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Maine's Majority FOAA Request to Treasurer Poliquin

Maine's Majority FOAA Request to Treasurer Poliquin

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Maine's Majority FOAA Request to Treasurer Bruce Poliquin on January 12, 2012
Maine's Majority FOAA Request to Treasurer Bruce Poliquin on January 12, 2012

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Maine's MajorityP.O. Box 7674Portland, Maine 04112January 12, 2012Barbara M. RathsDeputy Treasurer Office of the Maine State Treasurer 111 Sewall St., Cross BuildingAugusta, Maine 04333
Re. Freedom of Access ActRequest  Dear. Ms. Raths:This is a request for public records to the Office of the Maine State Treasurer and StateTreasurer Bruce L. Poliquin (the “Treasurer”) pursuant to the Maine Freedom of Access Act, 1M.R.S.A. §§ 401 et seq. (“FOAA”). Your written response to this request is requested within five (5)working days, pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. § 409.We request that the Office of the Maine State Treasurer and the Treasurer make available for inspection and copying, pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. § 408, all public records consisting of electronic (e-mailand text) and written correspondence from January 5, 2011-present which mention, relate to, or concernthe subjects of affordable housing, MaineHousing, Maine State Housing Authority, and Dale McCormick,including, but not limited to, all correspondence on these subjects to or from (a) Peter Anastos; (b) theOffice of the Governor or Governor Paul LePage; (c) John Butera; (d) David Bateman; and/or (e) past or present employees of the Maine Heritage Policy Center, including, without limitation, Terrence Bragdon,Pem Schaeffer, Leif Parsell and/or Lance Dutson.Please include within your search for responsive information all correspondence by the Treasurer on both maine.gov and on personal e-mail accounts, including, without limitation,bruce.poliquin@maine.gov; state.treasurer@maine.gov; and bpol@maine.rr.com. Please note that theFOAA is not limited only to e-mail exchanged on maine.gov e-mail accounts. E-mail in the possession or custody of a public official is a public record within the FOAA so long as the record has been received oprepared in connection with the transaction of public or governmental business or contains informationrelating to the transaction of public or governmental business.We are requesting a waiver of any fee pursuant to 1 MRS 408(6) because release of the publicrecords requested is in the public interest. Release of the records will significantly contribute to anunderstanding of the operations or activities of government and is not primarily in the commercial interestof the requester. The requester is a non-profit entity and has no financial interest in the records or theinformation contained in the records.To the extent that you at one time had possession or custody of public records which are coveredby this request, but no longer has possession or custody of those materials, please identify any suchpublic records.If you object to providing any of the requested public records on the basis that they are notsubject to the FOAA or otherwise are not subject to disclosure, please specify in writing the nature of therecords and the legal basis for that denial within five (5) days, pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. § 409. In addition,please provide a “privilege log” for each record that is not disclosed listing the title (or subject line), date,

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