Google Alerts (Fort Worth Police Department)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Fort Worth Police Department of Fort Worth, TX.
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W104430-073120

Multi Request Google Alerts
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From: Emma North-Best


To Whom It May Concern:

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

A. Copies of emailed Google Alert subscription confirmations received between January 1, 2016 and the date of the processing of this request.

B. Copies of all emailed Google Alerts received between January 1, 2016 and the date of the processing of this request. Google Alerts may be identified by any or all of the following:

1. Containing the phrase "Google Alert" in the Subject line
2. Being sent by an email address with the display name "Google Alerts"
3. Being sent from the email address googlealerts-noreply@google.com

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Fort Worth Police Department

Dear Emma Best:
As part of the unprecedented response to coronavirus in Texas, and in light of the Governor’s disaster declaration, most of the administrative departments of the City of Fort Worth are now either closed or are minimally staffed by a skeleton crew, while remaining staff is working remotely or involved directly in the public health or epidemic response. The City is unable to access its records to respond to public information requests at this time.   This notice has been posted on the City’s website. During the period this notice is posted, the City of Fort Worth is not considered to be open for business for purposes of the time deadlines under the Texas Public Information Act.
In accordance with the guidance issued by the Office of the Texas Attorney General, this is not a “business day” for purposes of Chapter 552 of Texas Government Code, the Public Information Act, and all PIA related processes are currently paused. On the date that the City resumes “business days” under more normal operations, all previously received requests will resume processing and any requests submitted during the skeleton crew day period will be officially noted as being received and begin being processed. Thank you for your interest in public records of the City of Fort Worth, Texas. 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 and given the log number W104430-073120 for tracking purposes.
Your request will be forwarded to the relevant City department(s) to locate the information you seek and to determine the volume and any costs associated with satisfying your request. You will be contacted about the availability and/or provided with copies of the records in question. PLEASE NOTE: The Texas Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions.
You can monitor the progress of your request under "My Requests" Again, thank you for using the Open Records Center, Public Information Administrator
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From: Fort Worth Police Department

10/16/2020

Emma Best
MuckRock News DEPT MR 99062
Somerville, MA 02144

RE: Public Information Request W104430-073120

Dear Emma Best,

This letter responds to your request for information to the City of Fort Worth, dated and received in our office on 7/31/2020 11:34:17 PM.

Information Requested: I'm Not Sure - To Whom It May Concern:

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

A. Copies of emailed Google Alert subscription confirmations received between January 1, 2016 and the date of the processing of this request.

B. Copies of all emailed Google Alerts received between January 1, 2016 and the date of the processing of this request. Google Alerts may be identified by any or all of the following:

1. Containing the phrase "Google Alert" in the Subject line
2. Being sent by an email address with the display name "Google Alerts"
3. Being sent from the email address googlealerts-noreply@google.com

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAAe-nPloqqUFg_j3hOlwh-odNw%3A1k1j74%3ANLK196xhj9L3QwnqKTSW6KM8-go&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Ffort-worth-police-department-664%252Fgoogle-alerts-fort-worth-police-department-99062%252F%253Femail%253Dpublicinformation%252540fortworthtexas.gov

The City of Fort Worth Neighborhood Services Department has reviewed its files and has determined there are no responsive documents to your request. However, since your request was assigned to multiple departments, you may be receiving additional responses.

If you have any questions, or wish to discuss this further, you may contact me at (817) 392-5770.

Sincerely,

Celeste Macklin
Neighborhood Services Department


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From: Fort Worth Police Department

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Cost_Estimate_W104430-073120_Best.pdf (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=nZGH0ylxadMp5hTpNkeAFpMrOvuQEnkuHSwhZGH-2BPHnWyIKNAnOt8XIE65i-2FqEbQPCXwE3jXY1BCj7Do8ft3rEUBCVkiC55Fh0N2Fqhp9UGFQr-2B7gxPq7D16N76KrJTIjLFXXjzThDIib73lAM91aTtmgPIx9sCBoAUuGeFXvgwp-2FQHTv-2FG9-2FyZ-2FEwC4FqZ1nS2JeThzA4r4sP0egjUpUbYZXj3-2FjVDIjUYpj0pbbw4-3Du_HW_S3ZBqfdej1IojIgaYXWEWE1otEiPuoG3oxToq-2FKuTLk3lbS7qkrdbzG7qufpL8ApBHUf-2FclWoueBPWwTj-2BW6-2FIxHkH7WbUKciP0CuVEtTKwxt3P53crxFZbtRFMZug1tItprpocCYqWxM8DpV-2FEX3H9-2Bf8YQevCIJfjANRJ0CRks7b2OkyBKL-2Fxl9Ral0YkU6BWs5pT1pDUI1-2BSXQM4qs5T4vywjcFQepvGEPrT0FDtIQc07D-2B6H3-2FWS2jz0BBMHm6idLydPTQ4MN2Ot1X0YXEpZ51FNmIg32AorEgq0EmmXonX8-2B36PPqEjh0nBdtX9C-2FTNVQj57dLA79NLWr0h5OCCx1NuG9Y3wHcgGKbvag5exJqLqRAsJwdn7HHhBSW-2F0xFk5nZbGtI5OyGquctwTt1-2BYD-2BEWe6cwek-2FE-2BOiCI4-3D)

Dear Ms. Best,

Please find attached the cost estimate letter associated with your public information request.   Please select the option that you would like us to proceed with, sign and return it to us so that we may continue processing your request.
If you would like to narrow or have a discussion of narrowing of scope to reduce the charges associated with processing your request, please let me know.
You may remit payment by mail, in person or by credit/debit card by phone (by providing a good contact telephone number for us to contact you to process your payment).
Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions or need further assistance, Annette Henderson Public Information Coordinator, City of Fort Worth City Secretary's Office City of Fort Worth – Working together to build a strong community.



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