|Submitted||Nov. 27, 2012|
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Dear Records Custodian, Somerville Housing Authority, Massachusetts:
Pursuant to the state Freedom of Information Act, G.L.M. c.66, §10, we hereby request the following records:
1. The SHA 2012 Annual Plan in accessible (not scanned-image .pdf) format.
ALTERNATIVELY: Please substitute the current inaccessible-format SHA online version -
which is at:
with an accessible document;
and then, please send the url for that replacement document in your response to this request.
2. Please send a complete listing of all physically accessible (per 24 CFR 983.192) PBV sites in Somerville, MA (including SHA-owned units), providing this info:
a. exact location address and
b. total PBV units by size(s).
ALTERNATIVELY: If this updated information is currently online; and, already in accessible format: please send the link for that information in your response to this request.
SInce this information is in the public interest, and requested in order to provide community participatory comments regarding SHA's 2013 Annual Plan draft if necessary and appropriate, we expect that there will be no charge for this public information.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, we would be grateful if you would inform us of the total charges in advance of fulfilling this request.
Please fill this request by accessible (not scanned-image .pdfs) electronic format only; and, by e-mail attachment if available, or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you very much for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.
We look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.
All the best,
Eileen Feldman for Community Access Project Somerville
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 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.
Community Access Project
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 27, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for your help.
SHA prepared and sent response via certified mail.