Laredo, Texas communications with CCA

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the City of Laredo, Texas of Laredo, TX.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # W005827-030116
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All communications (electronic, written, faxed, text messages, or otherwise) sent to, from, or regarding any and all executives, spokespeople, attorneys or other representatives of:

• Corrections Corporation of America

including but not limited to all communications including/mentioning

• the @cca.com and @correctionscorp.com domain names
• "CCA"
• "Corrections Corporation of America."

Please include communications sent to, from, or regarding all representatives of the jurisdiction (current and at all relevant periods prior, spanning any period during which the jurisdiction was considering, engaged with, or ending relations with the aforementioned entity), including but not limited to the following officials, as applicable:

• City Administrator
• City Attorney
• City Clerk
• City Councilmembers, individually
• City Manager
• City Treasurer
• Economic Development Director
• Fire Chief
• Finance Director
• Mayor
• Planning/Community Development Director
• Sheriff

Should terminology be unclear or further clarification be necessary, a phone call will happily be arranged.

In regards to all necessary requester status considerations, it should be noted that this request is being made by a member of the news media as part of a nationwide journalistic investigation on the privatization of corrections and institutions (physical, systemic, political, etc.) in the greater correctional and law enforcement system. In addition to being a news media request submitted in the public interest, all communications generated in the processing of this request, in addition to the requested materials, will be made available to the general public as part of a curated news series.

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 C.D. Lipton

From: Laredo Open Records Center

Dear Beryl C. D. Lipton,
Thank you for registering with the City of Laredo Open Records Center. Below you will find your login and password information. Please log in to the Open Records Center to update any contact or password information and to track the progress of your request.
Login: requests@muckrock.com
Password: f5d2f7a476
City of Laredo

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From: Laredo Open Records Center

Welcome to the City of Laredo Open Records Center. We have received your Public Information Request, and it has been diverted to the appropriate department for processing. Pursuant to the Public Information Act, the governmental body will try to complete the request within a reasonable amount of time depending on the nature of the request. However, you can expect to receive notification should the request require more than 10 business days to complete.
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. The request must ask for records or information already in existence. In addition, the City of Laredo may collect a fee as prescribed by law or regulation for the requested documents. If a fee is not prescribed by law or regulation, the fee shall be the actual cost of duplicating the record(s) and any applicable labor costs.
Finally, you can monitor the progress of your request through the automated open records center on the
City of Laredo website .  Unfortunately, this email is an automated notification, which is unable to receive replies. Therefore, if you have any questions with respect to a pending request or pertaining to any open records issue,  you may directly contact this office through the open records center.  You may also reach us by phone at the number below.
Very truly yours,
City Attorney's Office
Public Information Coordinator for the City of Laredo
1110 Houston Street
City Hall, 3rd Floor
Laredo, Texas 78040
(956) 791-7319 Telephone
(956) 791-7494 Facsimile
Track the issue status and respond at:
https://LAREDO.mycusthelp.com/webapp//_rs/RequestEdit.aspx?rid=5827 (https://LAREDO.mycusthelp.com/webapp//_rs/RequestEdit.aspx?rid=5827)

From: Laredo Open Records Center

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Dear Beryl C. D. Lipton:
RE: Public Information Request Reference#: W005827-030116
The purpose of this letter is to provide notice regarding the status of the open records request submitted by you to the City of Laredo.  The Public Information Act requires a governmental body to release information not subject to an exception as soon as reasonably possible and without delay.
We have determined that due to the particular nature of this request and factors outside our control, additional time is needed to gather the responsive records.
Therefore, in accordance with Section 552.221(d) of the Government Code, I hereby certify that those documents should be made available to you within (14) business days from the date of this letter.
As always, you can check the status of your request through our automated open records center available by visiting the City of Laredo website. Please contact me should you have any questions at (956) 791-7319.
Sincerely,
City Attorney's Office

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello,

Thank you so much for your message. I look forward to hearing from you again.

Have a lovely evening,
Beryl

From: Laredo Open Records Center

Dear Beryl C. D. Lipton:

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 Open Records Center by clicking here. (http://mygovhelp.us/LAREDO/_cs/supporthome.aspx) Description: TO: [laredo@mycusthelp.net]March 14, 2016City of Laredo, TexasCity Attorney's Office 1110 Houston StreetLaredo, Texas 78040This is a follow up to a previous request:Hello,Thank you so much for your message. I look forward to hearing from you again.Have a lovely evening,Beryl---On March 14, 2016:
City of Laredo

From: Laredo Open Records Center

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Dear Beryl C. D. Lipton: RE: Public Information Request Reference#: W005827-030116 The City of Laredo has receivedand processed your request for public information in which you asked forinformation regarding: Other - All communications (electronic, written, faxed, textmessages, or otherwise) sent to, from, or regarding any and all executives,spokespeople, attorneys or other representatives of: • Corrections Corporationof America including but not limited to all communications including/mentioning• the @cca.com and @correctionscorp.com domain names • "CCA" •"Corrections Corporation of America." Please include communications sentto, from, or regarding all representatives of the jurisdiction (current and atall relevant periods prior, spanning any period during which the jurisdictionwas considering, engaged with, or ending relations with the aforementionedentity), including but not limited to the following officials, as applicable: •City Administrator • City Attorney • City Clerk • City Councilmembers,individually • City Manager • City Treasurer • Economic Development Director •Fire Chief • Finance Director • Mayor • Planning/Community Development Director• Sheriff – the City does not have WebbCounty information. The City of Laredo strictlyadheres to the provisions of the Texas Public Information Act, Texas GovernmentCode Ch. 55, the interpretative opinions of the Texas Attorney General and thecourts. The responsive informationpertaining to your request will be mailed out to you today. If you have any questions orrequire any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me at(956) 791-7319. Respectfully, City Attorney's Office

From: Laredo Open Records Center

Dear Beryl C. D. Lipton:

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 Open Records Center by clicking here. (http://mygovhelp.us/LAREDO/_cs/supporthome.aspx) Description: TO: [laredo@mycusthelp.net]April 7, 2016City of Laredo, TexasCity Attorney's Office 1110 Houston StreetLaredo, Texas 78040This is a follow up to request number W005827-030116:To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 29, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W005827-030116.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.---On March 23, 2016:
City of Laredo

From: Laredo Open Records Center

Dear Beryl C. D. Lipton:

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 Open Records Center by clicking here. (http://mygovhelp.us/LAREDO/_cs/supporthome.aspx) Description: TO: [laredo@mycusthelp.net]April 22, 2016City of Laredo, TexasCity Attorney's Office 1110 Houston StreetLaredo, Texas 78040This is a follow up to request number W005827-030116:To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 29, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W005827-030116.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.---On April 7, 2016:Dear Beryl C. D. Lipton: 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 Open Records Center by clicking here. (http://mygovhelp.us/LAREDO/_cs/supporthome.aspx) Description: TO: [laredo@mycusthelp.net]April 7, 2016City of Laredo, TexasCity Attorney's Office 1110 Houston StreetLaredo, Texas 78040This is a follow up to request number W005827-030116:To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 29, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W005827-030116.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.---On March 23, 2016: City of Laredo---On April 7, 2016:To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 29, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W005827-030116.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.---On March 23, 2016:
City of Laredo

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