|Submitted||Aug. 16, 2013|
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Dear Mr. Long,
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:
A complete copy of the City of Somerville curbcut inventory and streetscape survey(s) completed by Fay, Spofford & Thorndike (referred to in June 11, 2013 PR at http://www.somervillema.gov/news/somerville-sets-new-data-driven-course-street-management-city-increase-road-and-sidewalk-budget).
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.
Eileen Feldman for the 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 Aug. 16, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for your help.
Pursuant to your request below, please find a digital copy of the final
report and a summary of collected ramp data.
Request: "A complete copy of the City of Somerville curbcut inventory
and streetscape survey(s) completed by Fay, Spofford & Thorndike
(referred to in June 11, 2013 PR at
Should you have any questions, please feel free to call Betsy Allen
Thanks for response to public info request for the 2013 Pedestrian Accessibility Study and ramps data. This f/u is not another request for public information, but is a request for clarification of your accompanying note:
Why would your response include the last line directing me to contact the ADA Coordinator ["Should you have any questions, please feel free to call Betsy Allen"]? Isn't the city's Transportation and Infrastructure Division (combined forces of OSPCD, DPW and T & P) in charge of "implementing plans and projects to create a safe, walkable, healthy, and user-friendly network of multi-modal transportation options"?
Good morning Ms. Feldman-
Perhaps there was an error in the delivery of the e-mail sent to you on September 5, 2013.
I’ve included a copy of the “sent message” in hopes of clarifying any questions you had:
<<Public Records Request>>
The last line of my e-mail actually read:
Should you have any questions, please feel free to call Betsy Allen (617-625-6600 x2323) or I to discuss.
Additionally, it would appear that my e-mail signature failed to show in your e-mail as well.
I’m not sure if there may be message limits when using Muckrock, but perhaps that website could offer some insight.
Regardless of the above, you should continue to feel free to contact any individual or office that you feel may best be able to help answer your questions.
Hope that clears things up. Have a nice morning.
Great, Thanks so much, Rob!