Public Records Request: Text messages and emails - California Governor Jerry Brown 2017

Katlyn Alapati filed this request with the Office of the Governor - California of California.


From: Katlyn Alapati

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code ยงยง 6250), I hereby request the following records:

Emails, text messages (i.e., SMS messages) and other mobile-phone-based text communications (e.g., Signal Messenger, WhatsApp, Wire, Wickr, Telegram, iMessage, Facebook Chat, SnapChat, Slack, Glip, Facebook and Twitter "direct messages," etc.), sent between California Governor Jerry Brown and any member of a water agency or water special district (especially Westlands Water District, Santa Clara Valley Water District, Metropolitan Water District and Kern County Water District), including members of the board of directors at those agencies, their administration, chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chief financial officers and staff. Emails and messages should include those addressed or "CC'd" to Governor Jerry Brown or any alias of his, sent by the governor, or sent on behalf of the governor, in 2017, on personal or work-specific devices operated by or otherwise under the control of Governor Jerry Brown. In the event that the search for responsive records involves a public employee's good-faith search of his or her personal device, please provide a reasonably detailed, nonconclusory affidavit attesting to the nature and extent of that search.

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.


Katlyn Alapati

From: Office of the Governor - California

Dear Ms. Alapati,

Please find attached the response to your correspondence to the Governor's Office received on October 26, 2017.

Thank you,

Legal Affairs Unit

Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.