Geofeedia Inc. Contracts, Invoice - Social Media Surveillance Policies (Austin Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Austin Police Department of Austin, TX.
Tracking #

OR2017-00812, 38059

Est. Completion March 10, 2017
Awaiting Response


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all contracts (as well as all associated amendments, exhibits, and materials), memorandums of understanding, and other equivalent agreements entered into by this agency with Geofeedia LLC or any other social media surveillance software or equipment company. Responsive materials should include but not be limited to:

• the initial Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, or equivalent call for contractors
• the responsive materials provided by the winning bidder
• other bidder responses
• the current contract
• all exhibits
• all amendments
• all performance work statements
• all deliverables inventories
• all invoices related to the deliverance of software, services, or goods

Please also include:
• all policies related to the acquisition and use of social media use and surveillance by individual officers and representatives of this agency

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Beryl Lipton


Dear Beryl Lipton,
Thank you for your e-mail to the City of Austin. Your request is being processed.
Consistent with the Texas Public Information Act, you can expect communication from the City of Austin within 10 business days after the date the information was requested.
The City of Austin will make the effort to ensure that the information you have requested is made available to you in a timely manner. However, depending on the scope of the request and the time required to research and compile the information, should the City of Austin not be readily able to produce the information you have requested, the communication you receive may indicate items such as:
Thus, please note that the communication you can expect to receive does not necessarily mean responsive information you have requested will be available within the 10 business days.
For more information about the Public Information Act visit the City of Austin website at (

Thank you,
PIO Public Information Specialist

From: Austin Police Department

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Information, Public

Good morning,

Your request is pending an Attorney General ruling. You will be notified once the ruling from the Attorney General’s office is received.

Thank you,
PIR Team
City of Austin- Law Department
(512) 974-2268

From: Information, Public

Good morning,

Your request is still pending an Attorney General ruling.

Thank you,
PIR Team
City of Austin- Law Department
(512) 974-2268

From: Austin Police Department

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Information, Public

Good morning,

We have received the ruling and are working on applying it to the information. Our attorneys are working on it and once they are complete we will get you the information.

Thank you,
PIR Team
City of Austin- Law Department
(512) 974-2268

From: Beryl Lipton


Thanks so much for the update! Hope you're having a lovely weekend!


From: Information, Public

Good afternoon,

Your request is in process. We will provide a response by Friday, March 10, 2017.

Thank you,


Kristin Treviño |Customer Solutions Coordinator| 512-974-2268

City of Austin Law Department |301 W. 2nd St, Austin TX 78701

From: Williams, Sam

PIR 30252

Good Morning Mr. Lipton,

I am writing in response to your Public Information Request received by our office on October 20, 2016.

Attached please find the information the Attorney General's Office has indicated we are able to release.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Sammie J. Williams Jr., SHRM-CP*
Administrative Supervisor
City of Austin Central Purchasing
124 W. 8th Street, Suite 310
Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: (512) 974-2203

Mike Benson, Chief Administrative Officer
*Sam Williams has satisfied the requirements for SHRM-CP certification as prescribed by the Society for Human Resource Management and is now a SHRM-CP certified human resource professional.

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From: Muckrock Staff

Hi there,

Could you please give me a call about this request? The MuckRock office phone number is 617-299-1832.

Thanks so much for your help.

Best wishes,