Walt Garlington / State Sovereignty Committee emails (Division of Administration, Lousiana Federal Property Assistance Agency)

Robert Delaware filed this request with the Division of Administration, Lousiana Federal Property Assistance Agency of Louisiana.
Est. Completion Aug. 9, 2018
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From: Robert Delaware


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Louisiana Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any emails sent or received by Louisiana Agricultural Commissioner email address of commissioner@ldaf.state.la.us where the terms “Walt Garlington” or “Louisiana State Sovereignty Committee” appear in either the body or text of the email.

According to some blog posts on the internet, a person named Walt Garlington was encouraging citizens to contact Commissioner Mike Strain in 2010 and 2011 about the proper relationship between the citizens of Louisiana and the Federal government.

A Louisiana blogger (and self described “Chemical Engineer”) named Walt Garlington is now featured prominently on a website called usareally.com, which has been identified by the McClatchy news organization as being affiliated with a St. Petersburg based cyber disinformation run by Russian government. The posts being written by the blogger Walt Garlington have strong similarities to earlier appeals in regards to contacting Commissioner Strain.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Robert Delaware

From: Division of Administration, Lousiana Federal Property Assistance Agency

On July 9, 2018, the Division of Administration (DOA) responded to your email of the same date advising you that the Commissioner of Administration is not the proper custodian of records relating to the Department of Agriculture and Forestry. The DOA further advised you that we did not have a response to your request since we do not maintain Department of Agriculture and Forestry records and suggested you follow up with that agency.

In an email received from ¡°Robby Delaware¡± by the DOA on July 10, 2018, Mr. Delaware acknowledged that he followed up with and received the requested documents from the Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Mr. Delaware further acknowledged his request with the Division of Administration closed.

Accordingly, the DOA has provided a response to Mr. Delaware¡¯s original request dated June 8, 2018 ¨D the Department of Agriculture and Forestry maintains the requested records, not the DOA. The DOA has closed this matter.

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From: Division of Administration, Lousiana Federal Property Assistance Agency

On July 9, 2018, the Division of Administration (DOA) responded to your email of the same date advising you that the Commissioner of Administration is not the proper custodian of records relating to the Department of Agriculture and Forestry. The DOA further advised you that we did not have a response to your request since we do not maintain Department of Agriculture and Forestry records and suggested you follow up with that agency.

In an email received from “Robby Delaware” by the DOA on July 10, 2018, Mr. Delaware acknowledged that he followed up with and received the requested documents from the Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Mr. Delaware further acknowledged his request with the Division of Administration closed.

Accordingly, the DOA has provided a response to Mr. Delaware’s original request dated June 8, 2018 ― the Department of Agriculture and Forestry maintains the requested records, not the DOA. The DOA has closed this matter. See attached.

Public Records Requests
Division of Administration
State of Louisiana
Email: doapublicrecords@la.gov

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From: Robert Delaware

I am the Robby Delaware in quotes. Thank you for the update. I appreciate it, please consider this request with your agency as closed.

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