Calendars and Emails - Immediate Disclosure Request (SF Assessor)

Anonymous Journalist filed this request with the San Francisco Office of the Assessor Recorder of San Francisco, CA .
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From: Anonymous Journalist

To the Department Head (Carmen Chu),

Attached is an Immediate Disclosure Request (SF Admin Code 67.25(a)).
Your response is required by Dec. 10, 2019. Rolling records responses are requested (67.25(d)).

NOTE: Please be certain you have properly redacted all of your responses. Once you send them to us, there is no going back. The email address sending this request is a publicly- viewable mailbox. All of your responses (including all responsive records) may be instantly and automatically available to the public online via the MuckRock.com FOIA service used to issue this request (though the requester is an anonymous user, not a representative of MuckRock). Nothing herein is legal, IT, or professional advice of any kind. The author disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to all warranties of merchantability or fitness. In no event shall the author be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or any other damages whatsoever. The digital signature, if any, in this email is not an indication of a binding agreement or offer; it merely authenticates the sender. Please do not include any confidential information, as I intend that these communications with the City all be public records.

Sincerely,

Anonymous

From: Anonymous Journalist

RE: the DEC 7 IMMEDIATE DISCLOSURE REQUEST from this email address

Please note: "Exact copies" are requested for all records pursuant to CPRA Gov Code 6253(c).
Please email all records, or publish them to your own website/portal (as long as the URL is accessible without any login), or upload them and publish them to MuckRock.com directly using the auto-generated link in the footer below. Do not physically mail any records.
Provide only those copies available without fees - if you believe certain copies require fees, instead provide the required notice of which records are available for in-person inspection.

Your response is still required by Dec. 10, 2019. Rolling records responses were requested (67.25(d)).

NOTE: Please be certain you have properly redacted all of your responses. Once you send them to us, there is no going back. The email address sending this request is a publicly- viewable mailbox. All of your responses (including all responsive records) may be instantly and automatically available to the public online via the MuckRock.com FOIA service used to issue this request (though the requester is an anonymous user, not a representative of MuckRock). Nothing herein is legal, IT, or professional advice of any kind. The author disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to all warranties of merchantability or fitness. In no event shall the author be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or any other damages whatsoever. The digital signature, if any, in this email is not an indication of a binding agreement or offer; it merely authenticates the sender. Please do not include any confidential information, as I intend that these communications with the City all be public records.

Sincerely,

Anonymous

From: San Francisco Office of the Assessor Recorder

RE: IDR – ASR

Good afternoon,

We received your Immediate Disclosure Request dated 12/07/2019 on 12/09/2019. Public records requests received after the close of business, or received on a weekend or holiday, are considered received on the next business day. You have requested the following records:

1. The specific calendar required to be kept by SF Admin Code 67.29-5 (aka “Prop G calendar”) for your Department Head (whether an employee or elected official, defined pursuant to SF Charter 2A.30 para 1), with each and every meeting/item for Nov 10 - Nov 17, 2019 (inclusive). Since these dates are more than 3 business days prior to this request, you must immediately provide them. You may use any format to provide this calendar as long as it provides at least the location, exact start and end times, general description of topics, and (as required by 67.29-5) identity of meeting participants for every meeting. If all 67.29-5 information is not visible in a summary view, you must print out the individual meeting entries.

2. Every meeting/entry on every​ calendar for your Department Head for Nov 10-17, 2019 (inclusive). This specifically includes both the SFAC 67.29-5/Prop G calendar, and all other calendar records (aka "non-Prop G" calendars) prepared, owned, retained, or used by your Department Head or agency staff (see SOTF Order 19047). Calendars and meeting entries are requested in their original electronic format or in .ICS format, with all non-exempt headers and metadata, and you must preserve all attachments, exhibits, formatting, hyperlinks, images, colors, email addresses, invitees and their attendance status, recurrences, exact start/end times, locations, titles, and descriptions. Daily, weekly, or monthly summary views are non-responsive - each individual meeting entry is requested.

3. Every meeting/entry on every calendar for your Department Head for future dates Dec 16-23 (inclusive). This specifically includes both the SFAC 67.29-5/Prop G calendar, and all other calendar records (aka "non-Prop G" calendars) prepared, owned, retained, or used by your Department Head or agency staff (see SOTF Order 19047). Calendars and meeting entries are requested in their original electronic format or in .ICS format, with all non-exempt headers and metadata, and you must preserve all attachments, exhibits, formatting, hyperlinks, images, colors, email addresses, invitees and their attendance status, recurrences, exact start/end times, locations, titles, and descriptions. Daily, weekly, or monthly summary views are non-responsive - each individual meeting entry is requested.

4. The most recent 5 emails sent by your Department Head via their government email account. Emails are requested in their original electronic format, or in .EML or .MSG format, with all non-exempt headers and metadata, and you must preserve all attachments, exhibits, formatting, hyperlinks, images, colors, and From/To/Cc/Bcc email addresses.

5. The most recent 5 emails received by your Department Head via their government email account. Emails are requested in their original electronic format, or in .EML or .MSG format, with all non-exempt headers and metadata, and you must preserve all attachments, exhibits, formatting, hyperlinks, images, colors, and From/To/Cc/Bcc email addresses.

6. The most recent 5 emails relating to the conduct of public business, subject to ​City of San Jose v Superior Court (Smith, 2017), sent by your Department Head via their personal email account. Emails are requested in their original electronic format, or in .EML or .MSG format, with all non-exempt headers and metadata, and you must preserve all attachments, exhibits, formatting, hyperlinks, images, colors, and From/To/Cc/Bcc email addresses.

7. The most recent 5 emails relating to the conduct of public business, subject to ​City of San Jose v Superior Court (Smith, 2017), received by your Department Head via their personal email account. Emails are requested in their original electronic format, or in .EML or .MSG format, with all non-exempt headers and metadata, and you must preserve all attachments, exhibits, formatting, hyperlinks, images, colors, and From/To/Cc/Bcc email addresses.

We are not able to respond to your Immediate Disclosure Request today. Pursuant to San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.25(b) and California Government Code Section 6253(c), we are invoking an extension of up to 14 days (until 12/23/2019) because of the need to consult with another department. We will endeavor to complete our response before that date.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail at derek.ahnin@sfgov.org<mailto:derek.ahnin@sfgov.org>.

Sincerely,

[cid:image003.jpg@01D5AF81.2B070520]Derek Ah Nin
Public Service and Exemptions Manager
City Hall, RM 190
Phone: 415-554-5248
“With integrity we work together to build a better San Francisco through superior customer service, fair property taxation and the preservation of public records.”

From: San Francisco Office of the Assessor Recorder

RE: IDR – ASR

Good afternoon,

This follows our communication on 12/10/2019, in which we invoked an extension of time to respond to your Immediate Disclosure Request dated 12/07/2019, which we received on 12/09/2019. You have requested the following records:

1. The specific calendar required to be kept by SF Admin Code 67.29-5 (aka “Prop G calendar”) for your Department Head (whether an employee or elected official, defined pursuant to SF Charter 2A.30 para 1), with each and every meeting/item for Nov 10 - Nov 17, 2019 (inclusive). Since these dates are more than 3 business days prior to this request, you must immediately provide them. You may use any format to provide this calendar as long as it provides at least the location, exact start and end times, general description of topics, and (as required by 67.29-5) identity of meeting participants for every meeting. If all 67.29-5 information is not visible in a summary view, you must print out the individual meeting entries.

2. Every meeting/entry on every​ calendar for your Department Head for Nov 10-17, 2019 (inclusive). This specifically includes both the SFAC 67.29-5/Prop G calendar, and all other calendar records (aka "non-Prop G" calendars) prepared, owned, retained, or used by your Department Head or agency staff (see SOTF Order 19047). Calendars and meeting entries are requested in their original electronic format or in .ICS format, with all non-exempt headers and metadata, and you must preserve all attachments, exhibits, formatting, hyperlinks, images, colors, email addresses, invitees and their attendance status, recurrences, exact start/end times, locations, titles, and descriptions. Daily, weekly, or monthly summary views are non-responsive - each individual meeting entry is requested.

3. Every meeting/entry on every calendar for your Department Head for future dates Dec 16-23 (inclusive). This specifically includes both the SFAC 67.29-5/Prop G calendar, and all other calendar records (aka "non-Prop G" calendars) prepared, owned, retained, or used by your Department Head or agency staff (see SOTF Order 19047). Calendars and meeting entries are requested in their original electronic format or in .ICS format, with all non-exempt headers and metadata, and you must preserve all attachments, exhibits, formatting, hyperlinks, images, colors, email addresses, invitees and their attendance status, recurrences, exact start/end times, locations, titles, and descriptions. Daily, weekly, or monthly summary views are non-responsive - each individual meeting entry is requested.

4. The most recent 5 emails sent by your Department Head via their government email account. Emails are requested in their original electronic format, or in .EML or .MSG format, with all non-exempt headers and metadata, and you must preserve all attachments, exhibits, formatting, hyperlinks, images, colors, and From/To/Cc/Bcc email addresses.

5. The most recent 5 emails received by your Department Head via their government email account. Emails are requested in their original electronic format, or in .EML or .MSG format, with all non-exempt headers and metadata, and you must preserve all attachments, exhibits, formatting, hyperlinks, images, colors, and From/To/Cc/Bcc email addresses.

6. The most recent 5 emails relating to the conduct of public business, subject to ​City of San Jose v Superior Court (Smith, 2017), sent by your Department Head via their personal email account. Emails are requested in their original electronic format, or in .EML or .MSG format, with all non-exempt headers and metadata, and you must preserve all attachments, exhibits, formatting, hyperlinks, images, colors, and From/To/Cc/Bcc email addresses. 1 outgoing personal e-mail due

7. The most recent 5 emails relating to the conduct of public business, subject to ​City of San Jose v Superior Court (Smith, 2017), received by your Department Head via their personal email account. Emails are requested in their original electronic format, or in .EML or .MSG format, with all non-exempt headers and metadata, and you must preserve all attachments, exhibits, formatting, hyperlinks, images, colors, and From/To/Cc/Bcc email addresses.

We have conducted a diligent search for records responsive to your request. We have located responsive records, which are attached. These records are being produced in a PDF format and requested metadata is being withheld to protect the integrity and security of the original record and to avoid the unwarranted disclosure of data that could pose a risk to the city's systems and network and/or the inadvertent disclosure of exempt confidential or privileged information. See Cal. Gov. Code Secs. 6253.9 (a)(1), (f); 6254.19.

For Items 1-7, we have withheld records and/or redacted parts of the records responsive to your request on the basis of personal privacy. California Government Code Section 6254 (c) and 6254 (k), California Constitution Article 1 Sec.1 and California Revenue and Taxation Code – RTC § 408. In regard to Item 3, we have withheld a record of two meetings with the Mayor to protect the Mayor’s security. Gov’t Code § 6254(f); Gov’t Code § 6254(k); Evid. Code. § 1040; Times Mirror Company v. Superior Court, 53 Cal.3d 1325 (1991). In regard in Items 4, we have withheld 1 outgoing personnel e-mail to Human Resources. Gov’t Code § 6254(c). In regard in Item 6, we have withheld 2 outgoing personnel e-mails to Human Resources. Gov’t Code § 6254(c). Lastly in regard to Items 1 and 2, we have redacted recurrence information concerning the department head meeting with the Mayor dated November 13, 2019, to protect the Mayor’s security. Gov’t Code § 6254(f); Gov’t Code § 6254(k); Evid. Code. § 1040; Times Mirror Company v. Superior Court, 53 Cal.3d 1325 (1991).

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail at derek.ahnin@sfgov.org<mailto:derek.ahnin@sfgov.org>.

Sincerely,

[cid:image003.jpg@01D5B047.4AB1CAB0]Derek Ah Nin
Public Service and Exemptions Manager
City Hall, RM 190
Phone: 415-554-5248
“With integrity we work together to build a better San Francisco through superior customer service, fair property taxation and the preservation of public records.”

From: Anonymous Journalist

Ms. Chu,

Thank you for your timely and thorough response.

However, we believe this response violates the Sunshine Ordinance/CPRA
in various ways (see attached document).
We are performing checks on the Sunshine practices of various
SF agencies using a standardized request.

In lieu of the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force complaints process
of hearings, findings of violations, and Order of Determination,
we'd like to offer a compromise. The result of such a compromise in lieu of
complaints would be a signed letter published online by the Department Head,
admitting that the Department inadvertently violated certain
Sunshine/CPRA provisions, but has, as of the execution of the letter,
corrected its public records procedures in specified ways, along
with a copy of the updated procedures document.

If you would like to negotiate such a compromise, please let us
know by email.

We have various pending SOTF cases regarding exemptions of: metadata,
non-PDF documents, future Mayoral meetings, citation of Times
Mirror, so your action is not required for those specific issues at
this time. If we win those cases at SOTF or in Superior Court, we will
ask your agency to meet those requirements, later, as well.

NOTE: Please be certain you have properly redacted all of your responses. Once you send them to us, there is no going back. The email address sending this request is a publicly- viewable mailbox. All of your responses (including all responsive records) may be instantly and automatically available to the public online via the MuckRock.com FOIA service used to issue this request (though the requester is an anonymous user, not a representative of MuckRock). Nothing herein is legal, IT, or professional advice of any kind. The author disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to all warranties of merchantability or fitness. In no event shall the author be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or any other damages whatsoever. The digital signature, if any, in this email is not an indication of a binding agreement or offer; it merely authenticates the sender. Please do not include any confidential information, as I intend that these communications with the City all be public records.

Sincerely,
Anonymous

From: San Francisco Office of the Assessor Recorder

Good morning,

Thank you for your e-mail. We received your follow up request dated 12/15 on 12/16 and we will try to complete our response on or before January 3, 2020.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by e-mail at derek.ahnin@sfgov.org<mailto:derek.ahnin@sfgov.org>.

Sincerely,

[cid:image003.jpg@01D5BA20.DB23BD50]Derek Ah Nin
Public Service and Exemptions Manager
City Hall, RM 190
Phone: 415-554-5248
“With integrity we work together to build a better San Francisco through superior customer service, fair property taxation and the preservation of public records.”

From: San Francisco Office of the Assessor Recorder

Good afternoon,

This follows our communication below on 12/24/2019. I am writing this e-mail to give you a new estimated completion date. I am still working on your request and I will try to complete our response on or before 1/17/2020. I apologize for the delay and I thank you for your patience.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by e-mail at derek.ahnin@sfgov.org<mailto:derek.ahnin@sfgov.org>.

Sincerely,
[cid:image002.jpg@01D5C256.6484F9F0]Derek Ah Nin
Public Service and Exemptions Manager
City Hall, RM 190
Phone: 415-554-5248
“With integrity we work together to build a better San Francisco through superior customer service, fair property taxation and the preservation of public records.”

From: Anonymous Journalist

No. Our requests were made Dec. 7. We did not make new requests. Please let us know by noon on Jan 6 if the Assessor wishes to issue a letter as specified in our score card or we shall file complaints.

From: San Francisco Office of the Assessor Recorder

Anonymous,

Thank you for your email. Our department shares your interest in ensuring transparency in government. We have taken into account your comments and will incorporate some of your suggestions where appropriate moving forward in our procedures. Per SFAC 67.26, our office has provided justifications for redaction through cover letter.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at derek.ahnin@sfgov.org<mailto:derek.ahnin@sfgov.org>.

[cid:image002.jpg@01D5C576.88CB5F20]Derek Ah Nin
Public Service and Exemptions Manager
City Hall, RM 190
Phone: 415-554-5248
“With integrity we work together to build a better San Francisco through superior customer service, fair property taxation and the preservation of public records.”

From: Anonymous Journalist

As you wish - We shall finish this through the complaints procedure. Every request to every agency by every member of the public will receive a fully compliant Sunshine response, not just for those of us aggressively defending out rights.

From: San Francisco Office of the Assessor Recorder

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your email. Our response to your original 12/7/2019 request was sent to you on 12/11/2019 and our response to your 12/15/2019 follow up request was sent to you on 1/7/2020. I hope this helps, but if you have any questions or concerns please let me know.

Sincerely,
[cid:image003.jpg@01D5D6CA.E4384B10]Derek Ah Nin
Public Service and Exemptions Manager
City Hall, RM 190
Phone: 415-554-5248
“With integrity we work together to build a better San Francisco through superior customer service, fair property taxation and the preservation of public records.”

From: Anonymous Journalist

RE: BCC Emails - Immediate Disclosure Request

Department Head:

Below are new Immediate Disclosure Requests (SF Admin Code 67.25(a)) directed to your agency and the department head. Your response is required by Feb 11, 2020. Rolling records responses are requested (SFAC 67.25(d)) if you are unable to immediately produce records. Exact copies of every responsive record are requested (Gov Code 6253(b)) - do not: provide mere URLs, print and scan electronic records, convert native files to PDFs, or provide black and white versions of any color record. Provide only copies of records not requiring fees and in-person inspection of all other records (GC 6253). Emails are requested in the easily-generated EML or MSG formats (SFAC 67.21(l)).

I am now auditing how the City appears to unlawfully withhold the BCC recipients of emails when they print out emails in certain formats. The identity of BCC recipients is not exempt. BCC is not an information security record that reveals vulnerabilities or increases chance of an attack. The BCC names was typed in by a human being and are not metadata. You must provide BCC just like you provide To or CC recipients. There is no legal authority to keep secret the identities of persons communicating with government officials, unless they are specifically confidential informants and such. If you withhold the BCC names, I will file complaints, separate and apart from email metadata complaints (which I have now already won, see ruling in SOTF 19044).

Your non-exhaustive obligations: All withholding of any information must be justified in writing (SFAC 67.27). All withholdings by masking or deletion (aka redactions) must be keyed by footnote or other clear reference to the specific justification for that redaction, and only the minimal exempt portion of any record may be withheld (SFAC 67.26). You must respond to emailed requests (SFAC 67.21(b)). You must notify us of whether or not responsive records exist and/or were withheld for each below request (Gov Code 6253(c), 6255(b)). You must state the name and title of each person responsible for withholding any information (Gov Code 6253(d)). Do not impose any end-user restrictions upon me (Santa Clara Co. vs Superior Ct, 170 Cal.App 4th 1301); so if you use a third-party website to publish records, please make them completely public without any login or sign-in.

Your agency must do all of the above things in your response, and you cannot wait until we file complaints.

****** We have no duty to, and we will not again, remind the City of its obligations. Instead, we will file complaints for every Sunshine Ordinance or CPRA violation. We will continue to file complaints until the City's procedures are modified to fully comply with the Sunshine Ordinance and CPRA, without caveat or exception. ******

1. An exact copy with all email headers (incl. but not limited to the BCC identities), attachments, color, formatting, hyperlinks, images, and all other parts of the record of the most recent 5 emails which have any BCC recipients which were sent by your Dept Head on any government account . Note that you will have to search directly from the person's computer or account in their Sent folder specifically (In many email systems, no other method will allow you to see the BCC recipients). In modern Outlook systems, the search query is as follows: (bcc:*)

Do not destroy or discard any responsive records - we will appeal all withholdings or Sunshine violations.

NOTE: Please be certain you have properly redacted all of your responses. Once you send them to us, there is no going back. The email address sending this request is a publicly- viewable mailbox. All of your responses (including all responsive records) may be instantly and automatically available to the public online via the MuckRock.com FOIA service used to issue this request (though the requester is an anonymous user, not a representative of MuckRock). Nothing herein is legal, IT, or professional advice of any kind. The author disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to all warranties of merchantability or fitness. In no event shall the author be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or any other damages whatsoever. The digital signature, if any, in this email is not an indication of a binding agreement or offer; it merely authenticates the sender. Please do not include any confidential information, as I intend that these communications with the City all be disclosable public records.

Sincerely,

Anonymous

From: San Francisco Office of the Assessor Recorder

RE: IDR – ASR BCC E-mails

Good afternoon,

We received your Immediate Disclosure Request dated 2/8/2020 on 2/10/2020. Public records requests received after the close of business, or received on a weekend or holiday, are considered received on the next business day. You have requested the following:

· An exact copy with all email headers (incl. but not limited to the BCC identities), attachments, color, formatting, hyperlinks, images, and all other parts of the record of the most recent 5 emails which have any BCC recipients which were sent by your Dept Head on any government account.

We have conducted a diligent search for records responsive to your request. We have found none. Accordingly, we have no records to produce in response to your request.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by e-mail at derek.ahnin@sfgov.org<mailto:derek.ahnin@sfgov.org%3cmailto:derek.ahnin@sfgov.org>.

[cid:image002.jpg@01D5E0EC.88759A90]Derek Ah Nin
Public Service and Exemptions Manager
City Hall, RM 190
Phone: 415-554-5248
“With integrity we work together to build a better San Francisco through superior customer service, fair property taxation and the preservation of public records.”

From: Anonymous Journalist

CARMEN CHU:

This is an immediate disclosure request for text, chat, or instant messages between Carmen Chu and either Sean Elsbernd, Andrea Bruss, London Breed, Hank Heckel, or Sophia Kittler including all group messages, and all messages in threads, in any form and any app, on any government accounts/devices or on personal accounts or devices regarding the conduct of public business, including all participant names, message text, images, attachments, dates, and times, including any in trash or deleted folders or similar (see Good Government Guide - if the records have not been permanently deleted as of the time you receive this request, you must retrieve them from the so-called trash folders and provide them). Provide rolling responses. Provide exact copies including all metadata. There is no limitation by subject or date (including, but not limited to, SMS, MMS, text, iMessage, Teams, Discord, WeChat, QQ, Signal, Telegram, WhatsApp, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Instagram, Hangouts, Meet, Slack, Skype, Viber, Snapchat, Line, Kik, FaceTime, Wickr Me, Chatroulette, Threema, KakaoTalk, Duo, GroupMe, Wire, Voxer, Allo, Tango, Bumble, Grindr, Tinder, Olive, Taimi). Do not include email.

NOTE: All responses will be available to the public on MuckRock.com - redact carefully!

Make sure you justify legally every record withheld, and for every redaction provide a footnote or other clear reference to a justification (i.e. a key).

Thanks,
Anonymous

From: Anonymous Journalist

CARMEN CHU:

This is an immediate disclosure request for text, chat, or instant messages between Carmen Chu and either Sean Elsbernd, Andrea Bruss, London Breed, Hank Heckel, or Sophia Kittler including all group messages, and all messages in threads, in any form and any app, on any government accounts/devices or on personal accounts or devices regarding the conduct of public business, including all participant names, message text, images, attachments, dates, and times, including any in trash or deleted folders or similar (see Good Government Guide - if the records have not been permanently deleted as of the time you receive this request, you must retrieve them from the so-called trash folders and provide them). Provide rolling responses. Provide exact copies including all metadata. There is no limitation by subject or date (including, but not limited to, SMS, MMS, text, iMessage, Teams, Discord, WeChat, QQ, Signal, Telegram, WhatsApp, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Instagram, Hangouts, Meet, Slack, Skype, Viber, Snapchat, Line, Kik, FaceTime, Wickr Me, Chatroulette, Threema, KakaoTalk, Duo, GroupMe, Wire, Voxer, Allo, Tango, Bumble, Grindr, Tinder, Olive, Taimi). Do not include email.

NOTE: All responses will be available to the public on MuckRock.com - redact carefully!

Make sure you justify legally every record withheld, and for every redaction provide a footnote or other clear reference to a justification (i.e. a key).

Thanks,
Anonymous

From: Anonymous Journalist

CARMEN CHU:

This is an immediate disclosure request for text, chat, or instant messages between Carmen Chu and either Sean Elsbernd, Andrea Bruss, London Breed, Hank Heckel, or Sophia Kittler including all group messages, and all messages in threads, in any form and any app, on any government accounts/devices or on personal accounts or devices regarding the conduct of public business, including all participant names, message text, images, attachments, dates, and times, including any in trash or deleted folders or similar (see Good Government Guide - if the records have not been permanently deleted as of the time you receive this request, you must retrieve them from the so-called trash folders and provide them). Provide rolling responses. Provide exact copies including all metadata. There is no limitation by subject or date (including, but not limited to, SMS, MMS, text, iMessage, Teams, Discord, WeChat, QQ, Signal, Telegram, WhatsApp, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Instagram, Hangouts, Meet, Slack, Skype, Viber, Snapchat, Line, Kik, FaceTime, Wickr Me, Chatroulette, Threema, KakaoTalk, Duo, GroupMe, Wire, Voxer, Allo, Tango, Bumble, Grindr, Tinder, Olive, Taimi). Do not include email.

NOTE: All responses will be available to the public on MuckRock.com - redact carefully!

Make sure you justify legally every record withheld, and for every redaction provide a footnote or other clear reference to a justification (i.e. a key).

Thanks,
Anonymous

From: San Francisco Office of the Assessor Recorder

RE: IDR – ASR text, chat, or instant messages

Good afternoon,

We received your Immediate Disclosure Request dated 1/14/2021 and you have requested the following records, “…text, chat, or instant messages between Carmen Chu and either Sean Elsbernd, Andrea Bruss, London Breed, Hank Heckel, or Sophia Kittler including all group messages, and all messages in threads, in any form and any app, on any government accounts/devices or on personal accounts or devices regarding the conduct of public business, including all participant names, message text, images, attachments, dates, and times, including any in trash or deleted folders or similar (see Good Government Guide - if the records have not been permanently deleted as of the time you receive this request, you must retrieve them from the so-called trash folders and provide them). Provide rolling responses. Provide exact copies including all metadata. There is no limitation by subject or date (including, but not limited to, SMS, MMS, text, iMessage, Teams, Discord, WeChat, QQ, Signal, Telegram, WhatsApp, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Instagram, Hangouts, Meet, Slack, Skype, Viber, Snapchat, Line, Kik, FaceTime, Wickr Me, Chatroulette, Threema, KakaoTalk, Duo, GroupMe, Wire, Voxer, Allo, Tango, Bumble, Grindr, Tinder, Olive, Taimi). Do not include email…”.

We are not able to respond to your Immediate Disclosure Request today. Pursuant to San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.25(b) and California Government Code Section 6253(c), we are invoking an extension of up to 14 days (until 1/29/2021) because of the need to consult with another department. We will endeavor to complete our response before that date.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail at derek.ahnin@sfgov.org<mailto:derek.ahnin@sfgov.org>.

Sincerely,
[cid:image002.jpg@01D6EB5E.6E3EA220]Derek Ah Nin
Public Service and Exemptions Manager
City Hall, RM 190
Phone: 415-554-5248
“With integrity we work together to build a better San Francisco through superior customer service, fair property taxation and the preservation of public records.”

From: Anonymous Journalist

Congratulations to Ms. Chu. Please do not forget about this request of Jan 14.

CARMEN CHU:

This is an immediate disclosure request for text, chat, or instant messages between Carmen Chu and either Sean Elsbernd, Andrea Bruss, London Breed, Hank Heckel, or Sophia Kittler including all group messages, and all messages in threads, in any form and any app, on any government accounts/devices or on personal accounts or devices regarding the conduct of public business, including all participant names, message text, images, attachments, dates, and times, including any in trash or deleted folders or similar (see Good Government Guide - if the records have not been permanently deleted as of the time you receive this request, you must retrieve them from the so-called trash folders and provide them). Provide rolling responses. Provide exact copies including all metadata. There is no limitation by subject or date (including, but not limited to, SMS, MMS, text, iMessage, Teams, Discord, WeChat, QQ, Signal, Telegram, WhatsApp, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Instagram, Hangouts, Meet, Slack, Skype, Viber, Snapchat, Line, Kik, FaceTime, Wickr Me, Chatroulette, Threema, KakaoTalk, Duo, GroupMe, Wire, Voxer, Allo, Tango, Bumble, Grindr, Tinder, Olive, Taimi). Do not include email.

NOTE: All responses will be available to the public on MuckRock.com - redact carefully!

Make sure you justify legally every record withheld, and for every redaction provide a footnote or other clear reference to a justification (i.e. a key).

Thanks,
Anonymous

From: San Francisco Office of the Assessor Recorder

RE: IDR – ASR text, chat, or instant messages

Good afternoon,

This follows our communication on 1/15/2021, in which we invoked an extension of time to respond to your Immediate Disclosure Request dated 1/14/2021. You have requested the following records, “…text, chat, or instant messages between Carmen Chu and either Sean Elsbernd, Andrea Bruss, London Breed, Hank Heckel, or Sophia Kittler including all group messages, and all messages in threads, in any form and any app, on any government accounts/devices or on personal accounts or devices regarding the conduct of public business, including all participant names, message text, images, attachments, dates, and times, including any in trash or deleted folders or similar (see Good Government Guide - if the records have not been permanently deleted as of the time you receive this request, you must retrieve them from the so-called trash folders and provide them). Provide rolling responses. Provide exact copies including all metadata. There is no limitation by subject or date (including, but not limited to, SMS, MMS, text, iMessage, Teams, Discord, WeChat, QQ, Signal, Telegram, WhatsApp, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Instagram, Hangouts, Meet, Slack, Skype, Viber, Snapchat, Line, Kik, FaceTime, Wickr Me, Chatroulette, Threema, KakaoTalk, Duo, GroupMe, Wire, Voxer, Allo, Tango, Bumble, Grindr, Tinder, Olive, Taimi). Do not include email…”.

We have conducted a diligent search for records responsive to your request. We have located the responsive record, which is attached.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail at derek.ahnin@sfgov.org<mailto:derek.ahnin@sfgov.org>.

Sincerely,
[cid:image003.jpg@01D6F65F.7BF4DFE0]Derek Ah Nin
Public Service and Exemptions Manager
City Hall, RM 190
Phone: 415-554-5248
“With integrity we work together to build a better San Francisco through superior customer service, fair property taxation and the preservation of public records.”

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