Beacon St. Bike Lane Outreach

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development of Somerville, MA.


From: Domenic Ruccio

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state Freedom of Information Act, G.L.M. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

1. Any and all logs, lists, or records of any type generated between June 1, 2012 and the date that this request is processed that were part of or related to the City of Somerville's outreach regarding the Beacon St. Reconstruction Project and indicate:

a. all telephone numbers called using the city's CTY system,
b. the dates and times all such calls were made
c. the number of calls answered by a human,
d. the number of messages left on answering devices or voice mail systems,
e. the text of the message(s) used by the CTY system
f. the names and addresses of all people contact by the City's CTY system regarding this project.

The city has indicated that such outreach regarding the Beacon St. Reconstruction Project did occur.

2. Please also produce any of the following that related to the Beacon St. Reconstruction Project:

a. a list of email address to which any and all emails regarding the Beacon Street Reconstruction Project have been sent,
b. a list of all email addresses to which any such email was undeliverable
c. a list of all names and addresses to which any and all parcel post communication to owners of business property on Beacon St., and within one quarter of a mile of the intersection of Beacon St and Washington St, were sent.
b. a list of any and all such parcel posts communications that were returned as undeliverable.

The city has publicly stated that electronic and physical mail campaigns did indeed occur.

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 the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Domenic Ruccio

From: City of Somerville