FOIL rules and regulations (City of Utica Office of the Mayor)

Benjamin Lesser filed this request with the City of Utica Office of the Mayor of Utica, NY.
Tracking # 14-196
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From: Benjamin Lesser

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the rules, regulations and policies for access to agency records under the Freedom of Information Law.

According to New York PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW, ARTICLE 6, Section 87(b):

"Each agency shall promulgate rules and regulations, in conformity with this article and applicable rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (a) of this subdivision, and pursuant to such general rules and regulations as may be promulgated by the committee on open government in conformity with the provisions of this article, pertaining to the availability of records and procedures to be followed, including, but not limited to:

i. the times and places such records are available;
ii. the persons from whom such records may be obtained; and
iii. the fees for copies of records."

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. 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.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Benjamin Lesser

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Paul Bruzzese

Just an update, the request is a lengthy one and we are working to get all of the information ready for you. I do not have a timeframe on it but I will have it for you as soon as everything is available and ready for release.

From: MuckRock

Mr. Bruzzese -

Please confirm that you have received all four FOIL requests submitted for records of the Office of Mayor — per our records, only the request for the FOIL rules and regulations has been acknowledged as confirmed despite several followups.

Thank you.

From: MuckRock

Hello -

Once again, only one of the four FOIL requests submitted for records of the Office of the Mayor has been acknowledged despite a number of followups. Please confirm whether your message above was meant to acknowledge all four requests, namely for the following documents:

1) FOIL rules and regulations
2) FOIL request log
3) Subject matter listing
4) Employee listing.

Thank you.

From: MuckRock

Hello -

Once again, only one of the four FOIL requests submitted for records of the Office of the Mayor has been acknowledged despite a number of followups. Please confirm whether your message above was meant to acknowledge all four requests submitted to the Office of the Mayor, namely for the following documents:

1) FOIL rules and regulations
2) FOIL request log
3) Subject matter listing
4) Employee listing.

Thank you.

From: MuckRock

Mr. Bruzzese and Ms. Lindsey -

Apologies for your difficulties in emailing responses to MuckRock's inquiries regarding the FOIL requests submitted to Utica Police Department and the Office of the Mayor for the following documents:

1) FOIL rules and regulations
2) FOIL request log
3) Subject matter listing
4) Employee listing.

Per my conversation with Mr. Bruzzese, please confirm that the attached letter and FOIL tracking number 14-196 are meant to cover all requests submitted by Mr. Lesser to the two separate agencies.

Apologies again for the difficulty in getting in touch with us via email, and thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: Utica Police Department

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-196.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock

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