|Submitted||May 17, 2021|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
A record of all police-issued summonses for violations of the Governor's emergency order related to COVID-19, and violations of local ordinances related to COVID-19, between the period of March 1, 2020 and May 17, 2021.
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 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.
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 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.
Dear Mr. Tracey:
On behalf of the Records Access Officer and the Records Custodian(s), attached are the records from the Somerville Health Department. I am informed there are no responsive records from the Somerville Police Department.
To the extent provided by law, you have the right to seek an administrative appeal to the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records under 950 CMR 32.08(1) and the right to seek judicial review by commencing a civil action in the superior court.
Contact information for the Records Access Officer is: Francis X. Wright, Jr., City Solicitor, City Hall, 93 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143, Phone: (617) 625-6600 x4400, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This completes the City of Somerville's response to your request.
City Hall, Law Department
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 625-6600 x 4402
Fax: (617) 776-8847
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