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Right-to-Know Request Regarding Sweetheart Backroom Property Deal Slated to Close at Alderman Meeting Tonight–We Deserve to Know More!
This RTK request was sent to the following email addresses and submitted via the Mayor’s online form this morning: “Jeanine@jeanineandcompany.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, PCD-ARPA@manchesternh.gov”
July 19, 2022
Dear Mayor Joyce Craig, et al (also submitted via the online form for the Mayor’s office):
RE: Right to Know Request per RSA-91A for West Side “Mark Stebbins Community Center” Project
Pursuant to the Right to Know Law (RSA. 91-A), I am requesting public access, within 5 business days, to the governmental records reasonably described as follows:
All records, no matter what form, including but not limited to, printed documents, electronic documents, e-mails, or any other form of records regarding the “Mark Stebbins Community Center” Project for the period from the initiation of the project or 07/01/21, whichever first occurred, up to and including 07/19/2022, the date of today’s Board of Alderman meeting.
In your record disclosures, please include all information relating to this project, even if it was known as something else prior to being designated the “Mark Stebbins Community Center,” including all the partners involved.
Please also include all information about alternative West Side properties considered and rejected.
Please also include any relevant federal or local grant applications submitted regarding this project.
Please also include any environmental impact studies done.
Please include information provided to abutters of the proposed “Mark Stebbins Community Center” property, including when they were informed and the opportunities, including length of time, provided to the abutting tax-paying property owners to discuss the proposal.
Please include a proposed budget and tax assessment for the services to be provided at this site.
Please also include the committee report from Lands & Buildings regarding Lot 318-3, including the criteria used to deem a property as “surplus” to City needs.
Per RSA 91-A:4 IV(c) If you deny any portion of this request, please cite the specific exemption used to justify the denial to make each record, or part thereof, available for inspection along with a brief explanation of how the exemption applies to the information withheld.
Please let me know when these records are available for inspection or you may email the records to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your lawful attention to this matter.
XX Durette Court
Manchester, NH 03102
Per RSA 91-A, governmental records means “any information created, accepted, or obtained by, or on behalf of, any public body, or a quorum or majority thereof, or any public agency in furtherance of its official function. Without limiting the foregoing, the term “governmental records” includes any written communication or other information, whether in paper, electronic, or other physical form, received by a quorum or majority of a public body in furtherance of its official function, whether at a meeting or outside a meeting of the body. The term “governmental records” shall also include the term “public records.””
I have been slacking on my police accountability work lately, mostly because I have grown very frustrated with how little and slow the progress is, and how little people seem to care. BUT, once in a while, the needle moves in the direction of open and transparent government.
The Laurie’s List was released last week. This is fantastic news for accountable policing! There’s still a lot of work to be done, but it’s always great to see years of work come to fruition.
Last week I said this on Facebook:
Looks like the Laurie’s List of Bad Cops has finally been released–only partially because what else you can you expect from corrupt people? Of course, they have done everything in their power to reduce the number of names on the list since April 2019 when Judge Temple ordered that the list was in the public interest and should be made public, including:
* Rochester’s police chief antics (https://www.nashuatelegraph.com/…/rochester-police…/);
* 28 names being removed the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving (http://indepthnh.org/…/ag-removes-28-names-from-laurie…/);
* Approx. 13 sealed (i.e. “secret”) cases now in NH Courts–secret courts to listen to secret cases about secret bad police, tsk, tsk, tsk. BUT… progress…https://www.wmur.com/…/new-hampshire-police…/38636851https://htv-prod-media.s3.amazonaws.com/…/laurie-list…
I will be doing a show about this topic soon, so stay tuned and remember to SUBSCRIBE to my Odysee channel. Thanks!