San Diego, California communications with CCA

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the San Diego City Attorney of San Diego, CA.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

All communications (electronic, written, faxed, text messages, or otherwise) sent to, from, or regarding any and all executives, spokespeople, attorneys or other representatives of:

• Corrections Corporation of America

including but not limited to all communications including/mentioning

• the and domain names
• "CCA"
• "Corrections Corporation of America."

Please include communications sent to, from, or regarding all representatives of the jurisdiction (current and at all relevant periods prior, spanning any period during which the jurisdiction was considering, engaged with, or ending relations with the aforementioned entity), including but not limited to the following officials, as applicable:

• City Administrator
• City Attorney
• City Clerk
• City Councilmembers, individually
• City Manager
• City Treasurer
• Economic Development Director
• Fire Chief
• Finance Director
• Mayor
• Planning/Community Development Director
• Sheriff

Should terminology be unclear or further clarification be necessary, a phone call will happily be arranged.

In regards to all necessary requester status considerations, it should be noted that this request is being made by a member of the news media as part of a nationwide journalistic investigation on the privatization of corrections and institutions (physical, systemic, political, etc.) in the greater correctional and law enforcement system. In addition to being a news media request submitted in the public interest, all communications generated in the processing of this request, in addition to the requested materials, will be made available to the general public as part of a curated news series.

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.


Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Hightower, Marguerite

Beryl C.D. Lipton

Re: All communications sent to or from the referenced corporation, referencing all executives including, but not limited to the referenced officials

Date PRA Received: 03/01/2016

PRA Tracking: CCPRA 2016-0365

Dear: Beryl C.D. Lipton

This e-mail is to inform you that the City Clerk's Office has received your Public Records Act Request of 03/01/2016, reflecting your request for: All communications sent to or from the referenced corporation, referencing all executives including, but not limited to the referenced officials

This office follows City procedures in processing such requests. The initial step in those procedures is to forward a request to City Administration, which then assigns it to the appropriate responsible department for action. Once your request has been assigned, you should hear from the individual who is responding to it.

Please be aware that it may not be staff from the City Clerk's Office who will be responding.

In the meantime, should you have questions about the status of your request, I will be happy to reply with any information I may have about it. Please refer to the following City Clerk's tracking number when you contact me: 2016-0365.

When requesting information pursuant to the Public Records Act, please address email to<> to ensure that it is processed promptly.

Thank You.

Marguerite E. Hightower
Clerical Assistant II
City of San Diego
Office of the City Clerk

(T) (619) 533-4037<>

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From: Fields-Bernard, Lea

Good afternoon,

This will confirm receipt of your Public Records Act request dated February 29, 2016, wherein you seek communications related to Corrections Corporation of American including, but not limited to, all communications including/mentioning the and domain names, CCA or Corrections Corporation of America.

The California Public Records Act only requires production of "identifiable" public records. California courts have held that a request for public records must be "focused and specific." Rogers v. Superior Court, 10 Cal.App. 4th 1177, 1186 (1992). Your request is not sufficiently specific and fails to set forth identifiable categories of records that can be searched by the City in that you have not provided a time frame. Further a search for the acronym "CCA" will likely return an overwhelming amount of records you do not wish.

We would appreciate it if you would work with us to narrow your request to the actual information you are seeking so that we may be as efficient as possible in our response. We will not be able to respond without further clarification.

Kind regards,

Lea Fields-Bernard
Public Records Act Request Coordinator
Human Resources Department
City of San Diego
1200 Third Avenue, Suite 1316
San Diego, CA 92101
T (619) 533-6504
M (619) 846-0681


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From: Flores, Ricardo

Ms. Lipton,

Per your CCPRA 2016-0365 please see attached documents.

Ricardo Flores
Chief of Staff
Councilmember Marti Emerald
Council District 9
202 C Street, M.S. 10A
San Diego, CA 92101

From: Schmidt, Lisa


Re: CCPRA 2016-0365, there are no responsive documents for this request from Councilmember Alvarez's office.

Lisa Maytorena Schmidt|Deputy Chief of Staff

Office of Councilmember David Alvarez|City of San Diego - District 8
202 C Street, MS 10A|San Diego, CA 92101
619-533-6553 Direct<>

Disclosure: Correspondents should assume that all communication to or from this address is recorded and may be reviewed by third parties.

From: Cleary, Donna

Dear Beryl:

Please be advised that Councilmember Lorie Zapf has no responsive documents in relation to Corrections Corporation of America.

Thank you!

Donna Cleary
Council Representative
Councilmember Lorie Zapf | District 2 | City of San Diego
Main 619-236-6622 or Direct 619-236-6992
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