2nd Letter to Galvin re MINUTES

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					Eddie Garcia
PO Box 120235
Nashville, TN 37212


March 30, 2012

Supervisor of Records
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
McCormack Building, Room 1719
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108

RE:    GARCIA FOIA/PUIBLIC RECORDS DENIED BY CITY OF LAWRENCE
       (CHARLES BODDY)

Sec. Galvin:

It is quite clear that Mr. Boddy as the city attorney for Lawrence MA., has no
inclination to follow MGL regarding public records and has therefore once again
denied or refused to comply with the law.

Below you will see my written request for minutes and to date, I have neither
received a response nor the minutes.

I request your office to take serious action to deter other municipalities and/or
agents or staff from willfully ignoring the law.

Respectfully,
/s/ EDDIE GARCIA

Eddie Garcia


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                date Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 6:00 PM
              subject FOIA Inquiry, March 5, 2012
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To the parties herein:

Specifically, the official custodian of record is WILLIAM J MALONEY and
since CHARLES BODDY has been the city official responding to my
previous FOIA requests, this formal request pursuant to the laws of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts goes to Mr. Boddy. Per those public
records laws, you have (10) ten days to comply.

For the record, I will undertake an investigation into whether someone at
the city of Lawrence (city hall) authorized or illegally prevented me from
submitting lawful and official inquiries to the city from
my eddievsongs@gmail.com GMAIL account. Any person is permitted,
under law to submit FOIA requests regardless of domicile or profession.

The eddievsongs@gmail.com email account remains my preferred and
official method of contacting or receiving any official response from within
the city of Lawrence, Ma. Any response to this email address
(rockinsockin247@gmail.com) henceforth must be accompanied with a
response to eddievsongs@gmail.com.

Therefore, pursuant to all applicable laws related to FOIA and public
records, I request that ALL the minutes from ALL the city council meetings
from the time a WILLIAM LANTIGUA became mayor of Lawrence, Ma,
after taking the official oath of office, be sent to the following address:

Eddie Garcia
PO Box 120235
Nashville, TN 37212

Moreover, Massachusetts law, as specified herein, and mandated by the
Secretary of State permits the release of said minutes and furthermore
permits the waiver of ANY and ALL fees relative to this specific request. If
you Mr. Boddy refuse to waive the fees, I shall inquire the secretary of
state for intervention and shall file a lawsuit compelling compliance and
seek attorneys' fees, costs and punitive damages.

Minutes of open meetings, regardless of form, are public and must be
made available at the close of the meeting. There is no requirement that
the minutes be transcribed or approved before they are made public. A
records custodian should clearly mark all such minutes “unofficial.”

Minutes of prior open meetings, regardless of form, should be reviewed
and accepted promptly. Copies of the minutes of all open meetings should
be
readily available. Records custodians are strongly encouraged to waive all
fees associated with the minutes of open meetings. Pursuant to the Guide
to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, minutes of executive session
meetings must be reviewed and released regularly and promptly.
Executive session minutes must be released to the public as soon as the
stated purpose for the executive session protection has ceased. For cities,
towns and municipal boards, the Open Meeting Law is enforced by the
Local District Attorney should there be a non-compliance action.

References:
G. L. c. 4, § 7(26)

G. L. c. 66, § 10 (2006 ed.
And any other applicable federal or state law.

Regards,

Eddie Garcia
e a non-compliance action.

References:
G. L. c. 4, § 7(26)

G. L. c. 66, § 10 (2006 ed.
And any other applicable federal or state law.
Regards,

Eddie Garcia

				
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