|Submitted||Oct. 28, 2013|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the District of Columbia Freedom of Information Act of 1974, D.C. Code Ann. § 2-531 et seq. ("D.C. Act"), I hereby request the following records:
All communications between DMPED employees, including Victor L. Hoskins, with DC United (email search @dcunited.com and kpayne123) or its lobbyists from Arent Fox (email search @arentfox.com) from January 1, 2012 to the present.
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 15 business days, as the statute requires.
Dear Mr. Schmidt:
I am in receipt of your request, dated October 28, 2013, for information from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development ("Office" or "DMPED") under the District's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"). As you may be aware, the Office has fifteen (15) business days after the request is received by its FOIA Officer to respond to your request.
The Office is working now to compile the information you have requested and intends to provide the documents responsive to your request, which are not excluded from production by law, within the fifteen (15) business day time period. In the meantime, do not hesitate to contact me at 202-230-6368 if you have any questions or concerns.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 28, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for your help.
Please see attached email sent yesterday afternoon regarding the status of your request.
DMPED FOIA Officer
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Thank you for the update. Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions or clarifications.
I appreciate your time on this.
This email is in response to your request for information from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (“Office” or “DMPED”) under the District’s Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”). This Office makes the following response to your request:
Request #1: All communications between DMPED employees, including Victor L. Hoskins, with DC United (email search @dcunited.com and kpayne123) or its lobbyists from Arent Fox (email search @arentfox.com) from January 1, 2012 to the present.
Response #1: Enclosed are the documents that are responsive to your request.
Please know that, under D.C. Official Code § 2-537 and 1 DCMR 412, you have the right to appeal this letter to the Mayor or to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. If you elect to appeal to the Mayor, your appeal must be in writing and contain “Freedom of Information Act Appeal” or “FOIA Appeal” in the subject line of the letter as well on the outside of the envelope. The appeal must include (1) a copy of the original request; (2) a copy of any written denial; (3) a statement of the circumstances, reasons, and/or arguments advanced in support of disclosure; and (4) a daytime telephone number, and e-mail and/or U.S. Mail address at which you can be reached. The appeal must be mailed to: The Mayor’s Correspondence Unit, FOIA Appeal, and 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 316, Washington, D.C. 20004. Electronic versions of the same information can instead be e-mailed to The Mayor’s Correspondence Unit at email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. Further, a copy of all appeal materials must be forward to the Freedom of Information Officer of the involved agency or to the agency head of that agency if there is no designated Freedom of Information Officer there. Failure to follow these administrative steps will result in delay in the processing and commencement of a response to your appeal to the Mayor.
DMPED FOIA Officer
Each One Give One! Help the DC ONE FUND reach our One City DC One Fund goal of $1 million dollars to provide much needed support to so many in our region. Learn more at www.dconefund.org<http://www.dconefund.org/@@ or www.onefund.dc.gov@@http://www.onefund.dc.gov/>