FOIA - Multnomah County Sheriff's Office - FOIA Logs 2018-2019 (retry)

J Ader filed this request with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office of Multnomah County, OR .
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Communications

From: J Ader

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Your FOIA request logs from all of 2018 and 2019 (up to the day of this request, which is December 26th, 2019).

I would request that these responsive documents would please be released in machine readable format as a spreadsheet (.csv or .xls) if they are not already created as such.

I would like to request that any fees involved be waived for this request - the responsive documents to this request will be used to build a greater public understanding of Oregon's decisions, policies, and standards involving the processing and history of public records requests with the corresponding release of documents. Public records themselves are obviously an integral tool for insight into government activity that affect the conduct of government and the lives of any or all of the people. The public release of the history of public records requests and their respective responses is an important factor in this transparency. I believe here the public interest greatly outweighs the burden on the public body.

In the case that fees are required and the waiver is denied, I would like to preemptively ensure that you are aware of the recent ruling of Kessler v. Portland (https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6553942/Kessler-v-Portland.pdf ), which states the following:

""The City's current method for determining fees for routine email and document search, including providing a "worst case estimate" IS NOT reasonably calculated to reimburse it for its actual cost of making the records available and results in overcharging the public records requester without providing a method to refund of any overcharges.

The City is hereby enjoined from charging excessive fees for routine email and document searches.

The City must recalculate the time spent responding to Plaintiff's public records request at the lowest hourly rate charged by any department personnel who could be responsible for responding to public records requests, plus any overhead factor, and refund Plaintiff the difference, if any, over and above the $52.00 already refunded to Plaintiff. ""

I would also be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request, if there are any.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 business days.

Sincerely,

J Ader

From: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Good morning,

Our records folks have been trying to contact you to fill your request without luck.

Is this the best way, this email, to reach you?

Chris Liedle
Communications Director
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Ste. 350
Portland, OR 97214
www.mcso.us<http://www.mcso.us>

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From: J Ader

Hi Mr. Liedle,

Feel free to call me at the following number: (262) 843-5860. If I do not pick up, please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I can.

Regards,
- J. Ader

From: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Hello,

We received a public records request from "J Alder" through "MuckRock" in late December. Both my office, the Communications Unit, and our Records division have tried to reach the requester multiple times without success. Is there a better email or phone number you can provide so we can help you with your request?

This may be the final attempt to contact you by your agency.

Best,

Chris Liedle
Communications Director
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Ste. 350
Portland, OR 97214
www.mcso.us<http://www.mcso.us>

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From: J Ader

Hi Mr. Liedle,

I have received no missed calls or voicemails on the number I've previously provided: (262) 843-5860.

If I do not pick up, please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I can.

Regards,
- J. Ader

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