DCCC/Supervisors Secret Meeting - Immediate Disclosure Request

twitter.com/journo_anon filed this request with the San Francisco District Attorney's office of San Francisco, CA.
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From: twitter.com/journo_anon

David Campos:

A (different) anonymous person brought the following SOTF complaint recently: https://sfgov.org/sunshine/sites/default/files/eotc_032321_item7.pdf#page=6

These are 2 separate requests. "The DCCC meeting" is defined as every DCCC meeting from July 19 to 23, 2020 (inclusive). You must inform me whether or not disclosable public records exist for each request below, and an explanation/justification:

1. Produce all communications planning or preparing the DCCC meeting (incl with Sup Mar, Ronen, Haney or their offices), all agenda items, all minutes, all discussions regarding the meeting either before or after the meeting took place, on any government account.

2. Produce all communications planning or preparing the DCCC meeting (incl with Sup Mar, Ronen, Haney or their offices), all agenda items, all minutes, all discussions regarding the meeting either before or after the meeting took place, on any personal account. Remember that you must produce all records on personal property about the conduct of *public* business.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

Sincerely,

Anonymous Journalist
https://sunshine-advocacy.gitlab.io/san-francisco-ca-us/01/log

From: twitter.com/journo_anon

Attached is a 67.21(d) petition against David Campos.

From: twitter.com/journo_anon

SOTF:

Please file attached complaint Anonymous v David Campos and the Office of the District Attorney and provide a file number.

--Anonymous

From: San Francisco District Attorney's office

Good Afternoon:

David Campos and the District Attorney's Office have been named as Respondents in the attached complaint filed with the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. Please respond to the attached complaint/request within five business days.

The Respondent is required to submit a written response to the allegations including any and all supporting documents, recordings, electronic media, etc., to the Task Force within five (5) business days of receipt of this notice. This is your opportunity to provide a full explanation to allow the Task Force to be fully informed in considering your response prior its meeting.

Please include the following information in your response if applicable:

1. List all relevant records with descriptions that have been provided pursuant to the Complainant request.
2. Date the relevant records were provided to the Complainant.
3. Description of the method used, along with any relevant search terms used, to search for the relevant records.
4. Statement/declaration that all relevant documents have been provided, does not exist, or has been excluded.
5. Copy of the original request for records (if applicable).

Please refer to the File Number when submitting any new information and/or supporting documents pertaining to this complaint.

The Complainant alleges:

Complaint Attached.

Cheryl Leger

Assistant Clerk, Board of Supervisors

Tel: 415-554-7724

<http://www.sfbos.org/index.aspx?page=104> Click here<http://www.sfbos.org/index.aspx?page=104> to complete a Board of Supervisors Customer Service Satisfaction form.

The Legislative Research Center<http://www.sfbos.org/index.aspx?page=9681> provides 24-hour access to Board of Supervisors legislation, and archived matters since August 1998.

Disclosures: Personal information that is provided in communications to 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: San Francisco District Attorney's office

Dear Ms. Leger:

We are in receipt of the above-referenced Sunshine Task Force complaint and the request for information referenced in the complaint. The San Francisco District Attorney's Office's response to the complaint and the request for information is two-fold:

First, the body referenced in the request for information, the "DCCC", is not a body that is in any way associated with the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. If the DCCC referenced in the request and the complaint is the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, also known as the DCCC, that is the governing arm of the local San Francisco Democratic Party. As such, that body, the DCCC, has no connection with the Office. Thus, the Office has no documents response to any request dealing with the DCCC.

Second, the reason that I did not respond to a request for information sent to this government email address regarding the DCCC is because the DCCC is a political body and we are prohibited from using government email or any resources to engage in matters connected to a local political body. It would have been inappropriate for me as a government employee to use this email address concerning a matter involving the DCCC. If an individual wants to obtain information regarding the San Francisco Democratic Party or the DCCC, they should contact that body directly and not try to do so through a government agency, such as the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, since government agencies cannot engage in political activity.

Finally, while I have served as chair of the DCCC in my personal capacity, that service is separate from my work as an employee of the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. Any information request concerning my personal involvement in the DCCC should be made through the DCCC, not this office.

Please let me know of any questions. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Respectfully yours,

David Campos

From: twitter.com/journo_anon

The Sunshine Ordinance does not bind merely agencies, it binds individual persons having custody of public records (Admin Code 67.21).
David Campos is a person having custody of a public record, and my request was directed to Campos.

The DCCC is not subject to the Sunshine Ordinance and I cannot issue requests to them.
But meetings of the DCCC having a majority of any policy body (including a committee of the BoS) constitute public meetings under the Sunshine Ordinance, Admin Code 67.3 as detailed in my complaint.
And Campos's records, even on non-government accounts, about those public meetings are public records and must be produced.

--Anonymous

From: San Francisco District Attorney's office

Thank you.

Cheryl Leger
Assistant Clerk, Board of Supervisors
Cheryl.Leger@sfgov.org<mailto:Cheryl.Leger@sfgov.org>
Tel: 415-554-7724
Fax: 415-554-5163
www.sfbos.org

[CustomerSatisfactionIcon]<http://www.sfbos.org/index.aspx?page=104> Click here<http://www.sfbos.org/index.aspx?page=104> to complete a Board of Supervisors Customer Service Satisfaction form.

The Legislative Research Center<http://www.sfbos.org/index.aspx?page=9681> provides 24-hour access to Board of Supervisors legislation, and archived matters since August 1998.

Disclosures: Personal information that is provided in communications to 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.

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