|Submitted||Sept. 29, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
Informational copies of all American Indian and Alaska Native death certificates held by the Colusa County Clerk's office.
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.
Sovereign Bodies Institute
Dear Sovereign Bodies Institute,
On September 30, 2020, Colusa county received your Public Records Act request, seeking informational copies of all American Indian and Alaska Native death certificates held by the Colusa County Clerk's office. Please note that the County does not maintain death certificates by ethnicity, and so the County has no way to obtain the information requested. Moreover, such a request for confidential information is prohibited under California Health and Safety Code sections 102100, 103526 and California Government Code section 6254(k). Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like to discuss this matter.
Jennifer K. Sutton
Senior Deputy County Counsel
County of Colusa
1213 Market Street
Colusa, CA 95932
Phone (530) 458-0898
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