Expenditures relating to visits from federal officials (California Highway Patrol)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the California Highway Patrol of California .
Multi Request Expenditures relating to visits from federal officials
Est. Completion Sept. 27, 2019
Fix Required


From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records describing, authorizing or mentioning expenses or personnel assignments in response to or accommodation of visits from officials in the federal government between January 1, 2001 and the present.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Emma Best

From: California Highway Patrol

The form is attached showing receipt of your PRA request.


From: California Highway Patrol

Ms. Best - We are unable to determine what records you seek based on this request. If you would like to call to discuss your request, we may be able to identify responsive records.
Please let me know if you would like to arrange a call so I can be sure we are here. Our office hours are 8-5, Pacific Daylight Time.
The number is (916) 843-3310.


From: California Highway Patrol

Good afternoon,

Attached please find the determination letter associated with the Public Records Act request filed on behalf of Ms. Emma Best with the California Highway Patrol on September 17, 2019.

Thank you,

Jaime Coffee