Mayor Emails

Taylor Amarel Scott filed this request with the City Of Portland Oregon of Portland, OR.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

C106917-082119

Est. Completion None
Status
Payment Required

Communications

From: Taylor Amarel Scott

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maine Freedom of Access Act, I hereby request the following records:

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

"EB-5" or "Whistleblower"

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by 1 M.R.S.A. § 408(6). 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 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 Amarel Scott

From: Portland City Clerk

Taylor,

Mayor Wheeler is the mayor of Portland, Oregon. You emailed us here in
Portland, Maine.
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Jessica Grondin
Director of Communications
City of Portland
389 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04101
o: 207.756.8173
c: 207.272.7885
jgrondin@portlandmaine.gov

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Notice: Under Maine law, documents - including e-mails - in the possession
of public officials or city employees about government business may be
classified as public records. There are very few exceptions. As a result,
please be advised that what is written in an e-mail could be released to
the public and/or the media if requested.

From: Taylor Amarel Scott

Apologies.

From: City Of Portland Oregon

Dear Taylor:

The City of Portland acknowledges receipt of your Public Records Request.  Your request was received in this office on August 21, 2019 and given the reference number C106917-082119 for tracking purposes.

Record Requested:  To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

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

"EB-5" or "Whistleblower"

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by 1 M.R.S.A. § 408(6). 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 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 Amarel Scott

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At this time, the City is uncertain whether it is the custodian of the requested record.  The City will review your request to determine if it has responsive records.  The City will then gather an estimate of the costs to provide copies of requested public records for which the City does not claim an exemption from disclosure.  The City is permitted to charge its actual costs to provide records.  Fees include research time to locate and analyze the requested records, even if no records are located or if the requested records are determined to be exempt from disclosure.

From: City Of Portland Oregon

RE: City Public Records Request of August 21, 2019 Reference # C106917-082119

Dear Taylor,

The City received a Public Records Request from you on August 21, 2019 for the following:
"To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

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

"EB-5" or "Whistleblower"

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by 1 M.R.S.A. § 408(6). 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 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 Amarel Scott

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fcity-of-portland-oregon-16871%252Fmayor-emails-75027%252F%253Femail%253Djgrondin%252540portlandmaine.gov&url_auth_token=AABeIvtBww_r6UVn80mlnqqjyMc%3A1i0SXj%3ABK_c7WQE0sLj7KTxq4qUOUIShWQ"

You have requested a fee waiver from the City of Portland for the fees associated with your public records request.  Your request is complicated enough to require me to complete a cost estimate according to statute.  I want to give you an opportunity to provide more information related to your waiver request while I prepare my estimate.  Please provide the following information to help me evaluate your fee waiver request:

1) How do you or your organization intend to use the information?  (Please answer regarding the specific information requested as opposed to speaking generally regarding information on the general topic requested);

2) How will the information benefit the wider public?  (Please explain how this specific information assists the public given the information already provided to the public on this topic);

3) How do you or your organization intend to disseminate the information to the wider public?

Without responses to all 3 of these questions it may be difficult, or even impossible, to assess whether the requested disclosure is in the public interest because it will primarily benefit the public.

Please also bear in mind that the Bureau providing the records must weigh the public's interest in disclosure against the cost to the public of fulfilling the request without reimbursement.  As part of that balancing of interests, the City may consider the volume of the records requested.  Please discuss whether a more narrowly tailored, and thus less expensive, request could equally meet the public interest.

Sincerely,

CARRIE WILTON
Senior Paralegal

From: City Of Portland Oregon

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RE: City Public Records Request of August 21, 2019 Reference #C106917-082119
Dear Taylor,
The City received a Public Records Request from you on August 21, 2019 for the following: "To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

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

"EB-5" or "Whistleblower"

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by 1 M.R.S.A. § 408(6). 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 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 Amarel Scott

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fcity-of-portland-oregon-16871%252Fmayor-emails-75027%252F%253Femail%253Djgrondin%252540portlandmaine.gov&url_auth_token=AABeIvtBww_r6UVn80mlnqqjyMc%3A1i0SXj%3ABK_c7WQE0sLj7KTxq4qUOUIShWQ"
The City may be the custodian of at least some of the requested public records and the estimated fees are $93.46.  20 business days after the deposit is paid, the records will be ready. However, they will not be provided until the final amount is paid.  If the final amount incurred is less than the estimate, you will only be charged actual costs.  If the work significantly exceeds the estimate, the City will contact you with a new estimate. To confirm, we are searching the following locations: Email (Includes archives) of these individuals: Mayor Wheeler, Ted Wheeler, mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.gov for the following search terms: "eb-5" OR whistleblower and date range: 01/01/2019 to 06/01/2019.  If this search is incorrect or you would like to make any changes, please notify us immediately.  If you do not make changes, paying the estimate is confirmation of these proposed search parameters.

By paying the 50% deposit, you are confirming this estimate and agreeing to pay the cost of fulfilling this public records request according to the conditions set forth by the City.  The costs may include the cost of locating records, reviewing records to redact exempt material, supervising the inspection of records, copying records, certifying records and mailing records, including the cost of searching for records.  We will not be working on your request until we receive the 50% deposit.

Please reply to this message or log in to the Portland Public Records Request Center and indicate that you agree to pay the estimate.  You may pay by electronic check or credit card by going to "My Public Records Request Center" and select "View My Payments".  Then scroll to find an invoice in the status of "payment pending" and select "Make Payment".  Follow the screen prompts to make a payment.  Alternatively, you may mail a check made payable to "The City of Portland".  Please be sure and provide the Record Request Reference number (C106917-082119) on your check and mail it to:
CARRIE WILTON
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Ste. 430
Portland, OR 97204
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Sincerely,
CARRIE WILTON
Senior Paralegal (503) 823-3091
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