Chat/Instant Messaging Audit (SF Board)

twitter.com/journo_anon filed this request with the San Francisco County Board of Supervisors of San Francisco, CA.
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From: twitter.com/journo_anon

RE: Chat/Instant Messaging Audit (SF Board)

To Whom It May Concern:

** Note that this is a public mailbox, and all of your responses (including disclosed records) may be automatically and instantly available to the general public on the MuckRock.com service used to issue this request (though I am not a MuckRock representative). **

We request under the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance (Ordinance) and the California Public Records Act (CPRA) the following items, from each Supervisor and the Clerk of the Board.
Note we have reason to believe that some Supervisors may choose to use apps like Telegram to communicate based on this news article: https://www.govtech.com/dc/San-Francisco-Officials-Hiding-Messages-from-Public.html
As used below "Conversations" include but are not limited to any metadata records showing that a conversation had taken place but is now deleted (due to expiration for example).
Various types of apps are mentioned below.

A. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Facebook Messenger ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

B. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Telegram ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

C. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Slack ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

D. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Google Hangouts ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

E. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Signal ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

F. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [SMS/MMS/text messages]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

G.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Facebook Messenger ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

H.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Telegram ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

I.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Slack ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

J.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Google Hangouts ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

K.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Signal ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

L.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ text/SMS/MMS messaging ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

M. all instruments used to inquire of each official as to whether they possess any responsive records above, and all of their responses

Please do not include spam or draft messages.

We remind you of your obligations to provide electronic records in the original format you hold them in. Therefore, conversations exported in the .eml or .msg format with all non-exempt headers, metadata, attachments, etc. are best.
If the messaging app you have does not the ability to export records, screenshots are acceptable (of the entire conversation, and all metadata indicating who the conversation is with).

However, if you choose to convert conversations, for example, to PDF or printed format, to easily redact them, you must ensure that you have preserved the full content of the original conversation record, which contains many detailed headers beyond the generally used From/To/Subject/Sent/etc. If you instead provide PDFs or printed conversations with only a few of the headers or lacking attachments/images, and therefore withhold the other headers/attachments without justification, you may be in violation of SF Admin Code 67.26, 67.27, Govt Code 6253(a), 6253.9, and/or 6255, and we may challenge your decision.

"Most recent" means the conversation that has the most recent sent or received message.

Please provide only those copies of records available without any fees. If you determine certain records would require fees, please instead provide the required (free) notice of which of those records are available and non-exempt for inspection in-person if we so choose.

Remember you must inform us whether there are are no responsive records, some fully disclosed records, some fully withheld records, or some partially disclosed/partially withheld/redacted records for each of the 145 individual requests (with justification with for all withholding).

Sincerely,
Anonymous

From: San Francisco County Board of Supervisors

To Whom It May Concern,

Thank you for your inquiry. On behalf of the Office of the Clerk of the Board, I am confirming receipt of your request.

Our office does not provision departmental cell phones/devices or the referenced third party applications (Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, Slack, Telegram, Signal) to staff for official City business, and are not able to identify any records responsive to your request. The Clerk of the Board also does not use personal device(s) or third party applications to conduct official City business.

Please note that our office does not have access to individual Board members' personal devices or private third party accounts. We advise that you contact individual Board members<https://sfbos.org/roster-members> directly for inquiry regarding the existence of records of City activities on personal accounts.

Sincerely,
__
Wilson L. Ng
Records and Project Manager
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244
San Francisco, CA 94102

Disclosures: Personal information that is provided in communications to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors is subject to disclosure under the California Public Records Act and the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance. Personal information provided will not be redacted. Members of the public are not required to provide personal identifying information when they communicate with the Board of Supervisors and its committees. All written or oral communications that members of the public submit to the Clerk's Office regarding pending legislation or hearings will be made available to all members of the public for inspection and copying. The Clerk's Office does not redact any information from these submissions. This means that personal information-including names, phone numbers, addresses and similar information that a member of the public elects to submit to the Board and its committees-may appear on the Board of Supervisors website or in other public documents that members of the public may inspect or copy.

[...]

From: twitter.com/journo_anon

Please address the District 1 Sunshine/CPRA requests below. You have 10 days. Note that we went to the Clerk of the Board first; her employee directed us to make requests of each supervisor instead.

** Please redact your responses correctly! This is a public mailbox, and all of your responses (including emails, attachments, file shares, and the disclosed records) may be automatically and instantly available to the general public on the MuckRock.com service used to issue this request (though I am not a MuckRock representative). Once you send them to us, there's no going back. **

RE: Chat/Instant Messaging Audit (SF Board)

To Whom It May Concern:

We request under the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance (Ordinance) and the California Public Records Act (CPRA) the following items, from each Supervisor and the Clerk of the Board.
Note we have reason to believe that some Supervisors may choose to use apps like Telegram to communicate based on this news article: https://www.govtech.com/dc/San-Francisco-Officials-Hiding-Messages-from-Public.html
As used below "Conversations" include but are not limited to any metadata records showing that a conversation had taken place but is now deleted (due to expiration for example).
Various types of apps are mentioned below.

A. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Facebook Messenger ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

B. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Telegram ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

C. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Slack ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

D. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Google Hangouts ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

E. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Signal ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

F. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [SMS/MMS/text messages]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

G.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Facebook Messenger ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

H.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Telegram ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

I.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Slack ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

J.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Google Hangouts ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

K.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Signal ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

L.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ text/SMS/MMS messaging ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

M. all instruments used to inquire of each official as to whether they possess any responsive records above, and all of their responses

Please do not include spam or draft messages.

We remind you of your obligations to provide electronic records in any format we request them in, as long that format is available to you OR easy to generate (Admin Code 67.21(l)). Therefore, conversations exported in the .eml or .msg format with all non-exempt headers, metadata, attachments, etc. are best. If the messaging app you have does not the ability to export records, screenshots are acceptable (of the entire conversation, and all metadata indicating who the conversation is with).

If you choose to convert conversations, for example, to PDF or printed format (even though we have specifically requested .eml or .msg formats), to easily redact them, you must still ensure that you have preserved the full content of the original conversation record, which contains many detailed headers beyond the generally used From/To/Subject/Sent/etc.

If on the City Attorney's advice or for other reasons, you redact portions of the metadata/headers, please specifically justify each such redaction with a legal citation (statute, ordinance, or case law).

If you provide PDFs or printed conversations or give us only a few of the headers or exclude attachments/images, and therefore withhold the other headers/attachments without proper justification, you may be in violation of SF Admin Code 67.21, 67.26, 67.27, Govt Code 6253(a), 6253.9, and/or 6255, and we may challenge your decision in court, before the Supervisor of Records, and/or the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. See also pending cases SOTF 19044 Anonymous v City Attorney and SOTF 19047 Anonymous v Mayor.

"Most recent" means the conversation that has the most recent sent or received message.

Please provide only those copies of records available without any fees. If you determine certain records would require fees, please instead provide the required (free) notice of which of those records are available and non-exempt for inspection in-person if we so choose.

Remember you must inform us whether there are are no responsive records, some fully disclosed records, some fully withheld records, or some partially disclosed/partially withheld/redacted records for each of the 145 individual requests (with justification with for all withholding).

Sincerely,
Anonymous

From: twitter.com/journo_anon

Please address the District 2 Sunshine/CPRA requests below. You have 10 days. Note that we went to the Clerk of the Board first; her employee directed us to make requests of each supervisor instead.

** Please redact your responses correctly! This is a public mailbox, and all of your responses (including emails, attachments, file shares, and the disclosed records) may be automatically and instantly available to the general public on the MuckRock.com service used to issue this request (though I am not a MuckRock representative). Once you send them to us, there's no going back. **

RE: Chat/Instant Messaging Audit (SF Board)

To Whom It May Concern:

We request under the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance (Ordinance) and the California Public Records Act (CPRA) the following items, from each Supervisor and the Clerk of the Board.
Note we have reason to believe that some Supervisors may choose to use apps like Telegram to communicate based on this news article: https://www.govtech.com/dc/San-Francisco-Officials-Hiding-Messages-from-Public.html
As used below "Conversations" include but are not limited to any metadata records showing that a conversation had taken place but is now deleted (due to expiration for example).
Various types of apps are mentioned below.

A. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Facebook Messenger ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

B. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Telegram ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

C. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Slack ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

D. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Google Hangouts ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

E. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Signal ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

F. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [SMS/MMS/text messages]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

G.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Facebook Messenger ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

H.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Telegram ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

I.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Slack ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

J.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Google Hangouts ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

K.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Signal ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

L.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ text/SMS/MMS messaging ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

M. all instruments used to inquire of each official as to whether they possess any responsive records above, and all of their responses

Please do not include spam or draft messages.

We remind you of your obligations to provide electronic records in any format we request them in, as long that format is available to you OR easy to generate (Admin Code 67.21(l)). Therefore, conversations exported in the .eml or .msg format with all non-exempt headers, metadata, attachments, etc. are best. If the messaging app you have does not the ability to export records, screenshots are acceptable (of the entire conversation, and all metadata indicating who the conversation is with).

If you choose to convert conversations, for example, to PDF or printed format (even though we have specifically requested .eml or .msg formats), to easily redact them, you must still ensure that you have preserved the full content of the original conversation record, which contains many detailed headers beyond the generally used From/To/Subject/Sent/etc.

If on the City Attorney's advice or for other reasons, you redact portions of the metadata/headers, please specifically justify each such redaction with a legal citation (statute, ordinance, or case law).

If you provide PDFs or printed conversations or give us only a few of the headers or exclude attachments/images, and therefore withhold the other headers/attachments without proper justification, you may be in violation of SF Admin Code 67.21, 67.26, 67.27, Govt Code 6253(a), 6253.9, and/or 6255, and we may challenge your decision in court, before the Supervisor of Records, and/or the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. See also pending cases SOTF 19044 Anonymous v City Attorney and SOTF 19047 Anonymous v Mayor.

"Most recent" means the conversation that has the most recent sent or received message.

Please provide only those copies of records available without any fees. If you determine certain records would require fees, please instead provide the required (free) notice of which of those records are available and non-exempt for inspection in-person if we so choose.

Remember you must inform us whether there are are no responsive records, some fully disclosed records, some fully withheld records, or some partially disclosed/partially withheld/redacted records for each of the 145 individual requests (with justification with for all withholding).

Sincerely,
Anonymous

From: twitter.com/journo_anon

Please address the District 3 Sunshine/CPRA requests below. You have 10 days. Note that we went to the Clerk of the Board first; her employee directed us to make requests of each supervisor instead.

** Please redact your responses correctly! This is a public mailbox, and all of your responses (including emails, attachments, file shares, and the disclosed records) may be automatically and instantly available to the general public on the MuckRock.com service used to issue this request (though I am not a MuckRock representative). Once you send them to us, there's no going back. **

RE: Chat/Instant Messaging Audit (SF Board)

To Whom It May Concern:

We request under the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance (Ordinance) and the California Public Records Act (CPRA) the following items, from each Supervisor and the Clerk of the Board.
Note we have reason to believe that some Supervisors may choose to use apps like Telegram to communicate based on this news article: https://www.govtech.com/dc/San-Francisco-Officials-Hiding-Messages-from-Public.html
As used below "Conversations" include but are not limited to any metadata records showing that a conversation had taken place but is now deleted (due to expiration for example).
Various types of apps are mentioned below.

A. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Facebook Messenger ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

B. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Telegram ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

C. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Slack ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

D. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Google Hangouts ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

E. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Signal ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

F. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [SMS/MMS/text messages]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

G.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Facebook Messenger ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

H.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Telegram ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

I.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Slack ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

J.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Google Hangouts ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

K.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Signal ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

L.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ text/SMS/MMS messaging ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

M. all instruments used to inquire of each official as to whether they possess any responsive records above, and all of their responses

Please do not include spam or draft messages.

We remind you of your obligations to provide electronic records in any format we request them in, as long that format is available to you OR easy to generate (Admin Code 67.21(l)). Therefore, conversations exported in the .eml or .msg format with all non-exempt headers, metadata, attachments, etc. are best. If the messaging app you have does not the ability to export records, screenshots are acceptable (of the entire conversation, and all metadata indicating who the conversation is with).

If you choose to convert conversations, for example, to PDF or printed format (even though we have specifically requested .eml or .msg formats), to easily redact them, you must still ensure that you have preserved the full content of the original conversation record, which contains many detailed headers beyond the generally used From/To/Subject/Sent/etc.

If on the City Attorney's advice or for other reasons, you redact portions of the metadata/headers, please specifically justify each such redaction with a legal citation (statute, ordinance, or case law).

If you provide PDFs or printed conversations or give us only a few of the headers or exclude attachments/images, and therefore withhold the other headers/attachments without proper justification, you may be in violation of SF Admin Code 67.21, 67.26, 67.27, Govt Code 6253(a), 6253.9, and/or 6255, and we may challenge your decision in court, before the Supervisor of Records, and/or the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. See also pending cases SOTF 19044 Anonymous v City Attorney and SOTF 19047 Anonymous v Mayor.

"Most recent" means the conversation that has the most recent sent or received message.

Please provide only those copies of records available without any fees. If you determine certain records would require fees, please instead provide the required (free) notice of which of those records are available and non-exempt for inspection in-person if we so choose.

Remember you must inform us whether there are are no responsive records, some fully disclosed records, some fully withheld records, or some partially disclosed/partially withheld/redacted records for each of the 145 individual requests (with justification with for all withholding).

Sincerely,
Anonymous

From: twitter.com/journo_anon

Please address the District 4 Sunshine/CPRA requests below. You have 10 days. Note that we went to the Clerk of the Board first; her employee directed us to make requests of each supervisor instead.

** Please redact your responses correctly! This is a public mailbox, and all of your responses (including emails, attachments, file shares, and the disclosed records) may be automatically and instantly available to the general public on the MuckRock.com service used to issue this request (though I am not a MuckRock representative). Once you send them to us, there's no going back. **

RE: Chat/Instant Messaging Audit (SF Board)

To Whom It May Concern:

We request under the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance (Ordinance) and the California Public Records Act (CPRA) the following items, from each Supervisor and the Clerk of the Board.
Note we have reason to believe that some Supervisors may choose to use apps like Telegram to communicate based on this news article: https://www.govtech.com/dc/San-Francisco-Officials-Hiding-Messages-from-Public.html
As used below "Conversations" include but are not limited to any metadata records showing that a conversation had taken place but is now deleted (due to expiration for example).
Various types of apps are mentioned below.

A. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Facebook Messenger ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

B. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Telegram ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

C. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Slack ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

D. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Google Hangouts ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

E. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Signal ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

F. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [SMS/MMS/text messages]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

G.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Facebook Messenger ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

H.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Telegram ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

I.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Slack ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

J.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Google Hangouts ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

K.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Signal ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

L.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ text/SMS/MMS messaging ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

M. all instruments used to inquire of each official as to whether they possess any responsive records above, and all of their responses

Please do not include spam or draft messages.

We remind you of your obligations to provide electronic records in any format we request them in, as long that format is available to you OR easy to generate (Admin Code 67.21(l)). Therefore, conversations exported in the .eml or .msg format with all non-exempt headers, metadata, attachments, etc. are best. If the messaging app you have does not the ability to export records, screenshots are acceptable (of the entire conversation, and all metadata indicating who the conversation is with).

If you choose to convert conversations, for example, to PDF or printed format (even though we have specifically requested .eml or .msg formats), to easily redact them, you must still ensure that you have preserved the full content of the original conversation record, which contains many detailed headers beyond the generally used From/To/Subject/Sent/etc.

If on the City Attorney's advice or for other reasons, you redact portions of the metadata/headers, please specifically justify each such redaction with a legal citation (statute, ordinance, or case law).

If you provide PDFs or printed conversations or give us only a few of the headers or exclude attachments/images, and therefore withhold the other headers/attachments without proper justification, you may be in violation of SF Admin Code 67.21, 67.26, 67.27, Govt Code 6253(a), 6253.9, and/or 6255, and we may challenge your decision in court, before the Supervisor of Records, and/or the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. See also pending cases SOTF 19044 Anonymous v City Attorney and SOTF 19047 Anonymous v Mayor.

"Most recent" means the conversation that has the most recent sent or received message.

Please provide only those copies of records available without any fees. If you determine certain records would require fees, please instead provide the required (free) notice of which of those records are available and non-exempt for inspection in-person if we so choose.

Remember you must inform us whether there are are no responsive records, some fully disclosed records, some fully withheld records, or some partially disclosed/partially withheld/redacted records for each of the 145 individual requests (with justification with for all withholding).

Sincerely,
Anonymous

From: twitter.com/journo_anon

Please address the District 5 Sunshine/CPRA requests below. You have 10 days. Note that we went to the Clerk of the Board first; her employee directed us to make requests of each supervisor instead.

** Please redact your responses correctly! This is a public mailbox, and all of your responses (including emails, attachments, file shares, and the disclosed records) may be automatically and instantly available to the general public on the MuckRock.com service used to issue this request (though I am not a MuckRock representative). Once you send them to us, there's no going back. **

RE: Chat/Instant Messaging Audit (SF Board)

To Whom It May Concern:

We request under the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance (Ordinance) and the California Public Records Act (CPRA) the following items, from each Supervisor and the Clerk of the Board.
Note we have reason to believe that some Supervisors may choose to use apps like Telegram to communicate based on this news article: https://www.govtech.com/dc/San-Francisco-Officials-Hiding-Messages-from-Public.html
As used below "Conversations" include but are not limited to any metadata records showing that a conversation had taken place but is now deleted (due to expiration for example).
Various types of apps are mentioned below.

A. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Facebook Messenger ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

B. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Telegram ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

C. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Slack ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

D. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Google Hangouts ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

E. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Signal ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

F. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [SMS/MMS/text messages]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

G.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Facebook Messenger ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

H.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Telegram ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

I.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Slack ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

J.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Google Hangouts ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

K.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Signal ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

L.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ text/SMS/MMS messaging ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

M. all instruments used to inquire of each official as to whether they possess any responsive records above, and all of their responses

Please do not include spam or draft messages.

We remind you of your obligations to provide electronic records in any format we request them in, as long that format is available to you OR easy to generate (Admin Code 67.21(l)). Therefore, conversations exported in the .eml or .msg format with all non-exempt headers, metadata, attachments, etc. are best. If the messaging app you have does not the ability to export records, screenshots are acceptable (of the entire conversation, and all metadata indicating who the conversation is with).

If you choose to convert conversations, for example, to PDF or printed format (even though we have specifically requested .eml or .msg formats), to easily redact them, you must still ensure that you have preserved the full content of the original conversation record, which contains many detailed headers beyond the generally used From/To/Subject/Sent/etc.

If on the City Attorney's advice or for other reasons, you redact portions of the metadata/headers, please specifically justify each such redaction with a legal citation (statute, ordinance, or case law).

If you provide PDFs or printed conversations or give us only a few of the headers or exclude attachments/images, and therefore withhold the other headers/attachments without proper justification, you may be in violation of SF Admin Code 67.21, 67.26, 67.27, Govt Code 6253(a), 6253.9, and/or 6255, and we may challenge your decision in court, before the Supervisor of Records, and/or the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. See also pending cases SOTF 19044 Anonymous v City Attorney and SOTF 19047 Anonymous v Mayor.

"Most recent" means the conversation that has the most recent sent or received message.

Please provide only those copies of records available without any fees. If you determine certain records would require fees, please instead provide the required (free) notice of which of those records are available and non-exempt for inspection in-person if we so choose.

Remember you must inform us whether there are are no responsive records, some fully disclosed records, some fully withheld records, or some partially disclosed/partially withheld/redacted records for each of the 145 individual requests (with justification with for all withholding).

Sincerely,
Anonymous

From: twitter.com/journo_anon

Please address the District 6 Sunshine/CPRA requests below. You have 10 days. Note that we went to the Clerk of the Board first; her employee directed us to make requests of each supervisor instead.

** Please redact your responses correctly! This is a public mailbox, and all of your responses (including emails, attachments, file shares, and the disclosed records) may be automatically and instantly available to the general public on the MuckRock.com service used to issue this request (though I am not a MuckRock representative). Once you send them to us, there's no going back. **

RE: Chat/Instant Messaging Audit (SF Board)

To Whom It May Concern:

We request under the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance (Ordinance) and the California Public Records Act (CPRA) the following items, from each Supervisor and the Clerk of the Board.
Note we have reason to believe that some Supervisors may choose to use apps like Telegram to communicate based on this news article: https://www.govtech.com/dc/San-Francisco-Officials-Hiding-Messages-from-Public.html
As used below "Conversations" include but are not limited to any metadata records showing that a conversation had taken place but is now deleted (due to expiration for example).
Various types of apps are mentioned below.

A. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Facebook Messenger ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

B. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Telegram ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

C. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Slack ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

D. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Google Hangouts ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

E. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Signal ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

F. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [SMS/MMS/text messages]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

G.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Facebook Messenger ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

H.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Telegram ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

I.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Slack ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

J.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Google Hangouts ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

K.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Signal ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

L.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ text/SMS/MMS messaging ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

M. all instruments used to inquire of each official as to whether they possess any responsive records above, and all of their responses

Please do not include spam or draft messages.

We remind you of your obligations to provide electronic records in any format we request them in, as long that format is available to you OR easy to generate (Admin Code 67.21(l)). Therefore, conversations exported in the .eml or .msg format with all non-exempt headers, metadata, attachments, etc. are best. If the messaging app you have does not the ability to export records, screenshots are acceptable (of the entire conversation, and all metadata indicating who the conversation is with).

If you choose to convert conversations, for example, to PDF or printed format (even though we have specifically requested .eml or .msg formats), to easily redact them, you must still ensure that you have preserved the full content of the original conversation record, which contains many detailed headers beyond the generally used From/To/Subject/Sent/etc.

If on the City Attorney's advice or for other reasons, you redact portions of the metadata/headers, please specifically justify each such redaction with a legal citation (statute, ordinance, or case law).

If you provide PDFs or printed conversations or give us only a few of the headers or exclude attachments/images, and therefore withhold the other headers/attachments without proper justification, you may be in violation of SF Admin Code 67.21, 67.26, 67.27, Govt Code 6253(a), 6253.9, and/or 6255, and we may challenge your decision in court, before the Supervisor of Records, and/or the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. See also pending cases SOTF 19044 Anonymous v City Attorney and SOTF 19047 Anonymous v Mayor.

"Most recent" means the conversation that has the most recent sent or received message.

Please provide only those copies of records available without any fees. If you determine certain records would require fees, please instead provide the required (free) notice of which of those records are available and non-exempt for inspection in-person if we so choose.

Remember you must inform us whether there are are no responsive records, some fully disclosed records, some fully withheld records, or some partially disclosed/partially withheld/redacted records for each of the 145 individual requests (with justification with for all withholding).

Sincerely,
Anonymous

From: twitter.com/journo_anon

Please address the District 7 Sunshine/CPRA requests below. You have 10 days. Note that we went to the Clerk of the Board first; her employee directed us to make requests of each supervisor instead.

** Please redact your responses correctly! This is a public mailbox, and all of your responses (including emails, attachments, file shares, and the disclosed records) may be automatically and instantly available to the general public on the MuckRock.com service used to issue this request (though I am not a MuckRock representative). Once you send them to us, there's no going back. **

RE: Chat/Instant Messaging Audit (SF Board)

To Whom It May Concern:

We request under the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance (Ordinance) and the California Public Records Act (CPRA) the following items, from each Supervisor and the Clerk of the Board.
Note we have reason to believe that some Supervisors may choose to use apps like Telegram to communicate based on this news article: https://www.govtech.com/dc/San-Francisco-Officials-Hiding-Messages-from-Public.html
As used below "Conversations" include but are not limited to any metadata records showing that a conversation had taken place but is now deleted (due to expiration for example).
Various types of apps are mentioned below.

A. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Facebook Messenger ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

B. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Telegram ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

C. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Slack ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

D. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Google Hangouts ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

E. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Signal ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

F. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [SMS/MMS/text messages]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

G.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Facebook Messenger ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

H.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Telegram ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

I.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Slack ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

J.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Google Hangouts ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

K.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Signal ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

L.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ text/SMS/MMS messaging ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

M. all instruments used to inquire of each official as to whether they possess any responsive records above, and all of their responses

Please do not include spam or draft messages.

We remind you of your obligations to provide electronic records in any format we request them in, as long that format is available to you OR easy to generate (Admin Code 67.21(l)). Therefore, conversations exported in the .eml or .msg format with all non-exempt headers, metadata, attachments, etc. are best. If the messaging app you have does not the ability to export records, screenshots are acceptable (of the entire conversation, and all metadata indicating who the conversation is with).

If you choose to convert conversations, for example, to PDF or printed format (even though we have specifically requested .eml or .msg formats), to easily redact them, you must still ensure that you have preserved the full content of the original conversation record, which contains many detailed headers beyond the generally used From/To/Subject/Sent/etc.

If on the City Attorney's advice or for other reasons, you redact portions of the metadata/headers, please specifically justify each such redaction with a legal citation (statute, ordinance, or case law).

If you provide PDFs or printed conversations or give us only a few of the headers or exclude attachments/images, and therefore withhold the other headers/attachments without proper justification, you may be in violation of SF Admin Code 67.21, 67.26, 67.27, Govt Code 6253(a), 6253.9, and/or 6255, and we may challenge your decision in court, before the Supervisor of Records, and/or the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. See also pending cases SOTF 19044 Anonymous v City Attorney and SOTF 19047 Anonymous v Mayor.

"Most recent" means the conversation that has the most recent sent or received message.

Please provide only those copies of records available without any fees. If you determine certain records would require fees, please instead provide the required (free) notice of which of those records are available and non-exempt for inspection in-person if we so choose.

Remember you must inform us whether there are are no responsive records, some fully disclosed records, some fully withheld records, or some partially disclosed/partially withheld/redacted records for each of the 145 individual requests (with justification with for all withholding).

Sincerely,
Anonymous

From: twitter.com/journo_anon

Please address the District 8 Sunshine/CPRA requests below. You have 10 days. Note that we went to the Clerk of the Board first; her employee directed us to make requests of each supervisor instead.

** Please redact your responses correctly! This is a public mailbox, and all of your responses (including emails, attachments, file shares, and the disclosed records) may be automatically and instantly available to the general public on the MuckRock.com service used to issue this request (though I am not a MuckRock representative). Once you send them to us, there's no going back. **

RE: Chat/Instant Messaging Audit (SF Board)

To Whom It May Concern:

We request under the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance (Ordinance) and the California Public Records Act (CPRA) the following items, from each Supervisor and the Clerk of the Board.
Note we have reason to believe that some Supervisors may choose to use apps like Telegram to communicate based on this news article: https://www.govtech.com/dc/San-Francisco-Officials-Hiding-Messages-from-Public.html
As used below "Conversations" include but are not limited to any metadata records showing that a conversation had taken place but is now deleted (due to expiration for example).
Various types of apps are mentioned below.

A. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Facebook Messenger ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

B. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Telegram ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

C. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Slack ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

D. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Google Hangouts ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

E. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Signal ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

F. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [SMS/MMS/text messages]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

G.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Facebook Messenger ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

H.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Telegram ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

I.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Slack ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

J.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Google Hangouts ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

K.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Signal ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

L.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ text/SMS/MMS messaging ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

M. all instruments used to inquire of each official as to whether they possess any responsive records above, and all of their responses

Please do not include spam or draft messages.

We remind you of your obligations to provide electronic records in any format we request them in, as long that format is available to you OR easy to generate (Admin Code 67.21(l)). Therefore, conversations exported in the .eml or .msg format with all non-exempt headers, metadata, attachments, etc. are best. If the messaging app you have does not the ability to export records, screenshots are acceptable (of the entire conversation, and all metadata indicating who the conversation is with).

If you choose to convert conversations, for example, to PDF or printed format (even though we have specifically requested .eml or .msg formats), to easily redact them, you must still ensure that you have preserved the full content of the original conversation record, which contains many detailed headers beyond the generally used From/To/Subject/Sent/etc.

If on the City Attorney's advice or for other reasons, you redact portions of the metadata/headers, please specifically justify each such redaction with a legal citation (statute, ordinance, or case law).

If you provide PDFs or printed conversations or give us only a few of the headers or exclude attachments/images, and therefore withhold the other headers/attachments without proper justification, you may be in violation of SF Admin Code 67.21, 67.26, 67.27, Govt Code 6253(a), 6253.9, and/or 6255, and we may challenge your decision in court, before the Supervisor of Records, and/or the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. See also pending cases SOTF 19044 Anonymous v City Attorney and SOTF 19047 Anonymous v Mayor.

"Most recent" means the conversation that has the most recent sent or received message.

Please provide only those copies of records available without any fees. If you determine certain records would require fees, please instead provide the required (free) notice of which of those records are available and non-exempt for inspection in-person if we so choose.

Remember you must inform us whether there are are no responsive records, some fully disclosed records, some fully withheld records, or some partially disclosed/partially withheld/redacted records for each of the 145 individual requests (with justification with for all withholding).

Sincerely,
Anonymous

From: twitter.com/journo_anon

Please address the District 9 Sunshine/CPRA requests below. You have 10 days. Note that we went to the Clerk of the Board first; her employee directed us to make requests of each supervisor instead.

** Please redact your responses correctly! This is a public mailbox, and all of your responses (including emails, attachments, file shares, and the disclosed records) may be automatically and instantly available to the general public on the MuckRock.com service used to issue this request (though I am not a MuckRock representative). Once you send them to us, there's no going back. **

RE: Chat/Instant Messaging Audit (SF Board)

To Whom It May Concern:

We request under the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance (Ordinance) and the California Public Records Act (CPRA) the following items, from each Supervisor and the Clerk of the Board.
Note we have reason to believe that some Supervisors may choose to use apps like Telegram to communicate based on this news article: https://www.govtech.com/dc/San-Francisco-Officials-Hiding-Messages-from-Public.html
As used below "Conversations" include but are not limited to any metadata records showing that a conversation had taken place but is now deleted (due to expiration for example).
Various types of apps are mentioned below.

A. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Facebook Messenger ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

B. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Telegram ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

C. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Slack ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

D. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Google Hangouts ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

E. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Signal ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

F. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [SMS/MMS/text messages]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

G.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Facebook Messenger ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

H.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Telegram ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

I.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Slack ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

J.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Google Hangouts ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

K.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Signal ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

L.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ text/SMS/MMS messaging ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

M. all instruments used to inquire of each official as to whether they possess any responsive records above, and all of their responses

Please do not include spam or draft messages.

We remind you of your obligations to provide electronic records in any format we request them in, as long that format is available to you OR easy to generate (Admin Code 67.21(l)). Therefore, conversations exported in the .eml or .msg format with all non-exempt headers, metadata, attachments, etc. are best. If the messaging app you have does not the ability to export records, screenshots are acceptable (of the entire conversation, and all metadata indicating who the conversation is with).

If you choose to convert conversations, for example, to PDF or printed format (even though we have specifically requested .eml or .msg formats), to easily redact them, you must still ensure that you have preserved the full content of the original conversation record, which contains many detailed headers beyond the generally used From/To/Subject/Sent/etc.

If on the City Attorney's advice or for other reasons, you redact portions of the metadata/headers, please specifically justify each such redaction with a legal citation (statute, ordinance, or case law).

If you provide PDFs or printed conversations or give us only a few of the headers or exclude attachments/images, and therefore withhold the other headers/attachments without proper justification, you may be in violation of SF Admin Code 67.21, 67.26, 67.27, Govt Code 6253(a), 6253.9, and/or 6255, and we may challenge your decision in court, before the Supervisor of Records, and/or the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. See also pending cases SOTF 19044 Anonymous v City Attorney and SOTF 19047 Anonymous v Mayor.

"Most recent" means the conversation that has the most recent sent or received message.

Please provide only those copies of records available without any fees. If you determine certain records would require fees, please instead provide the required (free) notice of which of those records are available and non-exempt for inspection in-person if we so choose.

Remember you must inform us whether there are are no responsive records, some fully disclosed records, some fully withheld records, or some partially disclosed/partially withheld/redacted records for each of the 145 individual requests (with justification with for all withholding).

Sincerely,
Anonymous

From: twitter.com/journo_anon

Please address the District 10 Sunshine/CPRA requests below. You have 10 days. Note that we went to the Clerk of the Board first; her employee directed us to make requests of each supervisor instead.

** Please redact your responses correctly! This is a public mailbox, and all of your responses (including emails, attachments, file shares, and the disclosed records) may be automatically and instantly available to the general public on the MuckRock.com service used to issue this request (though I am not a MuckRock representative). Once you send them to us, there's no going back. **

RE: Chat/Instant Messaging Audit (SF Board)

To Whom It May Concern:

We request under the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance (Ordinance) and the California Public Records Act (CPRA) the following items, from each Supervisor and the Clerk of the Board.
Note we have reason to believe that some Supervisors may choose to use apps like Telegram to communicate based on this news article: https://www.govtech.com/dc/San-Francisco-Officials-Hiding-Messages-from-Public.html
As used below "Conversations" include but are not limited to any metadata records showing that a conversation had taken place but is now deleted (due to expiration for example).
Various types of apps are mentioned below.

A. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Facebook Messenger ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

B. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Telegram ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

C. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Slack ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

D. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Google Hangouts ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

E. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Signal ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

F. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [SMS/MMS/text messages]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

G.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Facebook Messenger ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

H.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Telegram ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

I.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Slack ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

J.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Google Hangouts ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

K.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Signal ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

L.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ text/SMS/MMS messaging ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

M. all instruments used to inquire of each official as to whether they possess any responsive records above, and all of their responses

Please do not include spam or draft messages.

We remind you of your obligations to provide electronic records in any format we request them in, as long that format is available to you OR easy to generate (Admin Code 67.21(l)). Therefore, conversations exported in the .eml or .msg format with all non-exempt headers, metadata, attachments, etc. are best. If the messaging app you have does not the ability to export records, screenshots are acceptable (of the entire conversation, and all metadata indicating who the conversation is with).

If you choose to convert conversations, for example, to PDF or printed format (even though we have specifically requested .eml or .msg formats), to easily redact them, you must still ensure that you have preserved the full content of the original conversation record, which contains many detailed headers beyond the generally used From/To/Subject/Sent/etc.

If on the City Attorney's advice or for other reasons, you redact portions of the metadata/headers, please specifically justify each such redaction with a legal citation (statute, ordinance, or case law).

If you provide PDFs or printed conversations or give us only a few of the headers or exclude attachments/images, and therefore withhold the other headers/attachments without proper justification, you may be in violation of SF Admin Code 67.21, 67.26, 67.27, Govt Code 6253(a), 6253.9, and/or 6255, and we may challenge your decision in court, before the Supervisor of Records, and/or the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. See also pending cases SOTF 19044 Anonymous v City Attorney and SOTF 19047 Anonymous v Mayor.

"Most recent" means the conversation that has the most recent sent or received message.

Please provide only those copies of records available without any fees. If you determine certain records would require fees, please instead provide the required (free) notice of which of those records are available and non-exempt for inspection in-person if we so choose.

Remember you must inform us whether there are are no responsive records, some fully disclosed records, some fully withheld records, or some partially disclosed/partially withheld/redacted records for each of the 145 individual requests (with justification with for all withholding).

Sincerely,
Anonymous

From: twitter.com/journo_anon

Please address the District 11 Sunshine/CPRA requests below. You have 10 days. Note that we went to the Clerk of the Board first; her employee directed us to make requests of each supervisor instead.

** Please redact your responses correctly! This is a public mailbox, and all of your responses (including emails, attachments, file shares, and the disclosed records) may be automatically and instantly available to the general public on the MuckRock.com service used to issue this request (though I am not a MuckRock representative). Once you send them to us, there's no going back. **

RE: Chat/Instant Messaging Audit (SF Board)

To Whom It May Concern:

We request under the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance (Ordinance) and the California Public Records Act (CPRA) the following items, from each Supervisor and the Clerk of the Board.
Note we have reason to believe that some Supervisors may choose to use apps like Telegram to communicate based on this news article: https://www.govtech.com/dc/San-Francisco-Officials-Hiding-Messages-from-Public.html
As used below "Conversations" include but are not limited to any metadata records showing that a conversation had taken place but is now deleted (due to expiration for example).
Various types of apps are mentioned below.

A. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Facebook Messenger ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

B. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Telegram ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

C. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Slack ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

D. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Google Hangouts ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

E. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [ Signal ]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

F. an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all OFFICIAL government account(s) of the following person in [SMS/MMS/text messages]:
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

G.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Facebook Messenger ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

H.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Telegram ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
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10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

I.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Slack ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
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4. the District 4 Supervisor
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12. the Clerk of the Board

J.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Google Hangouts ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
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11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

K.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ Signal ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
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2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
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7. the District 7 Supervisor
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10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

L.an electronic copy, in the original electronic format, with all headers, metadata, timestamps, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and inline images, except those explicitly exempted by the Ordinance, of the most recent 10 conversations (whether individual or group chats) of all PERSONAL account(s) of the following person in [ text/SMS/MMS messaging ], solely to the extent that such conversations are regarding the public's business and disclosable under relevant statute and case law, including but not limited to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017). If NO such conversations exist for each entry, remember you must state under Govt Code 6253(c) that there are no responsive records.
1. the District 1 Supervisor
2. the District 2 Supervisor
3. the District 3 Supervisor
4. the District 4 Supervisor
5. the District 5 Supervisor
6. the District 6 Supervisor
7. the District 7 Supervisor
8. the District 8 Supervisor
9. the District 9 Supervisor
10. the District 10 Supervisor
11. the District 11 Supervisor
12. the Clerk of the Board

M. all instruments used to inquire of each official as to whether they possess any responsive records above, and all of their responses

Please do not include spam or draft messages.

We remind you of your obligations to provide electronic records in any format we request them in, as long that format is available to you OR easy to generate (Admin Code 67.21(l)). Therefore, conversations exported in the .eml or .msg format with all non-exempt headers, metadata, attachments, etc. are best. If the messaging app you have does not the ability to export records, screenshots are acceptable (of the entire conversation, and all metadata indicating who the conversation is with).

If you choose to convert conversations, for example, to PDF or printed format (even though we have specifically requested .eml or .msg formats), to easily redact them, you must still ensure that you have preserved the full content of the original conversation record, which contains many detailed headers beyond the generally used From/To/Subject/Sent/etc.

If on the City Attorney's advice or for other reasons, you redact portions of the metadata/headers, please specifically justify each such redaction with a legal citation (statute, ordinance, or case law).

If you provide PDFs or printed conversations or give us only a few of the headers or exclude attachments/images, and therefore withhold the other headers/attachments without proper justification, you may be in violation of SF Admin Code 67.21, 67.26, 67.27, Govt Code 6253(a), 6253.9, and/or 6255, and we may challenge your decision in court, before the Supervisor of Records, and/or the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. See also pending cases SOTF 19044 Anonymous v City Attorney and SOTF 19047 Anonymous v Mayor.

"Most recent" means the conversation that has the most recent sent or received message.

Please provide only those copies of records available without any fees. If you determine certain records would require fees, please instead provide the required (free) notice of which of those records are available and non-exempt for inspection in-person if we so choose.

Remember you must inform us whether there are are no responsive records, some fully disclosed records, some fully withheld records, or some partially disclosed/partially withheld/redacted records for each of the 145 individual requests (with justification with for all withholding).

Sincerely,
Anonymous

From: San Francisco County Board of Supervisors

Hi Muckrock News,

The District 10 office has reviewed your Sunshine request.

Supervisor Walton does not use Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Slack, Google Hangout, Signal, SMS/MMS/text messages to conduct Official City Government business.

Supervisor Walton also does not use his personal Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Slack, Google Hangout, Signal, SMS/MMS/text messages to conduct Official City Government business.

Thank you.

Natalie Gee 朱凱勤, Chief of Staff
Office of District 10 Supervisor Shamann Walton
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl, San Francisco | Room 282
Direct: 415.554.7672 | Office: 415.554.7670
Sign up for Supervisor Walton’s monthly newsletter<https://forms.gle/xBV5WNZUBSXuquKu7>!
Follow Supervisor Walton on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/shamannwaltond10/>.

From: twitter.com/journo_anon

Ms. Gee,

Thank you for your prompt response. You stated that these apps are not used "to conduct Official City Government business." Was a search performed? Your denial is not squarely aligned with the statutory and case law language, so I want to be sure there is no wiggle room. Please clarify:

* Is it correct that both Shaman Walton (individually) and the Office of District 10 Supervisor (as an office) have determined they have NO responsive records to my request, under the CPRA and Sunshine Ordinance, including a search of personal accounts/devices re: any "writings about public business."

Any "writings about public business" are covered under City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017) - not just communications used to "conduct Official City Government business."

** Please redact your responses correctly! This is a public mailbox, and all of your responses (including emails, attachments, file shares, and the disclosed records) may be automatically and instantly available to the general public on the MuckRock.com service used to issue this request (though I am not a MuckRock representative). Once you send them to us, there's no going back. **

Sincerely,
Anonymous

From: San Francisco County Board of Supervisors

We have no records responsive to this request in total.
Supervisor Yee does not use Telegram, Signal, Slack, Google Hangouts, or text messaging to communicate with staff regarding the public's business and has no personal or official accounts with Telegram, Signal, Slack, or Google Hangouts.

Thank you.

From: twitter.com/journo_anon

Supervisor Yee,
Please clarify whether your determination of no responsive records applies to Facebook Messenger as well (it was requested in "G").
It was not listed in your 2nd paragraph.

From: San Francisco County Board of Supervisors

Hi,

The District 10 office has reviewed your Sunshine request. Both Supervisor Shamann Walton (individually) and the Office of District 10 Supervisor (as an office) have determined we have NO responsive records to your request, under the CPRA and Sunshine Ordinance, including a search of personal accounts/devices re: any "writings about public business.”

Natalie Gee 朱凱勤, Chief of Staff
Office of District 10 Supervisor Shamann Walton
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl, San Francisco | Room 282
Direct: 415.554.7672 | Office: 415.554.7670
Sign up for Supervisor Walton’s monthly newsletter<https://forms.gle/xBV5WNZUBSXuquKu7>!
Follow Supervisor Walton on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/shamannwaltond10/>.

From: San Francisco County Board of Supervisors

My office does not have any records responsive to this request.

Sincerely,
Hillary Ronen

From: twitter.com/journo_anon

Thank you District 9. Please confirm that the appropriate City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017) request/search of your Supervisor themselves was made as well.

From: San Francisco County Board of Supervisors

Yes, it also applies to Facebook Messenger – Supervisor Yee does not use Facebook Messenger.

From: San Francisco County Board of Supervisors

My office does not have any records responsive to this request.
Sincerely,
Hillary Ronen

From: twitter.com/journo_anon

Good Afternoon Ms. Ronen,

I'm not sure why your denial is phrased that way. If this is just a manner of wording, please let me know.

Here are some example denials we have received:
* "The District 10 office has reviewed your Sunshine request. Both Supervisor Shamann Walton (individually) and the Office of District 10 Supervisor (as an office) have determined we have NO responsive records to your request, under the CPRA and Sunshine Ordinance, including a search of personal accounts/devices re: any "writings about public business.” "
* "We have no records responsive to this request in total. Supervisor Yee does not use Telegram, Signal, Slack, Google Hangouts, or text messaging to communicate with staff regarding the public's business and has no personal or official accounts with Telegram, Signal, Slack, or Google Hangouts."

If you are unable to explicitly confirm that you (Ms. Ronen), not just your office, also have no records responsive to this request on your *personal accounts and devices* per a City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017) search, then I will need to pursue this request before the Supervisor of Records, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, and/or any available judicial remedy.

** Please redact your responses correctly! This is a public mailbox, and all of your responses (including emails, attachments, file shares, and the disclosed records) may be automatically and instantly available to the general public on the MuckRock.com service used to issue this request (though I am not a MuckRock representative). Once you send them to us, there's no going back. **

Thank you,
Anonymous

From: San Francisco County Board of Supervisors

Greetings.

The District 9 Office has review your sunshine request. Both Supervisor Ronen (individually) and the office of District 9 (as an office) have determined we have no records responsive to your request, under the CPRA and Sunshine Ordinance, including a search of personal accounts/devices re: any "writings about public business.”

Best,
Carolyn

Carolyn Ji Jong Goossen
譚子莊
Chief of Staff
Supervisor Hillary Ronen
City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244
San Francisco, CA 94102-4689
Phone: 415-554-7729
Email: carolyn.goossen@sfgov.org<mailto:hillary.ronen@sfgov.org>

Pronouns Used: she and her

From: twitter.com/journo_anon

Thanks - I appreciate it!

From: San Francisco County Board of Supervisors

Pardon the slight delay, which was the result of Supervisor Peskin being out of the country. On the Supervisor's behalf, there are no records responsive to this request.

Sincerely,
Lee

Lee Hepner
Legislative Aide
Supervisor Aaron Peskin
(415) 554-7419 | pronouns: he, him, his

From: twitter.com/journo_anon

Thank you. This is a follow-up request for all affidavits/declarations/notices/emails/etc. or other instruments used by the Supervisor to indicate they do not have responsive records on personal property subject to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017).

** Please redact your responses correctly! This is a public mailbox, and all of your responses (including emails, attachments, file shares, and the disclosed records) may be automatically and instantly available to the general public on the MuckRock.com service used to issue this request (though I am not a MuckRock representative). Once you send them to us, there's no going back. **

From: San Francisco County Board of Supervisors

All responsive records have been provided, and I am not aware of any provision of the Sunshine Ordinance that obligates us to create a new record in the form of a verified affidavit or other declaration.

Lee Hepner
Legislative Aide
Supervisor Aaron Peskin
(415) 554-7419 | pronouns: he, him, his

From: twitter.com/journo_anon

I am not asking you to create a record. If however, you *did* previously make any records, for example by emailing/texting/etc. the Supervisor, to ask about this request and whether they had records on their personal property (as required by City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017)), then those messages (questions and replies if any), I would like.

** Please redact your responses correctly! This is a public mailbox, and all of your responses (including emails, attachments, file shares, and the disclosed records) may be automatically and instantly available to the general public on the MuckRock.com service used to issue this request (though I am not a MuckRock representative). Once you send them to us, there's no going back. **

Thanks,
Anonymous

From: San Francisco County Board of Supervisors

No such records exist. Thank you.

-Lee

Lee Hepner
Legislative Aide
Supervisor Aaron Peskin
(415) 554-7419 | pronouns: he, him, his

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