California Public Records Act Request: Novato City Council and School Resource Officers

Rev. Marie B. Tracy, M.Div. filed this request with the Novato City Clerk of Novato, CA.
Due Aug. 17, 2020
Est. Completion Oct. 15, 2020
Awaiting Response


From: Rev. Marie B. Tracy, M.Div.

To Whom It May Concern:

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

As used herein, “Record” includes “Public Records” and “Writings” as those terms are defined at Government Code § 6252(e) & (g).
The specific records requested from the Novato City Council are:

1) Record of any memorandum of understanding between City and school police;
2) Record of any supervisory and/or oversight responsibilities for the City related to school police;
3) Any records documenting relationship between City and of school police and/or SROs;
4) Records on the public process for filing complaints on school police;
5) Records on any public complaints filed in the past 5 years (2015-2020);
6) Records on any investigations of school police or school resource officers; and
7) Total $ of expenditures on police and SROs in the school district(s) in your jurisdiction (Please provide the source of the funding for these efforts and the funding timelines).

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.


Rev. Marie B. Tracy, M.Div.

From: Novato City Clerk


We received the attached fax today regarding a Public Records Act Request titled Novato City Council and School Resource Officer which was originally sent to Terrie Gillen at<> on August 7, 2020. As indicated in the attached fax, there was an error in the email as Terrie Gillen has not been employed at the City of Novato since July of 2020.

The original requestor, Reverend Marie Tracy, reached out to the City Clerk's office and submitted her request directly on August 24, 2020. City has been working with her directly on her request, and anticipates releasing records to her on or before October 15, 2020.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

Kindest regards,
Laura McDowall
City Clerk
City of Novato
922 Machin Ave
Novato, CA 94945
(415) 899-8986