SF MTA survey on 'manspreading'

CJ Ciaramella filed this request with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency of San Francisco, CA.
Tracking # 15-024
Est. Completion None
Status
No Responsive Documents

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From: CJ Ciaramella

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, § 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:

Any and all documents related to the budget, costs, and/or man-hours necessary for a recently announced MTA survey on "manspreading," an etiquette problem on public transportation where men spread their legs, taking up an inordinate amount of seat space.

According to a local news report, the MTA is conducting a survey of of Muni riders on the issue "manspreading": http://abc7news.com/society/sf-muni-to-study-effects-of-manspreading/467818/

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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.

Sincerely,

CJ Ciaramella

From: SFMTA Sunshine Requests

Dear CJ Ciaramella:

I am confirming that we received your Public Records Request today. We assigned your request as PRR#15-024. In your request, you asked for the following:

Any and all documents related to the budget, costs, and/or man-hours necessary for a recently announced MTA survey on "manspreading," an etiquette problem on public transportation where men spread their legs, taking up an inordinate amount of seat space.
According to a local news report, the MTA is conducting a survey of of Muni riders on the issue "manspreading": http://abc7news.com/society/sf-muni-to-study-effects-of-manspreading/467818/

If I misunderstood your request, please let me know immediately.

Our department will identify and compile the requested information. The Sunshine Ordinance requires departments to respond as soon as possible or within ten calendar days from receipt of any records requests. Therefore, I will contact you as soon as the responsive documents are ready and will do so on or before January 30, 2015, as permitted by San Francisco Administrative Code § 67.21(b) and California Government Code § 6253(c).

Caroline Celaya
Manager, Public Records Requests
SFMTA
One South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.701.4670
415-701-4502 fax

From: Celaya, Caroline

Dear CJ Ciaramella:
On behalf of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (the “SFMTA”), this email responds to your public records request dated January 19, 2015.

You have requested a copy of:

“Any and all documents related to the budget, costs, and/or man-hours necessary for a recently announced MTA survey on "manspreading," an etiquette problem on public transportation where men spread their legs, taking up an inordinate amount of seat space.”

After reviewing our records, the SFMTA has determined that the agency does not have any records responsive to your request. There are no documents because the survey is still being developed and hasn't happened yet.

Please do not hesitate to contact the sunshine request line at 701.4670 or sfmtasunshinerequests@sfmta.com if you have further questions on this matter. Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Caroline Celaya
Manager, Public Records Requests
SFMTA
One South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.701.4670
415-701-4502 fax

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