Water system privatization - FWW (100) (Austin Water)

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

C032495-051619

Multi Request Water system privatization - FWW (100)
Due June 25, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Beryl Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Materials related to agreements and proposals, solicited and unsolicited, for the ownership, operation and/or management responsibilities of the water system, the sewer system, a water treatment plant, and/or wastewater treatment (or any portions thereof), including (but not limited to) those materials referencing the entities listed below.

Please include as responsive the following records:
1. Agreements: Any contracts, services agreements, memorandums of understanding, or like agreements related to the ownership, operation and/or management responsibilities of the water system, the sewer system, a water treatment plant, and/or wastewater treatment (or any portions thereof);

2. Procurement: Any request for qualifications, request for proposals, or other bids (both solicited and unsolicited) for the ownership, operation and/or management of the water system, the sewer system, a water treatment plant, or a wastewater treatment; and

3. Communications: For the period between January 1, 2018 and May 1, 2019, any communication (including postal mail, emails, memoranda, meeting agenda or minutes, presentations, and text messages) between representatives of each utility (including the directors of the utility, general managers, the purchasing director, and any other applicable utility representatives) and representatives from water companies or other private water system operators, including:
a. Suez (domain: suez-na.com), including “Jim.Perron@suez-na.com”
b. Veolia
c. American Water or a state affiliate, subsidiary, or representative
d. Aqua America or a state affiliate, subsidiary, or representative

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.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Austin Water

Dear Beryl Lipton:
Thank you for contacting the City of Austin. Your request was received in this office on 5/16/2019 and given the reference number C032495-051619 for tracking purposes. Your request will be forwarded to the relevant City departments to locate the information you seek.
Records Requested: To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:Materials related to agreements and proposals, solicited and unsolicited, for the ownership, operation and/or management responsibilities of the water system, the sewer system, a water treatment plant, and/or wastewater treatment (or any portions thereof), including (but not limited to) those materials referencing the entities listed below.Please include as responsive the following records:1. Agreements: Any contracts, services agreements, memorandums of understanding, or like agreements related to the ownership, operation and/or management responsibilities of the water system, the sewer system, a water treatment plant, and/or wastewater treatment (or any portions thereof);2. Procurement: Any request for qualifications, request for proposals, or other bids (both solicited and unsolicited) for the ownership, operation and/or management of the water system, the sewer system, a water treatment plant, or a wastewater treatment; and3. Communications: For the period between January 1, 2018 and May 1, 2019, any communication (including postal mail, emails, memoranda, meeting agenda or minutes, presentations, and text messages) between representatives of each utility (including the directors of the utility, general managers, the purchasing director, and any other applicable utility representatives) and representatives from water companies or other private water system operators, including:a. Suez (domain: suez-na.com), including “Jim.Perron@suez-na.com”b. Veolia c. American Water or a state affiliate, subsidiary, or representatived. Aqua America or a state affiliate, subsidiary, or representativeThe 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.Sincerely,Beryl LiptonUpload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AABcjmDfqvait0ZSzuS3LV41SYo%3A1hRSsJ%3AiM5lZiSg8Q4oLCZIApPKmeCS5LA&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Faustin-water-17807%252Fwater-system-privatization-fww-100-austin-water-73536%252F%253F
Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, you will receive communication from the City of Austin within 10 business days informing you of one or more of the following:
• The date the information will be available or a copy of the records sought
• A cost estimate/invoice
• A letter advising there is no responsive information for your request or that some/all the responsive information may or must be withheld by the City of Austin in accordance with the law
• The need for clarification from you.
Please note your request must ask for records that already exist. The Texas Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, perform legal research, or answer questions.

You will receive an email once your request is complete.

From: Austin Water

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Re: Public Information Request of May 16, 2019, Reference # C032495-051619
Dear Beryl Lipton,
The City of Austin received a public information request from you on May 16, 2019, to request copies of records pertaining to the following: “Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Materials related to agreements and proposals, solicited and unsolicited, for the ownership, operation and/or management responsibilities of the water system, the sewer system, a water treatment plant, and/or wastewater treatment (or any portions thereof), including (but not limited to) those materials referencing the entities listed below.

Please include as responsive the following records:
1. Agreements: Any contracts, services agreements, memorandums of understanding, or like agreements related to the ownership, operation and/or management responsibilities of the water system, the sewer system, a water treatment plant, and/or wastewater treatment (or any portions thereof);

2. Procurement: Any request for qualifications, request for proposals, or other bids (both solicited and unsolicited) for the ownership, operation and/or management of the water system, the sewer system, a water treatment plant, or a wastewater treatment; and

3. Communications: For the period between January 1, 2018 and May 1, 2019, any communication (including postal mail, emails, memoranda, meeting agenda or minutes, presentations, and text messages) between representatives of each utility (including the directors of the utility, general managers, the purchasing director, and any other applicable utility representatives) and representatives from water companies or other private water system operators, including:
a. Suez (domain: suez-na.com), including “Jim.Perron@suez-na.com”
b. Veolia
c. American Water or a state affiliate, subsidiary, or representative
d. Aqua America or a state affiliate, subsidiary, or representative

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.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AABcjmDfqvait0ZSzuS3LV41SYo%3A1hRSsJ%3AiM5lZiSg8Q4oLCZIApPKmeCS5LA&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Faustin-water-17807%252Fwater-system-privatization-fww-100-austin-water-73536%252F%253F”
In order for the City of Austin to begin processing your request, we need additional clarification. Please provide a time period for Items 1 and 2.
If you would like for the City of Austin to proceed with your public information request, please provide clarifications within from 05/20/2019. Otherwise, the City of Austin will consider your request closed. sixty (60) calendar days
You may provide a response to the City of Austin by any of the following methods:
* by responding to this email or
* by regular mail to City of Austin Law Department P.O. Box 1088, Austin, TX  78767 or
* by fax to 512-974-2894.
Upon receipt of your clarification, the City of Austin will further respond to your Public Information Act Request as required by law, including providing you with an estimate of costs associated with producing the requested records.
If you have any questions, please contact my office at (512) 974-2268.
Thank you for contacting the City of Austin.
PIR Team
City of Austin- Law Department
(512) 974-2268

From: Mary Grant

Hi -

For item 1, please provide relevant agreements that are in effect as of May 1, 2019. If that is difficult to locate, as an alternative, please provide the relevant agreements that were signed from January 1, 2009 to May 1, 2019.

For item 2, please provide any relevant procurement activity from January 1, 2018 to May 1, 2019.

Thank you for your assistance

From: Austin Water

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Re: Public Information Request of May 16, 2019, Reference # C032495-051619
Dear Beryl Lipton,
The City of Austin received a Public Information request from you on May 16, 2019, to request copies of records pertaining to the following:
Your Public Information Request Reference # C032495-051619 is still being processed.  The City of Austin will make the effort to ensure the remaining information you have requested is made available in a timely manner.  We anticipate completing your request on or before July 17, 2019.
Thank you for contacting the City of Austin.
PIR Team
City of Austin—Law Department
(512) 974-2268

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From: Austin Water

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Re: Public Information Request of May 16, 2019, Reference # C032495-051619
Dear Beryl Lipton,
The City of Austinreceived a Public Information request from you onMay 16, 2019, to request copies of records pertaining to thefollowing:
The City of Austin has written to the Texas Attorney General's office regarding your request. Please log in to the Open Records Center at the following link todownload a copy of the letter. City of Austin - Multiple Departments - C032495-051619 (https://u8387778.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=xSfKPyHO1-2F4Mny2NCLJVut6w4Oise9M-2BmVFFhiA7a9g98Z0-2B2GNgQNFnOO0ItLSX1NCUL98LsDyaUIVosJBCsA-3D-3D_P7dDs-2BOYbe9-2BRvoQJWW4ICK1VCwMspqbmIxQcnUf81tl6SeOZWpewK-2B4zpI55EneYaYANicGT-2FfA6OhcADZmwb41mOswZw0oURahXz5zIFNF2xxY4oejpVh7m5KvdPOx3h-2FVxX1p676MHEvDa0hS1dGUTW9W3pD9Ex5bWC63c6l6OXNJ-2Bp9coFqaVoO-2BhKATdT7ZmQvj9cqlstwOtXxtYwCLqaUiNrvQLPdrkvAMfPg19elp7GjHXcyTzKf47Yl04i0wL91URR3JF-2F3psDcBcsLaYbWcoe3JnfRNxr7IQtMbmk5OyhuK0DBknyCblEqmnqukKYvE6J7Jo1BM3VvoaO7kMaZp9xkTVCaM-2B6EluZfuEyJ4IqmFgUeVujZT2r2kdUypquMx2roT5JBqaX0A2Q-3D-3D)
Thank you for contacting the City of Austin.
PIR Team
City of Austin— Law Department
(512) 974-2268

From: Austin Water

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Re: Public Information Request of May 16, 2019, Reference # C032495-051619
Dear Beryl Lipton,
The City of Austin received a Public Information request from you on May 16, 2019, to request copies of records pertaining to the following:
The City of Austin has responsive information for your request.  Please log in to the Open Records Center at the following link to download the responsive records. City of Austin - Multiple Departments - C032495-051619
Thank you for contacting the City of Austin.
PIR Team
City of Austin— Law Department
(512) 974-2268

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From: Austin Water

The request has been forwarded from one agency to another agency or department for further review or follow up.

From: Austin Water

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Re: Public Information Request of May 16, 2019, Reference # C032495-051619
Dear Beryl Lipton,
The City of Austinreceived a Public Information request from you onMay 16, 2019, to request copies of records pertaining to thefollowing: “Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Materials related to agreements and proposals, solicited and unsolicited, for the ownership, operation and/or management responsibilities of the water system, the sewer system, a water treatment plant, and/or wastewater treatment (or any portions thereof), including (but not limited to) those materials referencing the entities listed below.

Please include as responsive the following records:
1. Agreements: Any contracts, services agreements, memorandums of understanding, or like agreements related to the ownership, operation and/or management responsibilities of the water system, the sewer system, a water treatment plant, and/or wastewater treatment (or any portions thereof);

2. Procurement: Any request for qualifications, request for proposals, or other bids (both solicited and unsolicited) for the ownership, operation and/or management of the water system, the sewer system, a water treatment plant, or a wastewater treatment; and

3. Communications: For the period between January 1, 2018 and May 1, 2019, any communication (including postal mail, emails, memoranda, meeting agenda or minutes, presentations, and text messages) between representatives of each utility (including the directors of the utility, general managers, the purchasing director, and any other applicable utility representatives) and representatives from water companies or other private water system operators, including:
a. Suez (domain: suez-na.com), including “Jim.Perron@suez-na.com”
b. Veolia
c. American Water or a state affiliate, subsidiary, or representative
d. Aqua America or a state affiliate, subsidiary, or representative

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.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

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The City of Austin has received the ruling from the Texas Attorney General's office regarding your request. Please log in to the Open Records Center at the following link todownload a copy of the letter. City of Austin - Multiple Departments - C032495-051619 (https://u8387778.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=xSfKPyHO1-2F4Mny2NCLJVut6w4Oise9M-2BmVFFhiA7a9g98Z0-2B2GNgQNFnOO0ItLSX1NCUL98LsDyaUIVosJBCsA-3D-3D_P7dDs-2BOYbe9-2BRvoQJWW4ICK1VCwMspqbmIxQcnUf81tl6SeOZWpewK-2B4zpI55EneYaYANicGT-2FfA6OhcADZmwV1Jl86bwY7biP7IH3f-2BPv8eIGBelmXo1wQ5vPvedaXiPUomS6-2BqMPirQ6g2tOTQn-2FKXQJzQCXO5WiYjbLoPnyX6eQ3EDKc6qxKkxvLOr91qIWatW076KkZT-2FHR5LpgQk7IjPgtIPYbRGYm-2BciMlrPMipYvC02dyKXcFuzqKyXhT8ESppa5NvO-2FT2VJ10oWUY9SOq64jswYh1trbHV8tFe3JR-2BFjKSNyOqI3GCQTnvG4EEMaPASHlYbudYTUpeCupDPXzvwaSVPhAvr-2BBuS7TkbmxVhI7sTcQjS49hkyZU8BA9c3hkwHq2UFpNlm-2FodXfQ-3D-3D)
Thank you for contacting the City of Austin.
PIR Team
City of Austin— Law Department
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From: Beryl Lipton

Hi there,

I am unable to download the record from October 21, 2019 labeled "AG_Decision_or201924756.pdf". Could you please assist me with this?

Thank you for your time and help.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Austin Water

On 10/21/2019 11:11:30 AM, Desta Walker wrote to Beryl Lipton (requests@muckrock.com):
Subject: [Austin Public Records Center] :: C032495-051619
Body:
Re: Public Information Request of May 16, 2019, Reference # C032495-051619
Dear Beryl Lipton,
The City of Austinreceived a Public Information request from you onMay 16, 2019, to request copies of records pertaining to thefollowing:
"Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Materials related to agreements and proposals, solicited and unsolicited, for the ownership, operation and/or management responsibilities of the water system, the sewer system, a water treatment plant, and/or wastewater treatment (or any portions thereof), including (but not limited to) those materials referencing the entities listed below.

Please include as responsive the following records:
1. Agreements: Any contracts, services agreements, memorandums of understanding, or like agreements related to the ownership, operation and/or management responsibilities of the water system, the sewer system, a water treatment plant, and/or wastewater treatment (or any portions thereof);

2. Procurement: Any request for qualifications, request for proposals, or other bids (both solicited and unsolicited) for the ownership, operation and/or management of the water system, the sewer system, a water treatment plant, or a wastewater treatment; and

3. Communications: For the period between January 1, 2018 and May 1, 2019, any communication (including postal mail, emails, memoranda, meeting agenda or minutes, presentations, and text messages) between representatives of each utility (including the directors of the utility, general managers, the purchasing director, and any other applicable utility representatives) and representatives from water companies or other private water system operators, including:
a. Suez (domain: suez-na.com), including "Jim.Perron@suez-na.com"
b. Veolia
c. American Water or a state affiliate, subsidiary, or representative
d. Aqua America or a state affiliate, subsidiary, or representative

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.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AABcjmDfqvait0ZSzuS3LV41SYo%3A1hRSsJ%3AiM5lZiSg8Q4oLCZIApPKmeCS5LA&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Faustin-water-17807%252Fwater-system-privatization-fww-100-austin-water-73536%252F%253F"
The City of Austin has received the ruling from the Texas Attorney General's office regarding your request. Please log in to the Open Records Center at the following link todownload a copy of the letter.

City of Austin - Multiple Departments - C032495-051619<https://austintx.govqa.us/WEBAPP/_rs/supporthome.aspx>

Thank you for contacting the City of Austin.

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

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