|Multi Request||FBI/DOJ FOIA consult|
|Submitted||Aug. 26, 2019|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
Copies of any emails, letters, memos or other records of consultations regarding public records requests (FOI/FOIL/FOIA etc.) with either the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Agency components.
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.
Attached is the form showing receipt of your public records request.
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.
Janelle Fallan Dunham
Community Outreach and Media Relations
Office of Community Outreach and Media Relations
P.O. Box 942898
Sacramento, CA 94298-0001
(800) 735-2929 (TT/TDD)
(800) 735-2922 (Voice)
September 16, 2019
File No.: 013.A13673.A16501.2019-86
Dear Ms. Best:
The California Highway Patrol (CHP), Office of Community Outreach and Media Relations (COMR) received your California Public Records Act (CPRA) request, received by this office on September 4, 2019.
In your request you asked for the following, verbatim:
* Copies of any emails, letters, memos or other records of consultations regarding public records requests (FOI/FOIL/FOIA etc.) with either the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Agency components.
Your request does not reasonably describe an identifiable record. Rather, it requests documents describing consultations with the Department of Justice concerning public records requests, without any time limitation.
If you would like to discuss this request directly, so that we may better determine what you seek, please contact this office at (916) 843-3310.
Director of Communications