Expenditures relating to visits from federal officials (San Antonio Police Department)

Emma Best filed this request with the San Antonio Police Department of San Antonio, TX.
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W283818-091719

Multi Request Expenditures relating to visits from federal officials
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From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records describing, authorizing or mentioning expenses or personnel assignments in response to or accommodation of visits from officials in the federal government between January 1, 2001 and the present.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: San Antonio Police Department

Dear Emma Best:
Thank you for your interest in public records of the City of San Antonio. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with Chapter 552 of Texas Government Code, the Public Information Act. Your request was received in this office on 9/17/2019 and given the reference number W283818-091719 for tracking purposes.
Your request will be forwarded to the relevant City department(s) to locate the information you seek and to determine the volume and any costs associated with satisfying your request. You will be contacted about the availability and/or provided with copies of the records in question. PLEASE NOTE: The Texas Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions.
You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you'll receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you for using the Open Records Center.
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From: San Antonio Police Department

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Dear Emma Best:
Information Requested: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records describing, authorizing or mentioning expenses or personnel assignments in response to or accommodation of visits from officials in the federal government between January 1, 2001 and the present.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAAasVUtnO192rbgDOo8hFTmdPo%3A1iARP7%3AzDRSAFxgmB9Grd-XQtheh8ocCF8&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fsan-antonio-police-department-657%252Fexpenditures-relating-to-visits-from-federal-officials-san-antonio-police-department-80517%252F%253Femail%253DSAPDPIO%252540sanantonio.gov
The City of San Antonio is seeking to withhold some or all of the information you have requested and has sought a decision from the Texas Attorney General's Office on the applicability of certain exceptions, pursuant to section 552.301 of the Texas Government Code. Please see attached a copy of the City's correspondence with the Attorney General's Office.
Sincerely,
Open Records
San Antonio Police Department

From: San Antonio Police Department

The request has been forwarded from one agency to another agency or department for further review or follow up.

From: San Antonio Police Department

Attachments:
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City of San Antonio 12/23/2019
VIA Email
Emma Best
MuckRock News, DEPT MR 80517
Somerville, MA 02144

RE: Response to Public Information Request COSA ORR No: W283818-091719
Dear Emma Best: This letter responds to your request for information to the City of San Antonio, dated and received in our office on 9/17/2019 11:20:44 PM.  Information Requested: - To Whom It May Concern: Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records: Records describing, authorizing or mentioning expenses or personnel assignments in response to or accommodation of visits from officials in the federal government between January 1, 2001 and the present. I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance. As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived. 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 business days, as the statute requires. Sincerely, Emma Best Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAAasVUtnO192rbgDOo8hFTmdPo%3A1iARP7%3AzDRSAFxgmB9Grd-XQtheh8ocCF8&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fsan-antonio-police-department-657%252Fexpenditures-relating-to-visits-from-federal-officials-san-antonio-police-department-80517%252F%253Femail%253DSAPDPIO%252540sanantonio.gov”
The City of San Antonio Police Department has reviewed its files and has located the below listed information that is responsive to your request:

Visits
Date
Overtime Total

George W. Bush
11/8/2007
6,150.17

George W. Bush
10/6/2008
9,093.91

Barack Obama
7/17/2012
39,559.12

Donald Trump
6/17/2016
39,446.96

Donald Trump
10/11/2016
16,914.00

Mike Pence
2/16/2018
11,731.16

Donald Trump
4/10/2019
9,150.06 I hope you will find this information to successfully complete this request.
Sincerely,
Linda S. Flores Sr. Management Analyst Open Records Office San Antonio Police Department 315 S. Santa Rosa Ave San Antonio, Texas  78207 210-207-7320 ext.  77551 linda.flores@sanantonio.gov

From: San Antonio Police Department

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To Emma Best, Please be advised that the City of San Antonio does not monitor requests that have been closed.  If a requestor desires to seek additional information, we recommend the creation of a new request (please visit the Open Records Center).  If you have further questions, please contact open records staff for City requests and SAPD Open Records for Police requests. (http://www.sanantonio.gov/opengovernment/) City of San Antonio

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