Rainbow Streets (Department of Public Works)

Carolyn Komatsoulis filed this request with the Department of Public Works of Somerville, MA.
Multi Request Rainbow Streets


From: Carolyn Komatsoulis

To Whom It May Concern:

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

For any and all streets or any other roadways, crosswalks, walkways, or other thoroughfares within this municipality that have been painted with rainbow colors or some approximation thereof:

- Cost and budget materials for the painting project, such as the project budget

- Any and all contract materials related to contracts set up to paint the area as a rainbow

- Any and all communications relating to the rainbow paint project

- Any and all complaints about the rainbow walkways and/or roadways

- Incident reports of vandalism to the rainbow walkways and/or roadways

For roadways painted in the standard way:

- Budget reports, materials, and estimates for the costs of paint and labor.

If you have any questions feel free to call us at 617-299-1832

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.


Carolyn Komatsoulis

From: Department of Public Works

Dear Ms. Komatsoulis,

I represent the City of Somerville and write in response to your public records request below request dated June 8, 2018.

Attached are the line painting price sheet and the FY 19 T & P Proposed Budget. Line painting is under account 524029 R & M Highways.

I am informed that there are no other response documents, as the City does not have rainbow color streets.

David Shapiro

David Shapiro
Assistant City Solicitor
City of Somerville
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
Phone: 617-625-6600 Extn. 4409
Fax: 617-776-8847