Martin Granoff Communications (Somerville)

Lucas Smolcic Larson filed this request with the Somerville City Clerk of Somerville, MA.
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Communications

From: Lucas Smolcic Larson


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any communications (emails, letters, messages, texts, phone calls, etc.) between Somerville city officials and Martin J. Granoff, the well-known philanthropist (bio here: https://now.tufts.edu/commencement2016/biographies/granoff) or his representatives. Please provide any communications dated between January 1st, 2010 and the date this request is pursued.

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.

Sincerely,

Lucas Smolcic Larson

From: Somerville City Clerk

Dear Mr. Larson,

This email is in response to your public records request dated October 26, 2018, which was received by the City on October 29, 2018, in which you requested:
"Any communications (emails, letters, messages, texts, phone calls, etc.) between Somerville city officials and Martin J. Granoff, the well-known philanthropist (bio here: https://now.tufts.edu/commencement2016/biographies/granoff) or his representatives. Please provide any communications dated between January 1st, 2010 and the date this request is pursued."
We have searched the City's records as requested and have no records responsive to your request.

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 x 4400, Email: publicrecords@somervillema.gov. You have the right to seek an administrative appeal to the 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.
This completes the City of Somerville's response to your request.
Very truly yours,
Eileen M. McGettigan, Esq.
Special Counsel
Office of Strategic Planning & Community Development
City of Somerville
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 625-6600 x2524

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