The Satanic Temple [Oklahoma State Capitol Preservation Commission]

Rich Jones filed this request with the State Capitol Preservation Commission of Oklahoma City, OK.
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From: Rich Jones

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all documents related to The Satanic Temple, their “Request for Approval of Architectural Modifications,” all documents referring to the historical and/or literary Satan and any other documents mentioning The Satanic Temple, including internal and external communications (including but not limited to all emails to and from the email address "thesatanictemple@gmail.com"), dating back to November 1, 2013.

Please include and all relevant letters, application forms, external emails, internal emails, meeting notes, PowerPoint Presentations, policy statements, processing notes, memoranda, SB 115 deliberation records and notes, press statements, and any other documents.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Rich Jones

From: Beverly Hicks

Mr. Jones:

We have received your request and have begun processing it. We will let you know what charges, if any, are incurred prior to delivery of the materials.

Thank you,

Capitol Preservation Commission
Division of Capital Assets Management
Office of Management and Enterprise Services
P.O. Box 53218, OKC, OK. 73152-3218 (Mailing)
Fax 405-521-6403

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 30, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Beverly Hicks

Mr. Jones:

This is in regard to your 8-18-14 communication regarding your 7-30-14 Open Records request. We are working diligently to fulfill your request. The goal is to respond to your open record request in as timely a manner as possible. No additional clarification is needed. We thank you for your continued patience.

Capitol Preservation Commission
Division of Capital Assets Management
Office of Management and Enterprise Services P.O. Box 53218, OKC, OK. 73152-3218 (Mailing) Fax 405-521-6403

From: Beverly Hicks

Mr. Jones:

This correspondence is in regard to your 7-30-14 Open Record request. I am pleased to inform you that your request has been completed by this office and has been sent by mail this date to the address you provided us. You will receive a cover letter regarding the request, a copy of your initial e-mail, and a CD containing the information requested.

Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Capitol Preservation Commission
Division of Capital Assets Management
Office of Management and Enterprise Services P.O. Box 53218, OKC, OK. 73152-3218 (Mailing) Fax 405-521-6403

From: State Capitol Preservation Commission

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: State Capitol Preservation Commission

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Rich Jones

Dear Mrs. Hicks,

This is an appeal under the Oklahoma Open Records Act.

On July 30, 2014, I requested documents under the Freedom of Information Act. On August 29, I received a response to my request in a letter signed by yourself. I appeal the result of my request. A copy of my FOIA request and the agency determination which is the subject of this appeal is attached for your convenience.

While I thank you for your timely response of many of the requested records, we have found a discrepancy between our own records and your response, which seems to show that your search was not complete.

Specifically, we delivered a letter on June 2, 2014 via Certified Mail. A copy of this letter is available here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/axud9zdz83z2udv/TST%20letter%20to%20OK%20City%206-2-14.pdf and proof of this letter's delivery, signed by Becki Flood on 6-6-14, is available here: http://i.imgur.com/TziRA0s.png

Why was this letter, and any letters related to its processing, not included in the supplied documents?

Furthermore, it strikes us as extremely implausible that the Commission has absolutely no meeting notes or minutes related to our monument request, even as we see — from the documents we did receive — that the issue of our monument has been a primary issue for the agency for some time. Of course, we are more than willing to give you the benefit of the doubt in this situation, we simply would like the documents we have requested, as is our legal right under the Oklahoma Open Records Act.

Please supply all of the originally requested documents at your earliest possible convenience.

Thank you for your consideration of this appeal.

Sincerely,
Rich Jones

From: Beverly Hicks

Mr. Jones,

I am in receipt of your letter dated September 11, 2014. Attached to this email is a copy of the letter from you to the Capitol Preservation Commission that you referenced in the letter of September 11. Also attached to this email is a copy of the Agenda and Minutes of the December 19, 2013, meeting of the Capitol Preservation Commission during which the moratorium on consideration of monuments was approved by the Commission.

In case you are not aware, agenda and minutes of Board meetings can be accessed by the public at any time on the Capitol Preservation Commission web page. See the web link set out below:

Capitol Preservation Commission - Open Meeting Act<https://www.ok.gov/dcs/searchdocs/app/index.php?CATEGORY_ID=3&UNIT_ID=6&DATE_TYPE=0&KEYWORD=&LISTINGS_PER_PAGE=2&button=Search>.

Sincerely,

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Beverly Hicks
Executive Assistant
Division of Capital Assets Management
Office of Management and Enterprise Services
2401 N. Lincoln Blvd., Ste. 206, OKC, OK. 73105
P.O. Box 53218, OKC, OK. 73152-3218 (Mailing)
Office Phone 405-522-0440 Fax 405-521-6403

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