Fines and Fees in Operating Budget (Los Angeles Police Department)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Los Angeles Police Department of Los Angeles, CA.
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

* A copy of any official calculations of revenue coming from court fees and fines between FY 11 and FY 15, or calendar year 2010 and calendar 2014 if your government operates on a calendar year budget cycle.

* Accounts Receivable databases that cover fines and fees paid for government services by individuals, rather than businesses. This would include Revenue Journals that cover such payments, as well as other financial statements that cover income from fees and fines.

* Any logs of appeals of fines that is kept by this agency, including, if the log has it, outcome of the appeal, payments made, and other fields that are present in such a log.

*A copy of contracts with any vendors that help manage the assignment, collection, or management of fees and citation information. This would include contracts with vendors that provide parking ticket software, for example, as well as court fees.

*The record layout for any databases that are used to track the assignment, collection, or management of fees, fines and citations. This would just be a copy of the header columns in these databases, and not the information in the databases.

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 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,

Michael Morisy

From: DISCOVERY DISCOVERY

Your request has been received by the Discovery Section and will be assigned to a staff member for a response. If you have any questions, please call (213) 978-2100 for assistance.

Thank you.

Los Angeles Police Department
Legal Affairs Division
Discovery Section

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November 16, 2015
Los Angeles Police Department
LAPD, R&I Division
ATTN: Watch Commander
100 West 1st Street, Room P1-137
Los Angeles, CA 90012

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

* A copy of any official calculations of revenue coming from court fees and fines between FY 11 and FY 15, or calendar year 2010 and calendar 2014 if your government operates on a calendar year budget cycle.

* Accounts Receivable databases that cover fines and fees paid for government services by individuals, rather than businesses. This would include Revenue Journals that cover such payments, as well as other financial statements that cover income from fees and fines.

* Any logs of appeals of fines that is kept by this agency, including, if the log has it, outcome of the appeal, payments made, and other fields that are present in such a log.

*A copy of contracts with any vendors that help manage the assignment, collection, or management of fees and citation information. This would include contracts with vendors that provide parking ticket software, for example, as well as court fees.

*The record layout for any databases that are used to track the assignment, collection, or management of fees, fines and citations. This would just be a copy of the header columns in these databases, and not the information in the databases.

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 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,

Michael Morisy

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 22410
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

From:

Good Morning,

Please contact Greg Toyama at 213-978-2178 for status.

Thank You

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September 19, 2016
Los Angeles Police Department
LAPD, R&I Division
ATTN: Watch Commander
100 West 1st Street, Room P1-137
Los Angeles, CA 90012
This is a follow up to a previous request:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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On Sept. 2, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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On Aug. 18, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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On Aug. 3, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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On July 19, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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On July 4, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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On June 17, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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On June 2, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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On May 18, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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On May 3, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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On April 18, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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On April 1, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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On March 17, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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On March 2, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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On Feb. 16, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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On Feb. 1, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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On Jan. 15, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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On Dec. 31, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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On Dec. 16, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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On Dec. 1, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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On Nov. 16, 2015:
Your request has been received by the Discovery Section and will be assigned to a staff member for a response. If you have any questions, please call (213) 978-2100 for assistance.
Thank you.
Los Angeles Police Department
Legal Affairs Division
Discovery Section
>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 11/16/15 09:30 >>>
November 16, 2015
Los Angeles Police Department
LAPD, R&I Division
ATTN: Watch Commander
100 West 1st Street, Room P1-137
Los Angeles, CA 90012
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:
* A copy of any official calculations of revenue coming from court fees and fines between FY 11 and FY 15, or calendar year 2010 and calendar 2014 if your government operates on a calendar year budget cycle.
* Accounts Receivable databases that cover fines and fees paid for government services by individuals, rather than businesses. This would include Revenue Journals that cover such payments, as well as other financial statements that cover income from fees and fines.
* Any logs of appeals of fines that is kept by this agency, including, if the log has it, outcome of the appeal, payments made, and other fields that are present in such a log.
*A copy of contracts with any vendors that help manage the assignment, collection, or management of fees and citation information. This would include contracts with vendors that provide parking ticket software, for example, as well as court fees.
*The record layout for any databases that are used to track the assignment, collection, or management of fees, fines and citations. This would just be a copy of the header columns in these databases, and not the information in the databases.
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 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,
Michael Morisy
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 22410
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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On Nov. 16, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:
* A copy of any official calculations of revenue coming from court fees and fines between FY 11 and FY 15, or calendar year 2010 and calendar 2014 if your government operates on a calendar year budget cycle.
* Accounts Receivable databases that cover fines and fees paid for government services by individuals, rather than businesses. This would include Revenue Journals that cover such payments, as well as other financial statements that cover income from fees and fines.
* Any logs of appeals of fines that is kept by this agency, including, if the log has it, outcome of the appeal, payments made, and other fields that are present in such a log.
*A copy of contracts with any vendors that help manage the assignment, collection, or management of fees and citation information. This would include contracts with vendors that provide parking ticket software, for example, as well as court fees.
*The record layout for any databases that are used to track the assignment, collection, or management of fees, fines and citations. This would just be a copy of the header columns in these databases, and not the information in the databases.
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 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,
Michael Morisy
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Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 22410
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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From:

Dear Michael Morisy:

I have received your request for information regarding LAPD's fines and fees. I apologize for the delay in responding to your request; we have had significant staff and management turnover and I have just been assigned your file today.

Given the amount of time that has passed, I wanted to enquire as to whether you still needed the information. In addition, the City Clerk would have the budget and contract information you are requesting.

Management Analyst Kris Johns
California Public Records Act Unit
Legal Affairs Division
Los Angeles Police Department
N4362@lapd.online<mailto:N4362@lapd.online> (email preferred)

From: Los Angeles Police Department

Good morning Michael Morisy,

Please see the attached letter dated July 30, 2018.

Very truly yours,

Armi Cordeta
LAPD - Legal Affairs Division, Discovery Section - CPRA Unit
213 847-3588

  • C16-0900026 signed letter dated 0730218 to Michael Morisy

From:

Mr. Morisy,

Your request dated November 16, 2015 is both broad and unclear. In order
to provide the requested data, we need clarity on the specific data to be
provided. Some of the information you are requesting requires Data Center
assistance which entails a $175/hr fee. Additionally, the request for
"court fees and fines between FY11 and FY15, or calendar year 2010 and
calendar year 2014" is not available. The record retention policy is for
five (5) years and the data requested for citations prior to FY13/14 is not
available.

The data that is available is identified and enumerated below:

*Item #*

*CPRA Request*

*Reports Available*

1

Copy of any official calculations of revenue coming from court fees and
fines between FY11 and FY15, or calendar year 2010 and calendar year 2014

Payments for parking fine, penalties, State and Court allocations are
provided on the monthly revenue distribution (RDR) report. We can provide
the reports from FY13/14 through FY14/15.

If the request for “Court fees” is limited to the $25 court fee for
third-level appeals filed at LA Superior Court, this amount is received
directly by the Court and the parking program does not track this amount.

2

Accounts Receivable databases that cover fines and fees paid for government
services by individuals, rather than businesses. This would include Revenue
Journal that covers such payments, as well as other financial statements
that cover income from fees and fines

This request needs to be more specific. What data fields are being
requested for the “accounts receivable database”? There is no indicator in
the system to identify whether an account is for an individual vs. a
business.

Pulling all the data fields (citation issuance, payments, notices,
suspends, correspondence, etc.) from the system will require Data Center
support billed at $175/ hour. Once the scope is defined, we will provide
an estimate of hours.

Note that we are unable to provide registered owner name and address due to
DMV Confidentiality.

3

Any logs of appeals of fines that is kept by this agency, including, if the
log has it, outcome of the appeal, payments made, and other fields that are
present in such a log

We can obtain this data through a Business Objects ad-hoc query starting
with FY13/14 to FY14/15. This information can be made available by August
20, 2018.

4

A copy of contracts with any vendors that help manage the assignment,
collection, or management of fees and citations information. This would
include contracts with vendors that provide parking ticket software, for
example, as well as court fees.

All contracts can be obtained through the City Clerk’s Office website at
http://clerk.lacity.org/

If a paper copy is desired, the cost for reproduction is $0.10 per page.

5

Records layout for any databases that are used to track the assignment,
collection, or management of fees, fines and citations. This would just be
a copy of the header columns in these databases, and not the information in
the databases.

LADOT can provide the data dictionary used for ad-hoc queries within the
parking program. * This information can be made available by August 20,
2018. *

If you have any further questions or concerns, you may contact me at the
number below.
--

*Mario Interiano Sr. Management Analyst IParking Operations Support
DivisionMail Stop 742*
Los Angeles Department of Transportation
221 N Figueroa Street, Suite 1300
Los Angeles, CA 90012

213-978-4 <213-972-4947>405 direct213-978-4400 <(213)%20978-4400> office
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From: Los Angeles Police Department

Mr. Morisy,

Attached is the data requested for items 3 and 5 below.

*Item #*

*CPRA Request*

*Reports Available*

3

Any logs of appeals of fines that is kept by this agency, including, if the
log has it, outcome of the appeal, payments made, and other fields that are
present in such a log.

Attached report provides list of citations from July-2013 to July-2018
which received a decision from a third-level appeal with LA Superior Court.

Please review the data fields provided. Hearing Disposition 30 is for
affirmed citation, and 31 is for reversed citation.

5

Records layout for any databases that are used to track the assignment,
collection, or management of fees, fines and citations. This would just be
a copy of the header columns in these databases, and not the information in
the databases.

Attached is the data dictionary used for querying parking citations data.

If you have any further questions or concerns, you may contact me at (213)
978-4405.

--

*Mario Interiano Sr. Management Analyst IParking Operations Support
DivisionMail Stop 742*
Los Angeles Department of Transportation

213-978-4400 office <https://www.instagram.com/ladotofficial>
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Angeles Department of Transportation, which may be confidential. If you are
not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying,
distribution or use of the content of this information is prohibited. If
you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately
by e-mail and delete the original message and any attachment without
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  • CPRA Request #4758 Michael Morisy_LASC Appeals 2018-08

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