Mosquito noisemaker documents (Philadelphia Office Of Parks And Recreation)

Derek Mead filed this request with the Philadelphia Office Of Parks And Recreation of Philadelphia, PA .
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From: Derek Mead


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:

Media reports state that Philadelphia has begun using "Mosquito" noisemakers in city parks: (https://billypenn.com/2019/06/18/30-philly-parks-contain-sonic-devices-that-target-teenagers-with-terrible-sounds/ , https://billypenn.com/2019/07/01/they-must-really-hate-teens-backlash-grows-against-mosquito-devices-in-philly-parks/)

Therefore, I am requesting the following records related to Mosquito and "Moving Sound Technologies":

* All instructional materials, presentations and presentation materials (including recorded video and audio, PowerPoint files, prepared remarks, and slides formats), and other guidance on the use of Mosquito devices. This includes any notes taken during meetings that discussed the use of Mosquito (or from "Moving Sound Technologies"), any explanations (whether internally or externally generated) of how the software works, and any other document that has been used to help explain the use of the devices to any party, including internal documentation, public relations materials, and executive summaries. This also includes any description of input and output data fields that will aid in understanding the type of information that is submitted to the software, and that is produced by the software.
* A copy of any privacy impact assessments, use policies, standard operating procedures, data retention policies, legal opinions, warranties, non-disclosure agreements, contracts, liability waivers, insurance agreements, Requests for Proposals, Responses to Requests for Proposal, Memorandums of Understanding, Letters of Interest, usage policies, or informal agreements that reference "mosquito" or "Moving Sound Technologies"otherwise guide it use or the relationship between this agency and the provider or developer of the software.
* A copy of any funding opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports that mention the use of these devices, as well as audit records, including but not limited to security audits of the software, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies.
* Any electronic mail communications and electronic mail attachments that mentions "mosquito" or "Moving Sound Technologies." Please limit the search results from January 1, 2015 to present.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Derek Mead

From: Philadelphia Office Of Parks And Recreation

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA LAW DEPARTMENT One Parkway Building 1515 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 Marcel S. Pratt City Solicitor  BY EMAIL: requests@muckrock.com Re: Fw: Pennsylvania Right to Know Act Request: Mosquito noisemaker documents (Philadelphia Office Of Parks And Recreation) Request #: 5198 Dear Derek Mead: Thank you for writing to the City of Philadelphia (“City”) with your request for information. A brief description of your request(s) as well as the City’s internal tracking number can be found below. This letter serves as an acknowledgement of receipt of your request and notice of the City’s Open Records Policy pursuant to the Right to Know Law. Please note at the outset that written requests for records to state and local agencies in Pennsylvania are generally governed by the Commonwealth’s Right to Know Law (the “Act” or “RTK Law”), 65 P.S. §§ 67.101-67.3104. In accordance with the Act, the City has promulgated an Open Records Policy, which requires the standard statewide Right to Know Form be used for the submission of written requests pursuant to the Act (“RTK Requests”). See 65 P.S. § 67.504(a); Dekok v. Lancaster County, AP 2010-1197, 2011 PA O.O.R.D. LEXIS 25 at *5 and n.1 (Pa. O.O.R. Jan. 17, 2011) (holding that in accordance with the Right to Know Law, an agency may adopt a policy requiring the use of the standard statewide form established by the Office of Open Records in order to file a Right to Know Request); accord Pa. Gaming Control Bd. v. Office of Open Records, 48 A.3d 503 (Pa. Cmmw. 2012). As your request was not submitted on or with the standard statewide form, the City does not consider your request to be a RTK Request pursuant to the Act and will process it as an informal request. You do not have to resubmit your request for the City to respond unless you are specifically informed otherwise. The City reserves the right to require a formal RTK Request be submitted pursuant to the Act before releasing records. The City is continuing to process the request you have submitted as an informal request outside the Act and will be in touch with you further to respond to your request. However, if you would like to file a RTK Request, please submit your request on or with the standard statewide Right to Know Form and address your request to the appropriate open records officer in accordance with the City’s Right to Know Policy.  Please include this notice with your RTK Request. Please note that if you resubmit your request as a written request pursuant to the Act the City will deem your informal request to have been withdrawn.  The City’s Open Records Policy can be found here:  http://www.phila.gov/privacy/pdfs/FinalCityOpenRecords.pdf The statewide form appears at the end of the City’s Right to Know Policy. If you require a hard copy of the form and/or policy, please let me know and one will be provided. The City reserves the right to assert any and all grounds of denial in its final response to your request. Respectfully, Jill I. Freeman Deputy City Solicitor (215) 683-5069 (fax) Tracking #: Mead 5198 Request Summary: Various records related to "Mosquito" noisemakers and "Moving Sound Technologies." Original Request: Rec'd 7/22/19 From: requests@muckrock.com <requests@muckrock.com> Sent: Monday, July 22, 2019 11:51 AM To: ParksandRecreation <parksandrecreation@phila.gov> Subject: Pennsylvania Right to Know Act Request: Mosquito noisemaker documents (Philadelphia Office Of Parks And Recreation)   External Email Notice. This email comes from outside of City government. Do not click on links or open attachments unless you recognize the sender. Philadelphia Office Of Parks And Recreation RTK Office 1515 Arch Street 10th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107 July 22, 2019 To Whom It May Concern: Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records: Media reports state that Philadelphia has begun using "Mosquito" noisemakers in city parks: (https://billypenn.com/2019/06/18/30-philly-parks-contain-sonic-devices-that-target-teenagers-with-terrible-sounds/ , https://billypenn.com/2019/07/01/they-must-really-hate-teens-backlash-grows-against-mosquito-devices-in-philly-parks/) Therefore, I am requesting the following records related to Mosquito and "Moving Sound Technologies": * All instructional materials, presentations and presentation materials (including recorded video and audio, PowerPoint files, prepared remarks, and slides formats), and other guidance on the use of Mosquito devices. This includes any notes taken during meetings that discussed the use of Mosquito (or from "Moving Sound Technologies"), any explanations (whether internally or externally generated) of how the software works, and any other document that has been used to help explain the use of the devices to any party, including internal documentation, public relations materials, and executive summaries. This also includes any description of input and output data fields that will aid in understanding the type of information that is submitted to the software, and that is produced by the software. * A copy of any privacy impact assessments, use policies, standard operating procedures, data retention policies, legal opinions, warranties, non-disclosure agreements, contracts, liability waivers, insurance agreements, Requests for Proposals, Responses to Requests for Proposal, Memorandums of Understanding, Letters of Interest, usage policies, or informal agreements that reference "mosquito" or "Moving Sound Technologies"otherwise guide it use or the relationship between this agency and the provider or developer of the software. * A copy of any funding opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports that mention the use of these devices, as well as audit records, including but not limited to security audits of the software, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies. * Any electronic mail communications and electronic mail attachments that mentions "mosquito" or "Moving Sound Technologies." Please limit the search results from January 1, 2015 to present. 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 5 business days, as the statute requires. Sincerely, Derek Mead Filed via MuckRock.com E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com Upload documents directly: https://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AABgZM_Px18EmRWylu4k96Hl2JA%3A1hpabB%3AD83hh8Ox_YhyTaOlbD8N-RbNV8c&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fphiladelphia-office-of-parks-and-recreation-18235%252Fmosquito-noisemaker-documents-philadelphia-office-of-parks-and-recreation-77731%252F%253Femail%253Dparksandrecreation%252540phila.gov Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know. For mailed responses, please address (see note): MuckRock News DEPT MR 77731 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144-2516 PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. 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From: Philadelphia Office Of Parks And Recreation

THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA Dear Derek Mead,

Thank you for your correspondence. This is an automatic response to let you know that the City will process your request and respond further within 5 business days of its receipt by an Open Records Officer. Please note that requests received after 5PM are deemed received the next business day. If you do not receive an email within 5 business days, please contact the City immediately as occasionally a requester's spam blocking service interferes with the delivery of our emails and we are not aware of the issue.  Did you know that the City already releases a lot of information and open data online? You might be able to find the answer to your inquiry right now!


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From: Philadelphia Office Of Parks And Recreation

Dear Mr. Mead, Attached please find the final response to your Right to Know Law requests, along with responsive records. Thank you, Robert L. Kieffer Assistant City Solicitor (215) 683-5032 (Tel.) (215) 683-5069 (fax)

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