I may resubmit it with the fee estimate in mind at a later date.

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