San Francisco Airbnb Emails

Tony Webster filed this request with the Office of the Mayor of San Francisco, CA .


From: Tony Webster

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

Any and all emails (sent or received) referring to or relating to Airbnb.

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 fees cannot be waived, 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.


Tony Webster

From: MayorSunshineRequests, MYR (MYR)

Dear Mr. Webster.

We have received your request for:

1. Any and all emails (sent or received) referring to or relating to Airbnb.

Please provide a time period for the records that you seek so that we can begin to search for responsive documents.

Thanks very much.

From: Tony Webster


I would like to see any emails since June 1, 2015.

Thank you,

From: MayorSunshineRequests, MYR (MYR)

One of two emails

Requestor: Tony Webster

Re: Public Records Request dated November 7, 2015

Dear Mr. Webster:

This letter responds to your Public Records Request sent via email after business hours on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and received by custodian of public records for the Mayor’s Office on Monday, November 9, 2015. In your request, you ask for the following from the Mayor’s Office during the time period of June 1, 2015 to November 9, 2015.

1. “Any and all emails (sent or received) referring to or relating to Airbnb”.


Attached please find electronic copies of all records in the possession of the Mayor’s Office responsive to your request. Please note that we are responding on behalf of the Mayor’s Office only, and not on behalf of other City departments.

Please note that some parts of the records provided to you were legally redacted to remove individuals’ personal phone numbers, email addresses and home addresses. We are required to do so to protect the privacy interests of individuals. Withholding information to protect privacy is authorized under California Constitution, Article I, section 1, and California Government Code Sections 6254(k) and 6254(c) (authorizing the withholding of records the disclosure of which would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy). See, also, California Government Code Section 6250 and Section 67.1(g) of the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance (S.F. Admin. Code §67.1(g) (legislative findings on the right of individuals to privacy).

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

Kirsten Macaulay
Mayor’s Office of Communications

From: MayorSunshineRequests, MYR (MYR)

Two of two emails.

From: Tony Webster


Thank you for your assistance with this request - I appreciate your time and have received both emails with responsive data, and I consider the request fulfilled.

Best regards,