Coronavirus response and homelessness (Department of Public Health)

Dana Sniezko filed this request with the Department of Public Health of San Francisco, CA.
Multi Request Coronavirus response and homelessness
Due Nov. 17, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Dana Sniezko

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Documents created from February 15, 2020 to the date this request is processed related to novel coronavirus (Covid, Coronavirus, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2) and the housing, quarantine, or isolation of homeless or vulnerable persons on public or private property, including at shelters, convention centers, stadiums, hotels, apartments, tents, trailers (RVs, recreational vehicles, campers), parks, piers, ships, other structures or locations.

Please search specifically for:

1) Communications (including electronic communications) between agency head, officials, employees, agents, or volunteers, sent intra-department or to other government agencies, private corporations, organizations, or individuals.

2) Acquisition and Contract documents, including requests for proposals (RFPs), proposals/quotes submitted by vendors, contracts, leases, budget requests, project/equipment budgets, cost allocations or reimbursements, insurance contracts, memorandums of understanding (MOUs), memorandums of agreement (MOAs) or any other agreements with other government agencies, private corporations, organizations or individuals.

3) Meetings. Records generated from meetings on this matter including notes, minutes, or attendance records.

4) Policies documents, including guidelines, protocols, directives, opinions, charts, diagrams, training manuals and/or instructions.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Dana Sniezko

From: Department of Public Health

City and County of San Francisco

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Hi there

Your first City and County of San Francisco record request (request number #20-2057) has been submitted.
It is currently unpublished and is not available for the general public to view.

Request #20-2057.

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From: Department of Public Health

City and County of San Francisco

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #20-2057:

We are acknowledging your Public Records request that we received. In light of the global coronavirus pandemic, including declared State and local San Francisco emergencies, this effort will involve use of scarce public resources. City staff are currently deployed to perform emergency services and/or may be working remotely without access to the records that need review.

Therefore, this is to advise that due to and during the emergency, DPH’s document production may be slower than during the ordinary course of business. DPH will use its best efforts to produce responsive non-exempt records as quickly as possible and will produce records on an incremental or rolling basis. This complies with the common law rule of reason applicable to public records act responses.  (Bruce v. Gregory (1967) 65 Cal.2d 666, 673; Rosenthal v. Hansen (1973) 34 Cal.App.3d 754 (applying rule of reason).)

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From: Department of Public Health

City and County of San Francisco

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #20-2057:

Hi Dana,

Please help us identify keywords and a time frame to conduct a proper search for records. Without your help of narrowing the scope, this request is too broad and voluminous to conduct in a timely manner.

Thanks.

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From: Dana Sniezko

Hello,

As I indicated in my original request, I am requesting communications (such as emails), policy documents, and meeting notes from DPH, February 15, 2020 through May.

If you can search for documents that contain keywords for both:

coronavirus (keywords: Coronavirus, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, covid)
AND
homelessness (keywords: homelessness, homeless, unhoused, tents, encampment)

That may be sufficient for my purposes.

Best,
Dana

From: Department of Public Health

City and County of San Francisco

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Hi there

Record request #20-2057 has been closed. The closure reason supplied was:

We did not hear back from you when we asked for more clarification about your request. Since we are unable to conduct a diligent search for responsive records without your guidance, we consider your request closed. If you are still interested in your request, you are welcome to submit a new request with more details at any time here: https://sanfrancisco.nextrequest.com/requests/new

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