Irwindale City Council Sriracha Documents

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

To Whom It May Concern:

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

-All correspondence between Huy Fong Foods and the Irwindale City Council since March 1, 2014
-All correspondence between the Irwindale City Council and the South Coast Air Quality Management District regarding Huy Fong Foods and the sriracha sauce factory, including any air quality test results, since March 1, 2014

A previous request ( encompassed communications through the beginning of the year.

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 today 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 for your message! I look forward to hearing from you again.

Beryl C.D. Lipton


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 4, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Armando Hegdahl

Good morning Beryl. There do not appear to be any new documents that are responsive to your request. Should you have any questions or require anything further, please feel free to contact me. Thank you.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Hegdahl,

I'm hoping you can help me understand the lack of responsive documents for this request. It appears that David Tran was meeting with City Officials in May, and, presumably, communicating with them regarding Huy Fong Foods, his factory, and the addition of rooftop ventilation ( Please let me know if there is a way to restructure my request that may be more productive.

Thank you so much for your help,
Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Armando Hegdahl

Good morning Beryl. You are correct in that City officials met with Mr. David Tran, owner of Huy Fong Foods, Inc. These meetings were arranged verbally. The City does not possess any notes and/or transcripts of said meetings. As such, there are no documents that are responsive to your request. I hope this answers your question, but if not, please feel free to reply. Thanks.


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