Ring promo, La Cañada Flintridge

Caroline Haskins filed this request with the La Cañada Flintridge City Clerk of La Canada Flintridge, CA.
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From: Caroline Haskins


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Reporting shows that your city government has entered a Promotional Discount Agreements with Ring, Amazon's home security camera company. (https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/d3ag37/us-cities-are-helping-people-buy-amazon-surveillance-cameras-using-taxpayer-money) These agreements direct city funds toward providing a discount on Ring products, such as doorbell cameras.

Therefore, I hereby request the following records related to the Ring Promotional Discount Agreement:

1) All calendar invitations, instructional materials, presentations and presentation materials (including recorded video and audio, PowerPoint files, prepared remarks, and slides formats), and other documents that mention Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app. This includes A) any minutes/notes taking during meetings that discussed the use of Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app, B) any explanations (whether internally or externally generated) of how Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app work, and C) any other document that has been used to help explain the use, marketing, or promotion of Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app to any party, including internal documentation, public relations materials, and executive summaries.

2) A copy of any privacy impact assessments, use policies, standard operating procedures, data retention policies, legal opinions, warranties, non-disclosure agreements, contracts, liability waivers, insurance agreements, Promotional Discount Agreements, Requests for Proposals, Responses to Requests for Proposal, Memorandums of Understanding, Letters of Interest, usage policies, or informal agreements between the city and Ring.

3) A copy of any funding opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports that mention Ring or the Neighbors app, as well as audit records, including but not limited to security audits of the software, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies.

4) Any digital communications including but not limited to emails and text messages) as well as documents, (including but not limited to PDF, word processing, excel, and slide documents) that mention Ring or the Neighbors app.

5) Any digital communications (including but not limited to emails and text messages) with Ring representatives.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. It will be used in the course of reporting for Motherboard, VICE’s science and technology website (www.motherboard.vice.com).

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.

Sincerely,

Caroline Haskins

From: La Cañada Flintridge City Clerk

Good afternoon,

Prior to further processing of your request, we require clarification on the date range. Could you please be more specific about the date range covering the documents you’ve requested?

If you have any questions, please contact me at (818) 790-8880.

Tania Moreno, CMC
City Clerk
City of La Cañada Flintridge<http://www.lcf.ca.gov/>
One Civic Center Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 790-8880

From: Caroline Haskins

Hi! Can I make the date range April 1, 2017 to present? (Since April 1, 2017 was a couple of months before the first discount agreement.)

From: La Cañada Flintridge City Clerk

Dear Ms. Martina:

This email is in response to your public records request dated August 12, 2019. Please be informed that within ten (10) calendar days from receipt of your request, the City will determine whether the request, in whole or in part, seeks disclosable public records. City staff will promptly notify you of the City’s determination and the reasons for the determination.

In unusual circumstances, the time limit for providing the determination on a records request may be extended by written notice to the person making the request, setting forth the reasons for the extension and the date on which a determination is expected to be provided. Any extension of time will not last more than fourteen (14) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk's Office (818) 790-8880.

Thank you,

Tania Moreno, CMC
City Clerk
City of La Cañada Flintridge<http://www.lcf.ca.gov/>
One Civic Center Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 790-8880

From: La Cañada Flintridge City Clerk

Dear Ms. Haskins:

As you know, the City of La Cañada Flintridge ("City") has received and is processing your request for public records pursuant to the California Public Records Act (Government Code § 6254), wherein you requested all records pertaining to the Ring Promotional Discount Agreement and/or the Neighbors application.

The City has identified records responsive to your request pertaining to Ring Promotional Discount Agreement and has determined that it will produce copies of such records except for the following records which contain redactions or are wholly exempt from disclosure as determined by the City Attorney's Office:

* Certain private personal information of members of the public has been redacted pursuant to Government Code §§ 6254(c) and 6255, and state and federal constitutions, to protect the individuals' right to privacy, including but not limited to, their personal telephone numbers, home addresses, and other similar personal information.
Please click here<https://lacanadaflintridge-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/ayesayan_lcf_ca_gov/EgKvhXDASXlAtPovZj42Q_0BQ7co7tomlYKMWY3Rnow7nw?e=gCTpik> to open the responsive records in a web browser. There is no duplication cost for the electronic records. Please let us know after you have reviewed the records if you would like hard copies, and we will provide you with the total copying cost. The City charges $0.10 per page for copying as authorized by Government Code Section 6253, subdivision (b). Lastly, click here to view City Council meeting recordings.

If you have any additional questions or requests, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (818)790-8880 or via email at tmoreno@lcf.ca.gov<mailto:tmoreno@lcf.ca.gov>.

Thank you,

ARPI YESAYAN
Administrative Clerk
City of La Cañada Flintridge<http://www.lcf.ca.gov/>
One Civic Center Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
T: 818.790.8880 ext: 109
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