Locations of all cameras or monitoring instruments (Chicago Department of Transportation)

Jack Thorne filed this request with the Chicago Department of Transportation of Chicago, IL.
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From: Jack Thorne


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:

For all currently installed monitoring devices(which includes but not limited to cameras, microphones, or other installed devices with sensors) that are owned or managed by this department.

latitude
longitude
orentation of device
address
name of building / business
serial numbers
model
device refrense number
retention policy

I would prefer a csv or excel if posible

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jack Thorne

From: Chicago Department of Transportation

On behalf of the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), I am responding to your Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") request dated July 20, 2018. At this time, I am seeking an extension of five additional working days to respond to the request for one of more of the following reasons identified in 5 ILCS 140/3(e) of FOIA:
( ) the requested records are stored in whole or in part at other locations than the office having charge of the requested records;
( ) the request requires the collection of a substantial number of specified records;
( ) the request is couched in categorical terms and requires an extensive search for the records responsive to it;
( ) the request records have not been located in the course of routine search and additional efforts are being made to locate them;
(X) the requested records require examination and evaluation of personnel having the necessary competence and discretion to determine if they are exempt from disclosure under Section 7 of the FOIA or should be revealed only with appropriate deletions;
( ) the request for records cannot be complied with by the public body within the time limits prescribed by 5 ILCS 140/3(d) without unduly burdening or interfering with the operations of the public body;
( ) there is need for consultation, which shall be conducted with all practicable speed, with another public body or among two or more components of a public body having a substantial interest in the determination or in the subject matter of the request.

Sincerely,

Susan Hofer
CDOT FOIA Officer

From: Chicago Department of Transportation

Mr. Thorne:

In response to your FOIA request below, please be advised that the vendors that provide red-light and speed enforcement cameras and support are:
Automated Enforcement Red Light Camera Vendor
Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc. Contract #28635

Automated Speed Enforcement Vendor
American Traffic Solutions, Inc. Contract #28009

You can reference our contracts with the vendors which are available from the Department of Procurement Services at this Link:
https://webapps1.cityofchicago.org/VCSearchWeb/org/cityofchicago/vcsearch/controller/agencySelection/begin.do

With regard to the other data you requested about the cameras themselves, the records you seek are exempt from production under Section 7(1)(x) of FOIA, which exempts, "Maps and other records regarding the location or security of generation, transmission, distribution, storage, gathering, treatment, or switching facilities owned by a utility, by a power generator, or by the Illinois Power Agency." 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(x). The records you seek are covered by this exemption, and releasing them could pose a security risk.

Because your current FOIA request was partially denied, you will have a right of review by the Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor, who can be contacted at 500 S. Second St., Springfield, IL 62706 or by telephone at (877) 299-FOIA. You may also seek judicial review of a denial under 5 ILCS 140/11 of FOIA.

Sincerely,

Susan Hofer
CDOT FOIA

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