Twitter Records (SF Office of Mayor) - Immediate Disclosure Request

Anonymous Person filed this request with the Office of the Mayor of San Francisco, CA.
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From: Anonymous Person

Mayor Breed and Office of the Mayor,

Attached is a CPRA/Sunshine immediate disclosure request for public records directed to Office of the Mayor where "Department Head" is defined as the Mayor.

A response is required by Dec. 24, 2019. 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: Office of the Mayor

Dear Anonymous,

Your request is neither simple nor routine nor readily answerable and it also requires consultation with other departments including IT professionals. 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).
Regards,

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

From: Office of the Mayor

Dear Anonymous,

Due to the need to consult with other city departments regarding this request, we are hereby invoking an extension of time to complete our response of no more than an additional 14 days pursuant to Government Code § 6253(c) and San Francisco Admin. Code § 67.25(b). Thus, we anticipate completing our response no later than January 16, 2019.
Regards,

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

From: Office of the Mayor

Anonymous,

Please see the responsive information to your request below, regarding the settings page from the Mayor’s official Twitter account. As shown, there are no mutes on the account. I am compiling information regarding the additional records you have sought. However, our Twitter administrator is providing the information and I will need to supplement this response tomorrow.
Regards,

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

From: Anonymous Person

Thank you. As a note, City Attorney's office chose to create new records like tables of blocked accounts. That is not a copy of the original record and we would like actual copies of the original record. Please give us copies of the original record.

From: Office of the Mayor

Anonymous,

Please see the additional responsive records to your request below, including the five most recent tweets, tweets sent May 9 to May 25 and tweets received May 9 to May 25. No direct messages were received during that time. Also included is the settings page which shows that the Mayor is not blocking anyone on Twitter.

In addition to images of the tweets, the links are embedded in the separate file for reference.
Regards,

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

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