Public Integrity Communications (SF City Attorney) - Immediate Disclosure Request

Anonymous Person filed this request with the San Francisco City Attorney of San Francisco, CA.
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From: Anonymous Person

City Attorney'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 Feb 20, 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 communications sent to the publicintegrity@sfgov.org email address since Jan 21, 2020 until present.
2. Please also provide an SFAC 67.21(c) written statement of the existence or quantity of these emails in #1 (even if you believe their contents to be exempt) within 7 days (no extensions)

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

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

Sincerely,
Anonymous

From: San Francisco City Attorney

Dear requester,

All records responsive to your request are confidential and exempt from disclosure under Charter sections F1.107(c) and F1.110(b), San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Article IV, sections 4.120 and 4.123, Evidence Code sections 1040 and 1041, and Government Code section 6254(c).
Please send replies to cityattorney@sfcityatty.org<mailto:cityattorney@sfcityatty.org>
Sincerely,

[cid:image002.jpg@01D5EB28.A0D12D20]Elizabeth A. Coolbrith
Paralegal
Office of City Attorney Dennis Herrera
(415) 554-4685 Direct
www.sfcityattorney.org
Find us on: Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/sfcityattorney/> Twitter<https://twitter.com/SFCityAttorney> Instagram<https://www.instagram.com/sfcityattorney/>

From: Anonymous Person

Thank you - I will await the quantity statement, due in 7 days, even if exempt. There's no St. Croix to argue for refusing to provide quantities this time.

Furthermore, local law, Charter sections F1.107(c) and F1.110(b), San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Article IV, sections 4.120 and 4.123, cannot exempt anything not already exempted in the CPRA. Therefore only Evidence Code sections 1040 and 1041, and Government Code section 6254(c) are relevant.

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.

From: San Francisco City Attorney

Dear requester,

I am responding on behalf of the City Attorney's Office to your below request for 67.21(c) statement. Please note that our office does not have direct access to the publicintegrity@sfgov.org<mailto:publicintegrity@sfgov.org> email account; however, the controller's office does, and they are in the process of responding to a similar request from you on this matter.
Please send replies to cityattorney@sfcityatty.org<mailto:cityattorney@sfcityatty.org>
Sincerely,

[cid:image002.jpg@01D5EC87.76264FA0]Elizabeth A. Coolbrith
Paralegal
Office of City Attorney Dennis Herrera
(415) 554-4685 Direct
www.sfcityattorney.org
Find us on: Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/sfcityattorney/> Twitter<https://twitter.com/SFCityAttorney> Instagram<https://www.instagram.com/sfcityattorney/>

From: Anonymous Person

Thank you - they have responded with a quantity.

From: Anonymous Person

This is a new immediate disclosure request for the records described by Herrera in the following memo https://sfmayor.org/sites/default/files/03.10.20%20Memo.pdf as "initial set of records Hui voluntarily provided after [the Feb 18, 2020] interview."

At this time, whatever format you can provide immediately is sufficient.

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.

From: Anonymous Person

George Cothran,

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 you individually and your agency.

1. The records described by Herrera in the following memo https://sfmayor.org/sites/default/files/03.10.20%20Memo.pdf as "initial set of records Hui voluntarily provided after [the Feb 18, 2020] interview."
2. "Hui's personal emails" referred to in page 7 bottom para of the above linked document.
3. All exhibits to both memos in the above document.

Your initial response is required by Mar 11, 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. ******

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

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

Sincerely,
Anonymous

From: Anonymous Person

Keslie Stewart,

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 you individually and your agency.

1. The records described by Herrera in the following memo https://sfmayor.org/sites/default/files/03.10.20%20Memo.pdf as "initial set of records Hui voluntarily provided after [the Feb 18, 2020] interview."
2. "Hui's personal emails" referred to in page 7 bottom para of the above linked document.
3. All exhibits to both memos in the above document.

Your initial response is required by Mar 11, 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. ******

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

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

Sincerely,
Anonymous

From: Anonymous Person

Jesse Smith,

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 you individually and your agency.

1. The records described by Herrera in the following memo https://sfmayor.org/sites/default/files/03.10.20%20Memo.pdf as "initial set of records Hui voluntarily provided after [the Feb 18, 2020] interview."
2. "Hui's personal emails" referred to in page 7 bottom para of the above linked document.
3. All exhibits to both memos in the above document.

Your initial response is required by Mar 11, 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. ******

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

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

Sincerely,
Anonymous

From: San Francisco City Attorney

Dear requester,

We are responding to your public records requests to various staff concerning yesterday's memorandum concerning Mr. Hui. In the future, please direct requests to this email (cityattorney@sfcityatty.org<mailto:cityattorney@sfcityatty.org> ) as this makes it easier for us to track the requests and timely respond.

In response to your requests for the "personal emails" referenced in the memo and for the exhibits to the memo, those are all available on our office's website: https://www.sfcityattorney.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Investigation-of-Tom-Hui-Director-of-the-Department-of-Building-Inspection-March-10-2020.pdf . All of the redactions to those documents were based on privacy.

As to the requests for the "initial set of records Mr. Hui voluntarily provided," we are invoking an extension of time under Government Code section 6253(c) due to the need to search for, collect, and appropriately examine a voluminous amount of separate and distinct records. We will endeavor to process your request as quickly as possible and anticipate responding no later than the close of business March 25, 2020.
Please send replies to cityattorney@sfcityatty.org<mailto:cityattorney@sfcityatty.org>

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Office of City Attorney Dennis Herrera
(415) 554-4700 Reception
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www.sfcityattorney.org
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From: San Francisco City Attorney

Dear requester,

I am responding on behalf of the City Attorney's Office to your below request. We expect to produce responsive documents by end of the week, but we will need to redact some of them due to privacy reasons. (See Cal Const., Article I, section 1; Cal. Government Code Section 6254(c), (k); Admin. Code Section 67.1(g).)

San Francisco is currently under a Public Health Order<https://www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/files/HealthOrderC19-07-%20Shelter-in-Place.pdf> that requires residents to stay home except for essential needs and services. This order is in effect until April 7. To learn more, visit sf.gov/coronavirus<http://sf.gov/coronavirus>. For information about the City's Order, please see the City's frequently updated FAQs<https://sf.gov/stay-home-except-essential-needs>. San Francisco is also under a statewide stay at home order<https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/>, which has no end date. Find information on temporary service rules for the City and County of San Francisco here<https://www.sfcityattorney.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVID-19-Service-Notice.pdf>. All of this information is being revised as circumstances evolve, so check back for updates.

Please send replies to cityattorney@sfcityatty.org<mailto:cityattorney@sfcityatty.org>

Sincerely,

[cid:image002.jpg@01D602C8.CA12C1F0]Elizabeth A. Coolbrith
Paralegal
Office of City Attorney Dennis Herrera
(415) 554-4685 Direct
www.sfcityattorney.org
Find us on: Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/sfcityattorney/> Twitter<https://twitter.com/SFCityAttorney> Instagram<https://www.instagram.com/sfcityattorney/>

From: San Francisco City Attorney

Dear requester,

I am responding on behalf of the City Attorney's Office to your below request. Below please find the FTP credentials to download the responsive records. Please note that we redacted personal information based on privacy considerations on pages 1, 6, 8-12, 15-26, 28, 30, 32, 40-42, 45, 47, 51, 53, 60, 63, 66, 71, 79, 86, 93, 97-98, 100, 103-104, 107-108, 110, 118, 123, 138-139, 144, 149, 152, 155, 157, 159, and 162-163 (see Cal Const., Article I, section 1; Cal. Government Code Section 6254(c), (k); Admin. Code Section 67.1(g).) In addition, we redacted architectural drawings, which are protected by copyright and are exempt from production, on pages 64, 67-70, 82-83, 85, 92, and 141-143 (see 17 USC 107 and Cal Health and Safety Code 19851).

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Your credentials:

Username: TERIGTBEZL

Password: 5DyWZeX8

Download URL:
https://sfftp.sfgov.org

The login above will expire on 4/3/2020 12:00:00 AM
San Francisco is currently under a Public Health Order<https://www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/files/HealthOrderC19-07-%20Shelter-in-Place.pdf> that requires residents to stay home except for essential needs and services. This order is in effect until April 7. To learn more, visit sf.gov/coronavirus<http://sf.gov/coronavirus>. For information about the City's Order, please see the City's frequently updated FAQs<https://sf.gov/stay-home-except-essential-needs>. San Francisco is also under a statewide stay at home order<https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/>, which has no end date. Find information on temporary service rules for the City and County of San Francisco here<https://www.sfcityattorney.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVID-19-Service-Notice.pdf>. All of this information is being revised as circumstances evolve, so check back for updates.

Please send replies to cityattorney@sfcityatty.org<mailto:cityattorney@sfcityatty.org>

Sincerely,

[cid:image003.jpg@01D6044B.A86025A0]Elizabeth A. Coolbrith
Paralegal
Office of City Attorney Dennis Herrera
(415) 554-4685 Direct
www.sfcityattorney.org
Find us on: Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/sfcityattorney/> Twitter<https://twitter.com/SFCityAttorney> Instagram<https://www.instagram.com/sfcityattorney/>

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