Twitter Records (SF City Attorney) - Immediate Disclosure Request

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From: Anonymous Person

City Attorney,

Attached is a CPRA/Sunshine immediate disclosure request for public records directed to San Francisco City Attorney where "Department Head" is defined as Dennis Herrera.

A response is required by Jan. 7, 2020. Rolling records responses are requested. Please provide only those records not requiring fees - and a required notice of in-person inspection of fee-based records. We do not want mere URLs; we want exact copies (Gov Code 6253(b)).

We are now verifying your jurisdiction’s compliance with Knight First Amendment Institute v. Trump, No. 1:17-cv-5205 (S.D.N.Y.), No. 18-1691 (2d Cir.) holding that "the First Amendment does not permit a public official who utilizes a social media account for all manner of official purposes to exclude persons from an otherwise‐open online dialogue because they expressed views with which the official disagrees." You are required to provide the records that exist as of receipt of this request. Do not modify your block lists after receipt of this request to avoid providing evidence of non-compliance to us. We will also be verifying that you produce all social media writings as public records pursuant to the CPRA.

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 and various services that mirror those documents for analysis and research by journalists and the general public (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 government all be disclosable public records.

Sincerely,

Anonymous

From: San Francisco City Attorney

Anonymous,

Here is our response to your “California Public Records Act Request: Twitter Records (SF City Attorney) – Immediate Disclosure Request”. Please note we are responding only on behalf of our own office and not on behalf of any other departments.

1. See attachment “Q1 and Q3 - Agency blocked and muted accounts”
2. Department head account “@dennisherrera” does not block any accounts.
3. See doc “Q1 and Q3 - Agency blocked and muted accounts”
4. Department head account “@dennisherrera” does not mute any accounts.
5. Please note that 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 January 21, 2020.
6. See doc “Q6 - Agency 5 recent tweets”. In this document some posts read “You Retweeted”. “You” refers to the agency’s account, @sfcityattorney.
7. See doc “Q7 - May 9 25 Agency sent tweets”. In this document some posts read “You Retweeted”. “You” refers to the agency’s account, @sfcityattorney.
8. See doc “Q8 - May 9-25 Agency received tweets”
9. No direct messages were sent or received by the agency’s account during this period.
10. See doc “Q10 - Dept Head 5 recent tweets”
11. See doc “Q11 - May 9-25 Dept Head sent tweets”
12. See doc “Q12 - May 9-25 Dept Head received tweets”
13. No direct messages were sent or received by the department head’s account during this period.

Please see below download credentials and FTP link to retrieve the responsive documents.

Your credentials:

Username: OTBLXULYET

Password: dxEjG3B3

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

The login above will expire on 1/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

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

Sincerely,

[cid:image002.jpg@01D5C57B.43314790]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 see the following files, and I'm not sure which is which for 2-7 with respect to the titles in your cover letter.
Responsive Doc 7.pdf
Responsive Doc 3.pdf
Responsive Doc 5.pdf
Responsive Doc 6.pdf
Responsive Doc 2.pdf
Responsive Doc 4.pdf

For responsive document 1 (the blocked and muted), please provide the actual records on the actual URL I discussed (feel free to print to PDF, I don't care about the format, just all information on the page), as I requested exact copies.

For your responses to requests 2 and 3, please provide the actual record as well, which should show that no one is blocked/muted.

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 and various services that mirror those documents for analysis and research by journalists and the general public (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 government all be disclosable public records.

Thanks,
Anonymous

From: Anonymous Person

Thank you. *CORRECTED BELOW*

I see the following files, and I'm not sure which is which for 2-7 with respect to the titles in your cover letter.
Responsive Doc 7.pdf
Responsive Doc 3.pdf
Responsive Doc 5.pdf
Responsive Doc 6.pdf
Responsive Doc 2.pdf
Responsive Doc 4.pdf

For responsive document 1 (the blocked and muted), please provide the actual records on the actual URL I discussed (feel free to print to PDF, I don't care about the format, just all information on the page), as I requested exact copies.

For your responses to requests 2 and *4*, please provide the actual record as well, which should show that no one is blocked/muted.

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 and various services that mirror those documents for analysis and research by journalists and the general public (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 government all be disclosable public records.

Thanks,
Anonymous

From: San Francisco City Attorney

Responsive Doc 1 is Q1 and Q3. Responsive Doc 2 is Q6. Responsive Doc 3 is Q7. Responsive Doc 4 is Q8. Responsive Doc 5 is Q10. Responsive Doc 6 is Q11. Responsive Doc 7 is Q12.

Thanks,

[cid:image002.jpg@01D5C605.3265B4C0]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

Thanks - do you plan on giving me the exact copies of the below records? It is unknown why Ms. Bedard constructed some sort of table record after my request, instead of your office giving me a copy of the original record:

For responsive document 1 (the blocked and muted), please provide the actual records on the actual URL I discussed (feel free to print to PDF, I don't care about the format, just all information on the page), as I requested exact copies.

For your responses to requests 2 and 4, please provide the actual record as well, which should show that no one is blocked/muted.

From: Anonymous Person

City Attorney - do you intend to provide exact copies of records for requests #2 or #4, redacted in full compliance with Sunshine? Please inform. I requested exact copies on Jan 3, and timeliness runs from that date.

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 and various services that mirror those documents for analysis and research by journalists and the general public (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 government all be disclosable public records.

From: San Francisco City Attorney

Dear Anonymous,

Please see attached screenshots responsive to your request. We are providing them in this format at this time, but reserve the right to provide them in the future in a format we deem most appropriate.

Sincerely,

[cid:image003.jpg@01D5D06A.6425FE60]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 for your present compliance. If in the future you do not provide records pursuant to CPRA/Sunshine, we will further complaints.

From: Anonymous Person

Fyi you had declared a jan 21 deadline for request 5.

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 and various services that mirror those documents for analysis and research by journalists and the general public (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 government all be disclosable public records.

From: San Francisco City Attorney

Dear requester,

Sorry, we had meant to respond by the 21st. In response to your fifth request concerning the twitter archive, you are asking us to go onto twitter and create a new record, which the public records act and sunshine ordinance do not require.

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

[cid:image002.jpg@01D5D784.1CE91570]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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