Somerville - Walsh

Adam Vaccaro filed this request with the Somerville City Clerk of Somerville, MA.
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From: Adam Vaccaro

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Any communication between the city and Martin Walsh, then the head of the Boston Building Trades, from 2011 to 2013.

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Adam Vaccaro

From: Jason Grossfield

Dear Mr. Vaccaro:

This e-mail acknowledges receipt of your below e-mail and public records request dated April 26, 2016, requesting “[a]ny communication between the city and Martin Walsh, then the head of the Boston Building Trades, from 2011 to 2013”. After review of your request, I am writing to request a further description of the requested records.

Please indicate the following as to your request:

(1) Whether your request seeks non-computerized records of a particular city office or department(s). While you are not required to specify any particular office or department, if your request intended to do so, identifying them may assist in responding to your request;

(2) As to computerized records, whether you are seeking records associated with an e-mail address for Mr. Walsh. If so, please specify the e-mail address; and

(3) The specific dates (i.e. month, day, year) for which your request seeks records.

Providing a further description of the records sought will allow the relevant records custodian(s) to determine a response to your request, and the city will then supplement its response to your request in accordance with the Massachusetts public records law.


Jason D. Grossfield
Assistant City Solicitor
City of Somerville
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
Phone: (617) 625-6600, ext. 4408
Fax: (617) 776-8847
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