But why are they following up now?? Because I wrote about it on my blog yesterday which many members of the press keep tabs of, and because I testified about it this morning at a city council hearing about how the BRA hasn't followed the article 80 process in regards to the Boston College expansion. The whole point of public records requests is that government officials and bodies should respond to them, and you shouldn't have to 'go public' to get an answer.
Here is her email:
From: Braga, Ann Hess
Date: Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 10:45 AM
Subject: Public Records Request of Councillors Flaherty and Yoon
Good morning Mr. McCrea:
I am requesting that you forward the public records request that you made of Councilors Flaherty and Yoon on March 17 and wrote about yesterday. As you are aware, I assist Council offices in coordinating responses to FOIAs and to date, I have not seen the request. I have been in contact with the offices to have them check their files as well.
Ann Hess Braga, J.D. M.P.A.
Boston City Council
Boston City Hall, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02201
My email to councilors Yoon and Flaherty:
date Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 8:41 AM
subject Public Records Request
I would like to request under the public records laws a copy of all Public Records Requests you have made to the Boston Redevelopment Authority
in 2006,2007,2008 and any in 2009.
Your timely response to this request is appreciated.