Philadelphia Parking Authority ALPR Data

Dustin Slaughter filed this request with the Philadelphia Parking Authority of Philadelphia, PA.
Tracking # 15-0059
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From: Dustin Slaughter

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A log/database of all Philadelphia Parking Authority automated license plate reader (ALPR) reads from 1 January to 14 January 2015.

Please include whether the read resulted in a hit/alarm, whether the hit/alarm was accepted, which hotlist(s) the hit/alarm corresponded to, and whether the hit/alarm resulted in a citation or other action.

Please note that as Askew, 65 A.3d 992 found, and which the Office of Open Records has concurred on numerous occasions with prior requests, the aforementioned items and phrasing thereof must be construed in a request's entire context, and your office should find it sufficiently specific.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Dustin Slaughter
Co-Editor, The Declaration

From: Carrie Harris

Mr. Slaughter,

Your request must be done on our form which is attached. You can put "see attached" in the records request area since we have your fax and the request is too lengthy to go on the form itself. There are usually no fee waivers. If this is a lengthy response you will be billed for copies.

Thanks you,
Carrie Harris

Carrie Harris
Executive Assistant
Richard Dickson, Deputy Exe.Director
Philadelphia Parking Authority
215-683-9677
215-683-9531 (fax)

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A log/database of all Philadelphia Parking Authority automated license plate reader (ALPR) reads from 1 January to 14 January 2015.

Please include whether the read resulted in a hit/alarm, whether the hit/alarm was accepted, which hotlist(s) the hit/alarm corresponded to, and whether the hit/alarm resulted in a citation or other action.

Please note that as Askew, 65 A.3d 992 found, and which the Office of Open Records has concurred on numerous occasions with prior requests, the aforementioned items and phrasing thereof must be construed in a request's entire context, and your office should find it sufficiently specific.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Dustin Slaughter
Co-Editor, The Declaration

From: Philadelphia Parking Authority

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Harris,

A letter related to the request copied below was received today from Richard D. Dickson. It states, "We only received the cover page of your request and nothing else, also you did not put a contact phone number to reach you. Consequently, we can't respond to your request." It includes a copy of the Philadelphia Parking Authority Right-To-Know Request Form, on which "See Attached" was written under the section indicating "Records Requested," as directed by your previous email. The "attached" portion was included in the body of the message. The form is being reattached and the request for records is recopied below. Please advise if further clarification is necessary.

Thank you very much for your help.

________________________________

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A log/database of all Philadelphia Parking Authority automated license plate reader (ALPR) reads from 1 January to 14 January 2015.

Please include whether the read resulted in a hit/alarm, whether the hit/alarm was accepted, which hotlist(s) the hit/alarm corresponded to, and whether the hit/alarm resulted in a citation or other action.

Please note that as Askew, 65 A.3d 992 found, and which the Office of Open Records has concurred on numerous occasions with prior requests, the aforementioned items and phrasing thereof must be construed in a request's entire context, and your office should find it sufficiently specific.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Dustin Slaughter
Co-Editor, The Declaration

From: Philadelphia Parking Authority

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Dustin Slaughter

Dear Miss Harris,

Please confirm receipt of my Right-to-Know request resent on 24 February. I would also appreciate if you need further clarification in this matter.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,
Dustin Slaughter

From: Carrie Harris

Yes, it was received and the proper department is working on it.

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 3/4/2015 11:06 AM >>>

March 4, 2015
Philadelphia Parking Authority
Richard D. Dickson, Jr.
701 Market Street
Suite 5400
Philadelphia, PA 19106
This is a follow up to request number 15-0059:
Dear Miss Harris,
Please confirm receipt of my Right-to-Know request resent on 24 February. I would also appreciate if you need further clarification in this matter.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
Sincerely,
Dustin Slaughter
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On Feb. 24, 2015:
Hello Ms. Harris,
A letter related to the request copied below was received today from Richard D. Dickson. It states, "We only received the cover page of your request and nothing else, also you did not put a contact phone number to reach you. Consequently, we can't respond to your request." It includes a copy of the Philadelphia Parking Authority Right-To-Know Request Form, on which "See Attached" was written under the section indicating "Records Requested," as directed by your previous email. The "attached" portion was included in the body of the message. The form is being reattached and the request for records is recopied below. Please advise if further clarification is necessary.
Thank you very much for your help.
________________________________
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:
A log/database of all Philadelphia Parking Authority automated license plate reader (ALPR) reads from 1 January to 14 January 2015.
Please include whether the read resulted in a hit/alarm, whether the hit/alarm was accepted, which hotlist(s) the hit/alarm corresponded to, and whether the hit/alarm resulted in a citation or other action.
Please note that as Askew, 65 A.3d 992 found, and which the Office of Open Records has concurred on numerous occasions with prior requests, the aforementioned items and phrasing thereof must be construed in a request's entire context, and your office should find it sufficiently specific.
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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Dustin Slaughter
Co-Editor, The Declaration
---
On Feb. 19, 2015:
An interim response, stating the request is being processed.
---
On Feb. 17, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:
A log/database of all Philadelphia Parking Authority automated license plate reader (ALPR) reads from 1 January to 14 January 2015.
Please include whether the read resulted in a hit/alarm, whether the hit/alarm was accepted, which hotlist(s) the hit/alarm corresponded to, and whether the hit/alarm resulted in a citation or other action.
Please note that as Askew, 65 A.3d 992 found, and which the Office of Open Records has concurred on numerous occasions with prior requests, the aforementioned items and phrasing thereof must be construed in a request's entire context, and your office should find it sufficiently specific.
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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Dustin Slaughter
Co-Editor, The Declaration
---
On Feb. 10, 2015:
Mr. Slaughter,

Your request must be done on our form which is attached. You can put "see attached" in the records request area since we have your fax and the request is too lengthy to go on the form itself. There are usually no fee waivers. If this is a lengthy response you will be billed for copies.

Thanks you,
Carrie Harris
Carrie Harris
Executive Assistant
Richard Dickson, Deputy Exe.Director
Philadelphia Parking Authority
215-683-9677
215-683-9531 (fax)
---
On Feb. 10, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:
A log/database of all Philadelphia Parking Authority automated license plate reader (ALPR) reads from 1 January to 14 January 2015.
Please include whether the read resulted in a hit/alarm, whether the hit/alarm was accepted, which hotlist(s) the hit/alarm corresponded to, and whether the hit/alarm resulted in a citation or other action.
Please note that as Askew, 65 A.3d 992 found, and which the Office of Open Records has concurred on numerous occasions with prior requests, the aforementioned items and phrasing thereof must be construed in a request's entire context, and your office should find it sufficiently specific.
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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Dustin Slaughter
Co-Editor, The Declaration
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 16084
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

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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 Feb. 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-0059.

Thank you for your help.

From: Dustin Slaughter

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a final follow-up regarding CP-15-0059. Please let me know by end-of-day today whether your agency intends to fulfill this request; otherwise I will construe your office's lack of a timely response as a constructive denial, and will begin the appeals process.

Thank you.

From: Carrie Harris

I am trying to find out about your response. The person I need to speak to has been out of the office for the past two days. I will get back to you as soon as I possibly can.

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 4/7/2015 11:19 AM >>>

April 7, 2015
Philadelphia Parking Authority
Richard D. Dickson, Jr.
701 Market Street
Suite 5400
Philadelphia, PA 19106
This is a follow up to request number 15-0059:
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a final follow-up regarding CP-15-0059. Please let me know by end-of-day today whether your agency intends to fulfill this request; otherwise I will construe your office's lack of a timely response as a constructive denial, and will begin the appeals process.
Thank you.
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On April 3, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-0059.
Thank you for your help.
---
On March 4, 2015:
Yes, it was received and the proper department is working on it.
>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 3/4/2015 11:06 AM >>>
March 4, 2015
Philadelphia Parking Authority
Richard D. Dickson, Jr.
701 Market Street
Suite 5400
Philadelphia, PA 19106
This is a follow up to request number 15-0059:
Dear Miss Harris,
Please confirm receipt of my Right-to-Know request resent on 24 February. I would also appreciate if you need further clarification in this matter.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
Sincerely,
Dustin Slaughter
---
On Feb. 24, 2015:
Hello Ms. Harris,
A letter related to the request copied below was received today from Richard D. Dickson. It states, "We only received the cover page of your request and nothing else, also you did not put a contact phone number to reach you. Consequently, we can't respond to your request." It includes a copy of the Philadelphia Parking Authority Right-To-Know Request Form, on which "See Attached" was written under the section indicating "Records Requested," as directed by your previous email. The "attached" portion was included in the body of the message. The form is being reattached and the request for records is recopied below. Please advise if further clarification is necessary.
Thank you very much for your help.
________________________________
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:
A log/database of all Philadelphia Parking Authority automated license plate reader (ALPR) reads from 1 January to 14 January 2015.
Please include whether the read resulted in a hit/alarm, whether the hit/alarm was accepted, which hotlist(s) the hit/alarm corresponded to, and whether the hit/alarm resulted in a citation or other action.
Please note that as Askew, 65 A.3d 992 found, and which the Office of Open Records has concurred on numerous occasions with prior requests, the aforementioned items and phrasing thereof must be construed in a request's entire context, and your office should find it sufficiently specific.
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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Dustin Slaughter
Co-Editor, The Declaration
---
On Feb. 19, 2015:
An interim response, stating the request is being processed.
---
On Feb. 17, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:
A log/database of all Philadelphia Parking Authority automated license plate reader (ALPR) reads from 1 January to 14 January 2015.
Please include whether the read resulted in a hit/alarm, whether the hit/alarm was accepted, which hotlist(s) the hit/alarm corresponded to, and whether the hit/alarm resulted in a citation or other action.
Please note that as Askew, 65 A.3d 992 found, and which the Office of Open Records has concurred on numerous occasions with prior requests, the aforementioned items and phrasing thereof must be construed in a request's entire context, and your office should find it sufficiently specific.
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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Dustin Slaughter
Co-Editor, The Declaration
---
On Feb. 10, 2015:
Mr. Slaughter,
Your request must be done on our form which is attached. You can put "see attached" in the records request area since we have your fax and the request is too lengthy to go on the form itself. There are usually no fee waivers. If this is a lengthy response you will be billed for copies.
Thanks you,
Carrie Harris
Carrie Harris
Executive Assistant
Richard Dickson, Deputy Exe.Director
Philadelphia Parking Authority
215-683-9677
215-683-9531 (fax)
---
On Feb. 10, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:
A log/database of all Philadelphia Parking Authority automated license plate reader (ALPR) reads from 1 January to 14 January 2015.
Please include whether the read resulted in a hit/alarm, whether the hit/alarm was accepted, which hotlist(s) the hit/alarm corresponded to, and whether the hit/alarm resulted in a citation or other action.
Please note that as Askew, 65 A.3d 992 found, and which the Office of Open Records has concurred on numerous occasions with prior requests, the aforementioned items and phrasing thereof must be construed in a request's entire context, and your office should find it sufficiently specific.
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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Dustin Slaughter
Co-Editor, The Declaration
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 16084
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

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On March 4, 2015:
Dear Miss Harris,
Please confirm receipt of my Right-to-Know request resent on 24 February. I would also appreciate if you need further clarification in this matter.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
Sincerely,
Dustin Slaughter
---
On March 4, 2015:
An interim response, stating the request is being processed.
---
On Feb. 24, 2015:
Hello Ms. Harris,
A letter related to the request copied below was received today from Richard D. Dickson. It states, "We only received the cover page of your request and nothing else, also you did not put a contact phone number to reach you. Consequently, we can't respond to your request." It includes a copy of the Philadelphia Parking Authority Right-To-Know Request Form, on which "See Attached" was written under the section indicating "Records Requested," as directed by your previous email. The "attached" portion was included in the body of the message. The form is being reattached and the request for records is recopied below. Please advise if further clarification is necessary.
Thank you very much for your help.
________________________________
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:
A log/database of all Philadelphia Parking Authority automated license plate reader (ALPR) reads from 1 January to 14 January 2015.
Please include whether the read resulted in a hit/alarm, whether the hit/alarm was accepted, which hotlist(s) the hit/alarm corresponded to, and whether the hit/alarm resulted in a citation or other action.
Please note that as Askew, 65 A.3d 992 found, and which the Office of Open Records has concurred on numerous occasions with prior requests, the aforementioned items and phrasing thereof must be construed in a request's entire context, and your office should find it sufficiently specific.
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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Dustin Slaughter
Co-Editor, The Declaration
---
On Feb. 19, 2015:
An interim response, stating the request is being processed.
---
On Feb. 17, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:
A log/database of all Philadelphia Parking Authority automated license plate reader (ALPR) reads from 1 January to 14 January 2015.
Please include whether the read resulted in a hit/alarm, whether the hit/alarm was accepted, which hotlist(s) the hit/alarm corresponded to, and whether the hit/alarm resulted in a citation or other action.
Please note that as Askew, 65 A.3d 992 found, and which the Office of Open Records has concurred on numerous occasions with prior requests, the aforementioned items and phrasing thereof must be construed in a request's entire context, and your office should find it sufficiently specific.
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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Dustin Slaughter
Co-Editor, The Declaration
---
On Feb. 10, 2015:
Mr. Slaughter,

Your request must be done on our form which is attached. You can put "see attached" in the records request area since we have your fax and the request is too lengthy to go on the form itself. There are usually no fee waivers. If this is a lengthy response you will be billed for copies.

Thanks you,
Carrie Harris
Carrie Harris
Executive Assistant
Richard Dickson, Deputy Exe.Director
Philadelphia Parking Authority
215-683-9677
215-683-9531 (fax)
---
On Feb. 10, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:
A log/database of all Philadelphia Parking Authority automated license plate reader (ALPR) reads from 1 January to 14 January 2015.
Please include whether the read resulted in a hit/alarm, whether the hit/alarm was accepted, which hotlist(s) the hit/alarm corresponded to, and whether the hit/alarm resulted in a citation or other action.
Please note that as Askew, 65 A.3d 992 found, and which the Office of Open Records has concurred on numerous occasions with prior requests, the aforementioned items and phrasing thereof must be construed in a request's entire context, and your office should find it sufficiently specific.
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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Dustin Slaughter
Co-Editor, The Declaration
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 16084
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

From: Dustin Slaughter

Thanks Carrie.

From: Philadelphia Parking Authority

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Carrie Harris

Mr. Slaughter,

Attached is the response to your request, it is also being mailed to you.

Carrie Harris

Carrie Harris
Executive Assistant
Richard Dickson, Deputy Exe.Director
Philadelphia Parking Authority
215-683-9677
215-683-9531 (fax)

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