|Submitted||April 28, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
I would like to obtain all emails sent to, from, or copied to Ed Lee Former Mayor of San Francisco from January 1, 2015 to Present day, containing any of the following non-case-sensitive key-strings: 'EB-5', 'Regional Center', 'USCIS' or 'EB5'.
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.
Taylor Scott Amarel
VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL
Requestor: Taylor Scott Amarel
May 9, 2018
Re: Public Records Request received on April 30, 2018
Dear Mr. Amarel:
This letter responds to your Public Records Request sent via email on April 27, 2018 received by the Mayor's Office via email on April 30, 2018. In your request, you ask for the following from the Mayor's Office:
"I would like to obtain all emails sent to, from, or copied to Ed Lee Former Mayor of San Francisco from January 1, 2015 to Present day, containing any of the following non-case-sensitive key-strings: 'EB-5', 'Regional Center', 'USCIS' or 'EB5'."
Response dated May 9, 2018
With regard to your Public Records Request, we have completed our search and we are provided you copies of responsive records in the possession of the Mayor's Office.
Please also note that we have redacted personal information from these documents in order to protect the individual's right to privacy. (See Cal. Govt. Code Secs. 6254(c), 6254(k), 6254.29; California Constitution, Art. I, Sec. 1; 5 U.S.C § 552a; 8 U.S.C. § 1367.) We have also withheld documents constituting immigration records of individuals and redacted identifying information of individuals that would reveal their immigration status on the basis of privacy and because such information is confidential under federal law. (See Cal. Govt. Code Secs. 6254(c), 6254(k), 6254.29; California Constitution, Art. I, Sec. 1; 5 U.S.C § 552a; 8 U.S.C. § 1367.)
Please note that we are responding on behalf of the Mayor's Office only, and not on behalf of other City departments.
If you have any questions regarding your request or would like to send another sunshine request, please do not hesitate to contact the Mayor's Office at email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Victor Wai Ho Lim
Mayor's Office of Communications
Thank you very much the documents are most helpful. Happy Thursday!
An interim response, stating the request is being processed.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following California Public Records Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 28, 2018. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response. You had assigned it reference number #84788A.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Dear Taylor Scott Amarel,
Your Public Records Request submitted to the Office of the Mayor on April 28, 2018 was fulfilled on May 9, 2018 as set forth in the correspondence below from Victor Wai Ho Lim. You also appear to have acknowledged receipt of the same in your email in reply that same day. Please let us know if there is some issue or concern you have with the response. I am resubmitting the responsive documents previously produced in case you had difficulty in accessing them.
Office of the Mayor
City and County of San Francisco