All contracts, MOUs, schedules, and receipts re: Huy Fong Foods loans

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Irwindale City Clerk of Irwindale, CA.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, § 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:

All materials related to loans obtained by Huy Fong Foods from the city of Irwindale, California, including but not limited to:

• Contracts
• Memos of understanding
• Loan repayment schedules
• Receipts

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


Beryl Lipton

From: Armando Hegdahl

Good afternoon Beryl.

The City has received the records request you emailed on August 29, 2014 (received today by my office) and will produce any responsive, non-privileged records to your request to the extent that they exist. Due to the nature of the request and the time needed to research and compile same, we will contact you when it is determined that there are responsive, non-privileged records and when they will be available for your viewing and/or copying. Please note that the City will charge $0.25 per page for copies of the records you requested, as there is no policy in place for the waiver of such fees. Staff will produce all responsive electronic documents for free and I will attempt to email these to you, as you requested. However, should this method not work, you will need to provide the appropriate digital media (such as a blank cd) so that the documents can be stored onto it. You will also need to pay all associated shipping costs for the mailing of the cd.

In the meantime, should you have any questions or require anything further, please feel free to call me at 626-430-2201.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Hegdahl,

Thank you so much for your message. I hope you had a lovely holiday weekend.

Best wishes,

From: Armando Hegdahl

Good afternoon Beryl. Attached are the documents you requested. Feel free to reply with any questions/comments. Thank you.