Electronic correspondence regarding homeless laws and policies

Aaron Cantú filed this request with the Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Los Angeles, CA.
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From: Aaron Cantú

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 electronic correspondence between the mayor's office and the business improvement districts of Los Angeles regarding laws and enforcement policies that affect the homeless living in the city.

All electronic correspondence between the mayor's office and the Central City Association of Los Angeles regarding laws and enforcement policies affecting the homeless living in the city.

All electronic correspondence between the mayor's office and the Los Angeles Police Department regarding laws and enforcement policies affecting the homeless living in the city.

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 MuckRock.com, 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.

Sincerely,

Aaron Cantú

From: Aaron Cantú

To Whom it May Concern:

This is a clarifying follow up message to my original public records request filed on May 14, 2014. The following qualifiers should ease your search process.

1. The original request will apply to all relevant email correspondence from January 2012 to the present (May 2014).

2. It may help to use certain key words to search through emails. Here is a sampling of words and phrases that could be used:

Homelessness
Homeless people
Homeless
Eliminate homelessness
End homelessness
Skid row
L.A., Cal., Ordinance 137,269
Section 41.18(d)
Safer Cities Initiative
Los Angeles 2020 Commission Homeless
Downtown 2020: Roadmap to L.A.'s Urban Future Homelessness
Broken windows homeless
Quality of life crimes homeless
Panhandlers
Panhandling/Soliciting
Transients
Transient behaviors
Vagrants
Winos
Drunks
Crack addicts
Lowlifes
Sheltered
Unsheltered
Self-sufficiency
Hand-up, not a hand out
Hand out
Hand-up
Clean up
Problem areas
Complaints homeless
The needy
Dirty homeless
Grimy homeless
Homeless veterans
Public urination
Public defecation
Tent homeless
Tent city
Sleeping on bench
Sleeping on sidewalk
Loitering homeless
Scavenging homeless
Vehicle homeless
Mental health homeless
Patrol homeless
Business homeless
Revenue homeless
Police homeless
Shelter homeless

The above list is not meant to exclude any other related search terms that may come to one's mind. Also, most permutations of the above words/phrases will likely be useful (for example, searching "homeless + trespassing").

Thank you very much. If you'd like to speak further, you can call me at 956-212-2417.

Have a great day,
Aaron

From: Harry Goldfisher

Mr. Cantu,

This letter responds to your request for records dated 5/14/14. Pursuant
to Government Code Section 6253(c), we are consulting with other relevant
parties and will provide a written response to your request by Saturday
June 7, 2014.

Thank you,

Harry Goldfisher
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Harry Goldfisher
Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti

200 N. Spring Street, Room 303
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-978-0600

From: Harry Goldfisher

Mr. Cantu,

This letter responds to your May 14, 2014 request for records. Please find
attached copies of disclosable records that are in the possession of the
Mayor's Office and responsive to your request. Please note that these
documents have been redacted, where appropriate, or withheld to protect
records that are pre-decisional and advisory in nature, and may be withheld
pursuant to the deliberative process privilege or records whose disclosure
would constitute an unwanted invasion of personal privacy, and may be
withheld under Government Code § 6254(c).

Thank you.

Harry Goldfisher
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Harry Goldfisher
Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti

200 N. Spring Street, Room 303
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-978-0600

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