I have received a reply to Yet Another Open Email to Miami’s Public Records Department of  yesterday. Here it is followed by my latest: Good morning Mr. Westerfield, The Public Records Division is in the process of reviewing the emails so that we may produce it to you. Throughout the process 148 PST file folders were retrieved based on the search criteria you have selected. Each folder contains approximately at a minimum 850 emails each. While reviewing the folders some were not within the search criteria you have initially selected. We are working with our IT Department to ensure that we are ...
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    EDITED TO ADD:  MAJOR MEA CULPA!!! It would appear that I sent yesterday’s email to Isiaa Jones to the wrong email address, which is why it was kicked back. She may, or may not, still be with the city. However, that does not explain why she did not: 1). Fulfill the promise made to me to email me the next day to let me know when I could expect the files I paid for; 2). Produce the files I already paid for. This should not be such a problem.  TO: Jones, Isiaa <IJones@miami.gov> SUBJECT: Continued Frustration Over PRR 16-452: FOIA RequestDATE: ...
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    Ken Russell arrives for his swearing in as a Commissioner Going in, everyone knew the September 29th Miami Commission meeting was going to be a raucous affair. District 2 Commissioner Ken Russell had earlier called for the firing of the city lawyer. He contends that she withheld emails he had requested to make a decision. For her part, the City Lawyer Victoria Mendez, says it was just an oversight. Whatever happened between them was long beside the point. By the time the Commission met there was only one issue: whether the city attorney should be fired because that’s what Commissioner Ken ...
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    THIS IS A PUBLIC REPLY TO: Jones, Isiaa <IJones@miami.gov>SUBJECT: Frustration Over PRR 16-452: FOIA RequestDATE: September 28, 2016 CC: Melendez, Eleazar <ElMelendez@miamigov.com>; Russell, Ken (Commissioner) <krussell@miamigov.com>; Mendez, Victoria  <VMendez@miamigov.com>; Hannon, Todd <thannon@miamigov.com>; The Loyal Readers of the Not Now Silly Newsroom; Various Facebook Groups and Pages of my choosing Monday morning I sent an email which stated I’d be at Miami City Hall on Tuesday to inspect the files you said would be waiting for me. In that email I asked 2 questions, basically: Whether the fee for the emails I requested was still on the table and how much it costs to ...
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    I have chosen to make this a public reply to an email recently received from the City of Miami’s Public Records Department. TO: Jones, Isiaa <IJones@miami.gov>SUBJECT: PRR 16-452: FOIA RequestDATE: September 16, 2016 CC: Melendez, Eleazar <ElMelendez@miamigov.com>; Russell, Ken (Commissioner) <krussell@miamigov.com>; Mendez, Victoria  <VMendez@miamigov.com>; Hannon, Todd <thannon@miamigov.com>; The Loyal Readers of the Not Now Silly Newsroom; Various Facebook Groups and Pages of my choosing Hello and thank you for your prompt attention to my FOIA request, which I first sent to the office of the District 2 Commissioner Ken Russell. You’ve summed up my keyword search criteria correctly. However, while some may feel ...
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