|Submitted||July 15, 2019|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
Documents dated between July 2017 and July 2019 about L.A. Mayor’s Office’s use of the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) grant, specifically those documents reviewing the effectiveness of the L.A. CVE “referral system.”
This organization was listed as by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a CVE grant recipient here:
On the DHS web page listed above, your grant application to the DHS is listed. In this grant application, you have said that your organization will allocate $80,000 to “the RAND Corporation to build evaluative measures, provide metrics components and to ensure activity outcomes are successfully completed. This will entail data collection and analysis, as well as assessing effectiveness and impact of the referral system. Analysis will be shared to improve learning from best practices and duplication of successful activities.”
I would like all documents related to these “evaluative measures,” including all metrics that the RAND corporation or your office used to evaluate the effectiveness of the L.A. “referral system” (the referral system is explained on page 73 of your grant application, linked below:).
This should include all internal documents related to the evaluation of the referral system, plus all grant deliverable reporting submitted to the Department of Homeland Security about the effectiveness of the referral system.
Should you have any questions or concerns about my request, I am willing to discuss and clarify over the phone. Please reach me at 781-941-0829.
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.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following California Public Records Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 15, 2019. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Dear Ms. Sasani,
Please see the attached letter responding to your California Public Records
Act request. Thank you.
[image: Mayor Eric Garcetti] <https://www.lamayor.org/>
* Skyler Gray*
* Deputy Legal Counsel*
* Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (213) 978-0600*