Los Angeles County + SafePass (Department of Public Health)

Louise Matsakis filed this request with the Department of Public Health of Los Angeles County, CA.
Multi Request Los Angeles County + SafePass
Due Oct. 7, 2020
Est. Completion Nov. 25, 2020
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Louise Matsakis


To Whom It May Concern:

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

All electronic communications, including attachments, sent to and received from employees of Citizen created on or after May 1, 2020, through today's date, related to the SafePass contact tracing app.

WIRED has been a leading publication covering technology and science for more than 25 years, and this request is being made for newsgathering purposes. As such, I request that any fees that might normally be assessed be waived in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public.

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,

Louise Matsakis

From: Department of Public Health

Good afternoon - the attached is sent on behalf of Drew Taylor.

Thank you,

Lupe Ramirez
Assistant to Pete Bollinger
Assistant County Counsel
Government Services Division
213.974.0808

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From: Department of Public Health

Dear Ms. Matsukis,

I am writing in regards to your Public Records Act request, whereby you request the following records:

"All electronic communications, including attachments, sent to and received from employees of Citizen created on or after May 1, 2020, through today's date, related to the SafePass contact tracing app."

I was hoping you could provide some clarification, as the request is unclear. In terms of "all communication," we are not sure from who or what department you are seeking records. Are you requesting communications from all county employees, or all DPH employees, or some other department? Could also clarify or provide some guidance as to what you are exactly requesting, as the request in its initial form appears to be overly broad and burdensome.

We will await your clarification.

Regards,

Drew M. Taylor
Deputy County Counsel
Office of the Los Angeles County Counsel
500 West Temple Street, Room 653
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Office phone: 213-974-0809
Cell phone: 213-321-6600

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From: Louise Matsakis

Hi Drew,

Thanks very much for your response. My request is for DPH employees specifically, and to emails and attachments mentioning "SafePass." Let me know if you need any additional clarifications.

Thanks,
Greg

From: Department of Public Health

Thank you for the clarification.
Regards,

Drew M. Taylor
Deputy County Counsel
Office of the Los Angeles County Counsel
500 West Temple Street, Room 653
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Office phone: 213-974-0809
Cell phone: 213-321-6600

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From: Department of Public Health

I will look into the status. Sorry for the delay.

Drew M. Taylor
Deputy County Counsel
Office of the Los Angeles County Counsel
500 West Temple Street, Room 653
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Office phone: 213-974-0809
Cell phone: 213-321-6600

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From:

Good morning Ms. Matsakis,

Attached please find our correspondence in regards to your Public Records Act Request of September 10, 2020.

Elsa Cerpa-Chavarin
Legal Office Assistant
Office of the County Counsel
500 W. Temple Street, Room 653
Los Angeles, CA 90012
ecerpa-chavarin@counsel.lacounty.gov<mailto:ecerpa-chavarin@counsel.lacounty.gov>

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Dear Ms. Matsakis:

I have attached correspondence from Drew Taylor. If you have any questions regarding the content of the correspondence, please direct them to Mr. Taylor also copied on this email.

Best regards,
Baron Kishimoto
Government Services Division
(213) 974-8413
bkishimoto@counsel.lacounty.gov

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