Seattle, Amazon money

Caroline Haskins filed this request with the Seattle City Council of Seattle, WA.
Tracking #

C055788-031520

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Completed

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From: Caroline Haskins


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Per the Seattle Times, Amazon plans to grant $5 million to small businesses near its headquarters struggling due to coronavirus. Therefore I hereby request the following records:

- Any and all digital communications, including but not limited to emails and text messages, and any attachments in said emails and texts, that mention the "Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund." Please limit the date range of this request from March 9, 2020 to the time that this request is processed.

These records will be used in the process of reporting for BuzzFeed News, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. Therefore, I hereby request that all fees are waived in the processing of this request.

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,

Caroline Haskins

From: Seattle City Council

Dear Caroline Haskins,

Welcome to the City of Seattle Public Records Request Center (PRRC). Your request was received on March 15, 2020 and is appended below. (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=nZGH0ylxadMp5hTpNkeAFviDtVI0tY9qlScAy70AuycP1XwYeBxe2dkmm-2BUNj1MXzLjQ2IPF8mfWPKR-2B8BEPLx678OHY5jwarMrWruV4zjk-3DVfO__F-2FO0X2C2vy1pBJesl6UVxxdjTiX3Jz-2B7yYwUV050NzDRwEf1QmP3pVGm1239zzxGR2rwJuuub2y4UVR3EOADc0E4F8dOkUUYtZsK0rXEe64UT-2FifiC9lFc0FS-2B58Rm-2BxlDDm62qNn3mpI8dS-2FQFKpptk1okqVpGMFMemchozEZi3kJIqsap1RB2loNUYHRHsMKGuAP1UqYYNngWXTDlGa-2FjZyikPA53z30fEysyQHlr-2BqIjmC1JwOK1YlcXdj-2Fk5daI0r4eiAsIX8mv-2FTpx2aUqOBrMuSo-2Foh-2FKcvf5Z3CuqJMIkszZNEfkDJzsxJsAyz3JUEpD-2Fbct1D0aTtPvlFYZucyqwEhjQEocA0KbFILAzNFUZARU7HauDt6jih3wOEk7GJjNwCeu2e8BnItdtY6jwYpzE0t-2BjfyT0Vin46uI-3D)

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Request C055788-031520:
" To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Per the Seattle Times, Amazon plans to grant $5 million to small businesses near its headquarters struggling due to coronavirus. Therefore I hereby request the following records:

- Any and all digital communications, including but not limited to emails and text messages, and any attachments in said emails and texts, that mention the "Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund." Please limit the date range of this request from March 9, 2020 to the time that this request is processed.

These records will be used in the process of reporting for BuzzFeed News, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. Therefore, I hereby request that all fees are waived in the processing of this request.

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,

Caroline Haskins

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From: Seattle City Council

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Hello Ms. Haskins,
Thank you for your request for communications related to Amazon's Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund.  I have run searches on the @seattle.gov email accounts belonging to the entire Legislative Department using the following Boolean phrase: "Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund" OR ‎(Amazon AND "small business").  I searched from March 1 through the date of your request.  I chose March 1 because it is several days before Amazon's fund became news.
I have not yet found any responsive records.  The next step, however, which I will do shortly after this email, is to reach out to the Council offices.  They should provide any other communications not found on the City email accounts.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.  I will follow up and probably close the request on Friday, April 17, 2020, or sooner if I can.
Best regards,
Matthew C. Jaeger
(206) 684-8159
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From: Caroline Haskins

Great!! Thanks so much for your help. Really appreciate it.

From: Seattle City Council

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Hello Caroline,
I have sent a new reminder out to the council offices but have only heard back from two.
I will continue to try to get them to respond and let you know as soon as I do.  I am setting the next date for providing records and hopefully closing this request for May 1, 2020.
Please reach out if you have any questions.
Best regards,
Matthew Jaeger
(206) 684-8159

From: Caroline Haskins

Great, let me know!

From: Seattle City Council

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Hello Caroline,
I need to reschedule the next and hopefully final installment to May 8.  I am still waiting on a couple council offices.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Best regards,
Matthew C. Jaeger
(206) 684-8159

From: Seattle City Council

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Hi Caroline,
We are still waiting on council offices.  There appears to finally be some forward movement so I expect that we will be able to close your request by May 15 and maybe sooner.
If you questions, please let me know.  Happy to chat.
Best regards,
Matthew C. Jaeger
Public Disclosure Officer
(206) 684-8159

From: Seattle City Council

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Well, Caroline,
I need to put this out another week to Friday, May 22.  Not all the council offices have wrapped up their check for records.
Best regards,
Matthew C. Jaeger
(206) 684-8159

From: Seattle City Council

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Hello Caroline,
I am waiting on one office.  I am resetting the date to May 29.  Hopefully, we can close the request then.
Have a good Memorial day weekend.
Best regards,
Matthew C. Jaeger
(206) 684-8159

From: Seattle City Council

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Hello Caroline,
At long last, your request is finished.  I have made the records available for you download without the fee.
With this, I will close your request.  These few records are a result of email searches across council emails and outreach to the council offices.
If you have any questions, I am happy to discuss.
Best regards,
Matthew C. Jaeger
(206) 684-8159
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From: Seattle City Council

RE: Public Disclosure Request Number - C055788-031520

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