Agency Settlements (Dallas Public Information Office)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Dallas Public Information Office of Dallas, TX.
Tracking # C008619-110617
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Absolutely any and all logs, reports, spreadsheets, databases, or other materials detailing all settlements or similar dispute resolutions to which this agency, or any division thereof, was a party, including, but not limited to, all conciliatory agreements related to complaints or court or legal proceedings against any representative of or office of this agency. Please include all available segregable data, including the entities involved, the date on which the initial complaint or court action was brought, the nature of the charge or complaint, the nature of the dispute resolution (i.e. in-court, out-of-court, in-agency mediation, third-party, etc.), any financial agreements associated with the settlement, and the date on which the case was closed.

Please provide all available materials from January 1, 2010 through October 31, 2017.

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Dallas Public Information Office

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From: Dallas Public Information Office

ear Beryl Lipton:
Thank you for your interest in public records of the City of Dallas. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with Chapter 552 of Texas Government Code, the Public Information Act. Your request was received in this office on 11/6/2017 and given the  reference number: C008619-110617 for tracking purposes.
Records Requested: Absolutely any and all logs, reports, spreadsheets, databases, or other materials detailing all settlements or similar dispute resolutions to which this agency, or any division thereof, was a party, including, but not limited to, all conciliatory agreements related to complaints or court or legal proceedings against any representative of or office of this agency. Please include all available segregable data, including the entities involved, the date on which the initial complaint or court action was brought, the nature of the charge or complaint, the nature of the dispute resolution (i.e. in-court, out-of-court, in-agency mediation, third-party, etc.), any financial agreements associated with the settlement, and the date on which the case was closed. Please provide all available materials from January 1, 2010 through October 31, 2017. Your request will be sent to the relevant City department(s) to locate the information and determine any costs that may be due. You will receive an email when your request has been completed. If your request is received on the weekend or after business hours, it will be processed the next business day.

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From: Dallas Public Information Office

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RE: PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT REQUEST of 11/6/2017, Reference #C008619-110617

Dear Beryl,

The City of Dallas received a public information request from you on 11/6/2017. Your request mentioned:

“Absolutely any and all logs, reports, spreadsheets, databases, or other materials detailing all settlements or similar dispute resolutions to which this agency, or any division thereof, was a party, including, but not limited to, all conciliatory agreements related to complaints or court or legal proceedings against any representative of or office of this agency. Please include all available segregable data, including the entities involved, the date on which the initial complaint or court action was brought, the nature of the charge or complaint, the nature of the dispute resolution (i.e. in-court, out-of-court, in-agency mediation, third-party, etc.), any financial agreements associated with the settlement, and the date on which the case was closed. Please provide all available materials from January 1, 2010 through October 31, 2017.”

This letter is to clarify what information that you are seeking from the City of Dallas.
Please clarify what "agency, or any division thereof" refers to.  Are you referring to the City of Dallas only, or are you also seeking information where the City of Dallas represented individuals acting in their official capacities?
Please also clarify whether or not a spreadsheet of the information will be sufficient for what you are requesting, or if you are requesting the actual settlement agreements.  If you are seeking the settlement agreements, please note that these may take a few months to gather and compile.

This letter requesting clarification is being made pursuant to Texas Government Code § 552.222.  Please be advised that if the City of Dallas does not receive a written response within sixty-one (61) days from the date of this letter, the underlying request for public information will be considered to have been withdrawn in accordance with § 552.222.  Please respond in writing so that there is a record of your clarification.

You may provide a response by any of the following methods:
1. by replying to this electronic mail
2. by replying via the Public Information Request System

Upon receipt of your clarification, the City of Dallas will further respond to your Public Information Act Request as required by law, including providing you with an estimate of costs associated with producing the requested records.

Sincerely,

Sunny Tripp
Assistant City Attorney
City Attorney's Office
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From: Beryl Lipton

Hi there,

I would be interested in both materials related to the City of Dallas and to those related to individuals acting in their official capacities. I believe a spreadsheet could be sufficient, if it includes, at least, identifying case numbers, the involved parties, and the amount paid or settled upon for the case; however, if there are further details provided on any spreadsheets or logs, I'd like to receive that as well. Please let me know if there's more information that I can provide or if you would like to organize a phone call, during which we can discuss this request further.

Thanks so much for your help.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Dallas Public Information Office

Hello,

Unfortunately your email was not recognized and has not been routed accordingly.  Please be advised that if you wish to submit a new request or check on the status of an already submitted request, you should visit the Description: TO: "City of Dallas Open Records Center"[dallastx@mycusthelp.net]Dallas City HallPublic Information OfficeAttn. Open Records Project Manager1500 Marilla, 4ES.Dallas, Texas 75201November 27, 2017This is a follow up to request number C008619-110617:Hi there,I would be interested in both materials related to the City of Dallas and to those related to individuals acting in their official capacities. I believe a spreadsheet could be sufficient, if it includes, at least, identifying case numbers, the involved parties, and the amount paid or settled upon for the case; however, if there are further details provided on any spreadsheets or logs, I'd like to receive that as well. Please let me know if there's more information that I can provide or if you would like to organize a phone call, during which we can discuss this request further. Thanks so much for your help.Best wishes,BerylFiled via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 45554-45961672@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/dallas-public-information-office-2374/agency-settlements-dallas-public-information-office-45554/?email=dallastx%40mycusthelp.net&uuid-login=1296d735-eacd-44df-a452-e8b2e7347e4e#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRock NewsDEPT MR 45554411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.---On Nov. 8, 2017:

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