FOIA Request: All permit applications submitted for any protest, marches, parades or other large public gatherings between Friday, January 15, 2021 and Sunday, January 17, 2021

Shawn Breen filed this request with the Lexington City Manager of Virginia.
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From: Shawn Breen


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All permit applications submitted for any protest, marches, parades or other large public gatherings between Friday, January 15, 2021 and Sunday, January 17, 2021.

If there are any approved permits for any of the events, please also provide a copy of those and any rules and regulations provided to the event organizers including any rules dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Breen

From: Lexington City Manager

Good Morning Shawn,

I do apologize for not getting back to you yesterday, I was out of the office. Your FOIA request has been received. The deadline fir response from the City of Lexington is Wednesday, January 13, 2021. If more time is needed we will let you know.
Best,

Jani L. Hostetter
Executive Assistant, City Manager’s Office
Clerk of Council
City of Lexington, VA
300 East Washington Street
Phone: (540)463-3700 | Fax: (540)463-5310
www.lexingtonva.gov

From: Lexington City Manager

Good Afternoon Mr. Breen,

I have attached all email correspondence between our events staff and the Sons of Confederate Veterans regarding the events between January, 15, 2021 and January 17, 2021. Most conversations with the organizer has been through phone calls, but they do have an event page: https://leejacksonday.webs.com/eventschedule.htm. You can also find the city council request here: https://lexingtonva.civicweb.net/document/7744/Request%20for%20street%20closure%20by%20Michael%20W.%20Pursle.pdf?handle=390294F2789D4A0BB4F9EB98962D0692

As always please reach out if you need any additional information. The request is free as it did not take much time to put together and hardly any resources. Stay safe and healthy Mr. Breen and happy new year.

Best,
Jani L. Hostetter
Executive Assistant, City Manager's Office
Clerk of Council
City of Lexington, VA
300 East Washington Street
Phone: (540)462-3700 | Fax: (540)463-5310
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From: Shawn Breen

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Shawn Breen

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