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Open Data Implementation - Immediate Disclosure Request (SF Mayor)

twitter.com/journo_anon Public Records Requester filed this request with the Office of the Mayor of San Francisco, CA.

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From: twitter.com/journo_anon Public Records Requester

RE: Open Data Implementation - Immediate Disclosure Request ( Office of the Mayor )

Mayor's Office,

Below are Immediate Disclosure Requests (SF Admin Code 67.25(a)). Your response is required by Jan 7, 2020. Rolling records responses are requested (SFAC 67.25(d)). Exact copies of every responsive record are requested (Gov Code 6253(b)) - do not provide mere URLs, or print and scan electronic records. 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 (SFAC 67.27). All withholdings by masking or deletion (aka redactions) must be keyed by footnote or other clear reference to justification and only the minimal exempt portion of a record may be withheld (SFAC 67.26). Provide records by email (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)).

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.

1. records identifying your agency's Data Coordinator (DC) under SFAC 22D.2(c)(3)
2. the Open Data plan prepared for your agency under SFAC 22D.2(c)(3)
3. any lists of data sets your agency makes publicly-available under SFAC 22D.2(c)(1)
4. any lists of and documentation for application programming interfaces your agency makes publicly-available under SFAC 22D.2(c)(4)(A)
5. the responses provided by your DC in CY 2019 to comments and public feedback under SFAC 22D.2(c)(4)(D)

NOTE: Please be certain you have properly redacted all of your responses. Once you send them to us, there is no going back. The email address sending this request is a publicly- viewable mailbox. 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 public records.



From: Office of the Mayor


Your request is neither simple nor routine nor readily answerable and requires consultation with other departments. Accordingly, we will respond within the full 10 day period for a regular request, barring the need for a further extension. See Cal. Gov. Code 6253 and Admin. Code 67.25(b).

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

From: Office of the Mayor


We received your request below on January 6 and notified you that we would respond within the full 10 day period. Our response is as follows:

Regarding Item 1 concerning the identity of our DC, covering the Mayor's Office and the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development, please see the attached spreadsheet.

Regarding Item 2 regarding our open data plan, please see the attached PDF file. You can also access the plan here at https://datasf.org/publishing/plans/#mayor by selecting the dropdown for Jan 2017 to Dec 2017.

Regarding Item 3, published datasets and APIs are available at https://data.sfgov.org/browse?Department-Metrics_Publishing-Department=Mayor.

Regarding Item 4, every dataset has an API behind as well as documentation for how to interact with it as well. You can access from the portal on every dataset as pictured below. (link to the dataset: https://data.sfgov.org/Housing-and-Buildings/Mayor-s-Office-of-Housing-and-Community-Developmen/9rdx-httc).

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Regarding Item 5, we have no responsive records as we have no record of any comments or feedback to respond to in that timeframe.

If you have additional questions regarding open data compliance, please let us know.

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

From: twitter.com/journo_anon Public Records Requester

Thank you this request is complete.