Communications between Janet Napolitano and Joseph Aoun (UCAL)

Todd Feathers filed this request with the University of California of California.
Tracking # PRA 14-1022
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, § 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:

Any and all communications since July 18, 2013 between Janet Napolitano and Joseph Aoun, president of Northeastern University.

I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist -- employed by MuckRock and the Boston Globe -- and intend to use any pertinent information I receive as a result of this request to educate the public.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

From: UCOP-PRA

Mr. Feathers,
This is to acknowledge your Public Records Act request for Napolitano/Aoun communications.

Appropriate UC Office of the President departments and/or officials are being notified of your request. Records identified as responsive to your request will be reviewed and made available for your access, in accordance with relevant law and University policy. The estimated date of production is two weeks, which will vary accordingly due to the nature, complexity, and/or length of the request.

Although the requested records have not yet been fully gathered and reviewed, it is possible that the requested material may contain information exempt from disclosure pursuant to the Public Records Act. However, this is not a determination that the requested records are necessarily exempt from disclosure. This office will provide you with a status update after the requested records have been thoroughly reviewed.

For your information, the California Public Records Act allows agencies to make records available "upon payment of fees covering direct costs of duplication." (Government Code Section 6253(b)). The charge is $0.20 per page for copies. Prepayment is required before release of public records. If you prefer, you may inspect the records in person prior to obtaining copies.

Inquiries about this PRA request should refer to PRA 14-1022.

UCOP Public Records
pra@ucop.edu<mailto:pra@ucop.edu>

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 25, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #PRA 14-1022.

Thank you for your help.

From: UCOP-PRA

Mr. Feathers,
The University has completed searching for records responsive to your CA Public Records Act request below. We have identified 8 pages of responsive records (see attached). Please note that one personal email address was redacted pursuant to the privacy exemption under the California Public Records Act. We now consider this request closed.
UCOP PRA Office

From: Todd Feathers

Hello,

I would like to follow up on my request, PRA 14-1022, regarding communications between Janet Napolitano and Joseph Aoun. You were kind enough to provide me with three messages -- two from Mr. Aoun to Ms. Napolitano and one from Ms. Napolitano to Mr. Aoun.

I am curious, though, whether there were ever responses sent as a result of those communications. Did Ms. Napolitano never respond to Mr. Aoun's messages, and vice versa?

Thank you.

From: Dan Scannell

Mr. Feathers,
The 8 pages of previously provided emails and letters were the only records that were identified that were responsive to your request. No documents were withheld.
Dan Scannell
UCOP PRA Office

May 27, 2014
University of California
Office of the General Counsel
University of California
Office of the President
1111 Franklin St., 8th Flr
Oakland, CA 94607

This is a follow up to request number PRA 14-1022:

Hello,

I would like to follow up on my request, PRA 14-1022, regarding communications between Janet Napolitano and Joseph Aoun. You were kind enough to provide me with three messages -- two from Mr. Aoun to Ms. Napolitano and one from Ms. Napolitano to Mr. Aoun.

I am curious, though, whether there were ever responses sent as a result of those communications. Did Ms. Napolitano never respond to Mr. Aoun's messages, and vice versa?

Thank you.

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On May 27, 2014:

Mr. Feathers,
The University has completed searching for records responsive to your CA Public Records Act request below. We have identified 8 pages of responsive records (see attached). Please note that one personal email address was redacted pursuant to the privacy exemption under the California Public Records Act. We now consider this request closed.
UCOP PRA Office

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On May 20, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 25, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #PRA 14-1022.

Thank you for your help.

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On May 5, 2014:

Mr. Feathers,
This is to acknowledge your Public Records Act request for Napolitano/Aoun communications.

Appropriate UC Office of the President departments and/or officials are being notified of your request. Records identified as responsive to your request will be reviewed and made available for your access, in accordance with relevant law and University policy. The estimated date of production is two weeks, which will vary accordingly due to the nature, complexity, and/or length of the request.

Although the requested records have not yet been fully gathered and reviewed, it is possible that the requested material may contain information exempt from disclosure pursuant to the Public Records Act. However, this is not a determination that the requested records are necessarily exempt from disclosure. This office will provide you with a status update after the requested records have been thoroughly reviewed.

For your information, the California Public Records Act allows agencies to make records available "upon payment of fees covering direct costs of duplication." (Government Code Section 6253(b)). The charge is $0.20 per page for copies. Prepayment is required before release of public records. If you prefer, you may inspect the records in person prior to obtaining copies.

Inquiries about this PRA request should refer to PRA 14-1022.

UCOP Public Records
pra@ucop.edu<mailto:pra@ucop.edu>

:

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On April 25, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, § 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:

Any and all communications since July 18, 2013 between Janet Napolitano and Joseph Aoun, president of Northeastern University.

I also request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist -- employed by MuckRock and the Boston Globe -- and intend to use any pertinent information I receive as a result of this request to educate the public.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 11418
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

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