Agency Settlements (San Francisco City Attorney)

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

Absolutely any and all logs, reports, spreadsheets, databases, or other materials detailing all settlements or similar dispute resolutions to which this agency, or any division thereof, was a party, including, but not limited to, all conciliatory agreements related to complaints or court or legal proceedings against any representative of or office of this agency. Please include all available segregable data, including the entities involved, the date on which the initial complaint or court action was brought, the nature of the charge or complaint, the nature of the dispute resolution (i.e. in-court, out-of-court, in-agency mediation, third-party, etc.), any financial agreements associated with the settlement, and the date on which the case was closed.

Please provide all available materials from January 1, 2010 through October 31, 2017.

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From:

Hello, Mr. Lipton.

I am writing to you this afternoon, in response to your California
Public Records Act request. In your request you are seeking:

"Absolutely any and all logs, reports, spreadsheets, databases, or other
materials detailing all settlements or similar dispute resolutions to
which this agency, or any division thereof, was a party, including, but
not limited to, all conciliatory agreements related to complaints or court
or legal proceedings against any representative of or office of this
agency. Please include all available segregable data, including the
entities involved, the date on which the initial complaint or court action
was brought, the nature of the charge or complaint, the nature of the
dispute resolution (i.e. in-court, out-of-court, in-agency mediation,
third-party, etc.), any financial agreements associated with the
settlement, and the date on which the case was closed. Please provide all
available materials from January 1, 2010 through October 31,2017."

Please be advised that our office is seeking a 14-Day Extension,
allowed under Government Code section 6253(c) due to the need to (1)
search for and collect the requested records located in a off-site storage
facility or consultation (; (2) The need to search for, collect , and
appropriately examine a voluminous amount of separate and distinct
records; and (3) The need for consultation with another agency having
substantial interest in the determination of the request, which shall be
conducted with all practicable speed. Our office will provide you with
our response no later than the day of November 30, 2017

Best regards,

Shayne Gilbertson
Responding for cityattorney@sfgov.org
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OFFICE OF CITY ATTORNEY DENNIS HERRERA
San Francisco City Hall, Room 234
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, California 94102-4682

From:

Dear Mr. Lipton,
I am responding to your public records request to the City Attorney's Office. Your request was dated 11/6/2017. Please be advised that I am responding solely on behalf of the City Attorney's Office. We have completed our review of your Public Records Act request. We have enclosed all of the responsive public documents.

The City Attorney's office respectfully declines to produce documents that are exempt from disclosure under the attorney-client privilege (Cal. Gov't Code §§ 6254(k), 6276.04; Cal.Evidence Code§ 950 et seq.); the attorney work-product privilege (id.; see also Cal. Code Civ.Proc. § 2018.030).

Very truly yours,

Shayne M. Gilbertson
Paralegal
San Francisco City Attorney's Office
Room 325
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl,
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: 415-554-4685
Fax: 415-437-4644
Email: shayne.gilbertson@sfgov.org

From:

Office of the City Attorney
Attention: Supervisor of Records
City Hall, Room 234
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102

December 1, 2017

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I'm following up on the following California Public Records Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 6, 2017. You had previously indicated that it would be completed on Nov. 30, 2017. I wanted to check on the status of my request, and to see if there was a new estimated completion date.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Nov. 16, 2017:
Hello, Mr. Lipton.

I am writing to you this afternoon, in response to your California
Public Records Act request. In your request you are seeking:

"Absolutely any and all logs, reports, spreadsheets, databases, or other
materials detailing all settlements or similar dispute resolutions to
which this agency, or any division thereof, was a party, including, but
not limited to, all conciliatory agreements related to complaints or court
or legal proceedings against any representative of or office of this
agency. Please include all available segregable data, including the
entities involved, the date on which the initial complaint or court action
was brought, the nature of the charge or complaint, the nature of the
dispute resolution (i.e. in-court, out-of-court, in-agency mediation,
third-party, etc.), any financial agreements associated with the
settlement, and the date on which the case was closed. Please provide all
available materials from January 1, 2010 through October 31,2017."

Please be advised that our office is seeking a 14-Day Extension,
allowed under Government Code section 6253(c) due to the need to (1)
search for and collect the requested records located in a off-site storage
facility or consultation (; (2) The need to search for, collect , and
appropriately examine a voluminous amount of separate and distinct
records; and (3) The need for consultation with another agency having
substantial interest in the determination of the request, which shall be
conducted with all practicable speed. Our office will provide you with
our response no later than the day of November 30, 2017

Best regards,

Shayne Gilbertson
Responding for cityattorney@sfgov.org
-------------------------------------------------------------
OFFICE OF CITY ATTORNEY DENNIS HERRERA
San Francisco City Hall, Room 234
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, California 94102-4682

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On Nov. 6, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

Absolutely any and all logs, reports, spreadsheets, databases, or other materials detailing all settlements or similar dispute resolutions to which this agency, or any division thereof, was a party, including, but not limited to, all conciliatory agreements related to complaints or court or legal proceedings against any representative of or office of this agency. Please include all available segregable data, including the entities involved, the date on which the initial complaint or court action was brought, the nature of the charge or complaint, the nature of the dispute resolution (i.e. in-court, out-of-court, in-agency mediation, third-party, etc.), any financial agreements associated with the settlement, and the date on which the case was closed.

Please provide all available materials from January 1, 2010 through October 31, 2017.

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

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For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 45571
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

From: San Francisco City Attorney

Mr. Lipton,
I do apologize for your not receiving my response to your PRA request. I did send our office's response out on November 30, 2017. I did not receive a bounce back, or any other indication that my original response did not go through last Thursday. Please see below and the attached documents.

Sincerely,

Shayne M. Gilbertson
Paralegal
San Francisco City Attorney's Office
Room 325
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl,
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: 415-554-4685
Fax: 415-437-4644
Email: shayne.gilbertson@sfgov.org

From: San Francisco City Attorney

Dear Mr. Lipton.

I truly apologize to you if you did not receive the response and documents that I sent out on November 30, 2017. I did not get any notification on my end that the email did not go through. I just tried resending our office’s response and documents again.

Please advise if you do not receive today’s email from our office. My phone number is (415) 554-4685.

Again, my sincerest apologizes.

Shayne M. Gilbertson
Paralegal
San Francisco City Attorney's Office
Room 325
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl,
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: 415-554-4685
Fax: 415-437-4644
Email: shayne.gilbertson@sfgov.org

From: San Francisco City Attorney

Dear Mr. Lipton,
I am responding to your public records request to the City Attorney's Office. Your request was dated 11/6/2017. Please be advised that I am responding solely on behalf of the City Attorney's Office. We have completed our review of your Public Records Act request. We have enclosed all of the responsive public documents.

The City Attorney's office respectfully declines to produce documents that are exempt from disclosure under the attorney-client privilege (Cal. Gov't Code §§ 6254(k), 6276.04; Cal.Evidence Code§ 950 et seq.); the attorney work-product privilege (id.; see also Cal. Code Civ.Proc. § 2018.030); and the official information privilege (Cal. Evidence Code § 1040).

Very truly yours,

Shayne M. Gilbertson
Paralegal
San Francisco City Attorney's Office
Room 325
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl,
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: 415-554-4685
Fax: 415-437-4644
Email: shayne.gilbertson@sfgov.org

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