Gov Code 6255 Responses (SF Mayor) - Immediate Disclosure Request

Anonymous Person filed this request with the Office of the Mayor of San Francisco, CA.
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From: Anonymous Person

London Breed and Mayor's Office:

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

Below are new Immediate Disclosure Requests (SF Admin Code 67.25(a)) directed to your agency and its department head.
Your initial response is required by May 21, 2020. Rolling records responses are requested (SFAC 67.25(d)) if you are unable to immediately produce records.
Exact copies of every responsive record are requested (Gov Code 6253(b)) - do not: provide mere URLs, print and scan electronic records, convert native files to PDFs, or provide black and white versions of any color record. Provide only copies of records not requiring fees and in-person inspection of all other records (GC 6253).

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

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

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

1. All 2020 CPRA/Sunshine Ordinance responses in which your Office cited Gov Code 6255(a) or the public-interest balancing-test as a reason to withhold or redact any responsive record. All email responses should include all attachments, and use the PDFMaker conversion process if using PDFs.

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

This request is NOT subject to any waiver of timeliness requirements.

Do not exclude responses to MuckRock.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

Sincerely,
Anonymous

From: Office of the Mayor

Anonymous,

This request was not answered earlier as it was picked up by our junk mail filter. Also, as previously noted, certain provisions of the Sunshine Ordinance, including immediate disclosure requests and the 10 day period in which to provide or withhold documents, have been suspended by emergency order during the public health emergency.

Please see the attached responsive records regarding responses to records requests in which Cal. Gov. Code 6255(a) was cited, at least in part, as a basis for withholding. All redactions in the attachments to such responses are withheld for the bases set forth in the responses.

Additional files will be sent by separate email due to file size.
Regards,

Hank Heckel
Compliance Officer
Office of the Mayor
City and County of San Francisco

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From: Office of the Mayor

Anonymous,

See the additional responsive files to the request below.

  • RE_ Public Records Request

  • RE_ California Public Records Act Request_ Coronavirus response and homelessness (Office of the Mayor)

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  • RE_ PRA request from The Mercury News_ East Bay Times

  • FW_ PRA request from The Mercury News_ East Bay Times

  • RE_ [EXTERNAL] RE_ NBC Bay Area Public Records Request

  • RE_ public records requests regarding hotel room acquisitions, issues on homeless care under COVID

  • RE_ Sunshine Act Request - Immediate Disclosure Request

  • RE_ California Public Records Act Request_ Coronavirus response and homelessness (Office of the Mayor)

  • RE_ Public Records Request