Plastic Bag Ordinance Documents (Department of Public Works)

Gina Vitale filed this request with the Department of Public Works of Somerville, MA.

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Multi Request Plastic Bag Ordinance Documents


From: Gina Vitale

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of any documents or communications regarding the Plastic Bag Ordinance of Somerville, MA dated November 1, 2014 or any date thereafter.

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 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.


Gina Vitale

From: Department of Public Works

Dear Ms. Vitale:

I responded to your request on 1/31/2019 via email. I am now providing you another copy of the documents you requested. This completes the City of Somerville's response to your request in this matter.

Susan Tkaczuk
City of Somerville
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143

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