Mayor Emails

Taylor Amarel filed this request with the Mayor's Office of Philadelphia, PA.

It is a clone of this request.

Due June 14, 2019
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Taylor Amarel

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:

I would like to obtain all emails sent to, from, or copied to Mayor Jim Kenney from January 1, 2019 to June 1, 2019 containing any of the following non-case-sensitive key-strings:

"EB-5" or "Whistleblower"

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.


Taylor Amarel

From: Mayor's Office


Thank you for your correspondence. This is an automatic response to let you know that the City will process your request and respond further within 5 business days of its receipt by an Open Records Officer. Please note that requests received after 5PM are deemed received the next business day. If you do not receive an email within 5 business days, please contact the City immediately as occasionally a requester's spam blocking service interferes with the delivery of our emails and we are not aware of the issue.  Did you know that the City already releases a lot of information and open data online? You might be able to find the answer to your inquiry right now!

Here are some common types of requests we receive and where to find this information online right now:  

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Search information about professional service contracts online at eContract Philly. 

Search information about procurement contracts online with PHL Contracts. 

Search City legislation and related hearings online with Legistar. 

Obtain financial disclosure forms from the Department of Records. 

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Philadelphia Parking Authority 

School District of Philadelphia 

City of Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office 

Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority 

First Judicial District (Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas) 

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From: Mayor's Office

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA LAW DEPARTMENT One Parkway Building 1515 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 Marcel S. Pratt City Solicitor BY EMAIL: Re: FW: Pennsylvania Right to Know Act Request: Mayor Emails Request #: 4793 Dear Taylor Amarel: Thank you for writing to the City of Philadelphia (“City”) with your request for information. A brief description of your request(s) as well as the City’s internal tracking number can be found below. Please note at the outset that requests for records to state and local agencies in Pennsylvania are generally governed by the Commonwealth’s Right-To-Know Law, 65 P.S. § 67.101 et seq., (the “Act” or “RTK Law”). Be advised that we will be asserting the City’s right to an additional thirty (30) calendar days to review the request as provided for by the Act. This right is being asserted for the following reasons: a) Bona fide staffing limitations (in retrieving and reviewing the record(s) requested); b) A legal review is necessary to determine whether the record(s) is a record(s) subject to access under the Act; c) To determine if the request requires the redaction of a public record(s); d) The extent or nature of the request precludes a response within the required time period. We will contact you regarding this request within thirty (30) calendar days as required by law. Respectfully, Jill I. Freeman Deputy City Solicitor (215) 683-5069 (fax) Tracking #: Amarel 4793 Request Summary: All emails to or from Mayor Jim Kenney from 1/1/19 to 6/1/19 containing any of the following keywords: "EB-5" or "Whistleblower". Original Request:
Rec’d: 6/10/19