Waived Parking Tickets between Jan. 1, 2014 and Aug. 15, 2014 in

Sam Biddle filed this request with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency of San Francisco, CA.
Tracking # 2014-430
Status
Completed

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From: Sam Biddle

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A list of waived parking tickets processed between Jan. 1, 2014 and Aug. 15, 2014, including the license plate on the citation, the name of the individual cited, and the name of the official who waived the ticket, and any documentation as to why these tickets were waived.

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,

Sam Biddle

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 15, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: SFPDMediaRelations (POL)

Mr. Biddle,
This request should be forwarded to the SFMTA as they are the department that handles parking violations.

Thank you.

From: MuckRock

Hello,

Per the attached communications, this request is being forwarded to your office. Acknowledgement and an estimated date of completion would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

From: SFMTA Sunshine Requests

Dear Mr. Biddle:

I am confirming that we received your Public Records Request today. We assigned your request as PRR#2014-430. In your request, you asked for the following:

• A list of waived parking tickets processed between Jan. 1, 2014 and Aug. 15, 2014, including the license plate on the citation, the name of the individual cited, and the name of the official who waived the ticket, and any documentation as to why these tickets were waived.

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 by the end of the next business day following receipt of any Immediate Disclosure Requests. Therefore, I will contact you as soon as the responsive documents are ready and will do so on or before September 12, 2014, as permitted by San Francisco Administrative Code § 67.25(a).

Please note that the Public Records Act requires an agency to make available to any person a copy of an “identifiable record or records” in its possession, unless the record is specifically exempt from disclosure. (Please see California Government Code § 6253(b).) The City’s obligation under the Sunshine Ordinance, like the Public Records Act, is to produce public records in its custody. (See San Francisco Administration Code § 67.20(b).) There is no requirement that a department or officer construct a document to meet the specifications of the request.

I will attempt to email responsive documents to you, if you provided an email address. Hard copies of any 8.5x11 documents that are made available to you will cost $0.10 per copy, as allowed by the San Francisco Administrative Code § 67.28(c). This section states "a fee not to exceed 10 cents per page may be charged." Checks should be made out to "The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency."

Our office is located at:

One South Van Ness Avenue
7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Public Records Requests to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency could be sent via email at sfmtasunshinerequests@sfmta.com or via Fax at (415) 701-4502. The sunshine request telephone number is (415) 701-4670.

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

From: Celaya, Caroline

Dear Mr. Biddle:

On behalf of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), this email responds to your public records request dated September 2, 2014.

Please be advised we are hereby invoking an extension of an additional 14 calendar days from September 12, 2014, to respond to your request.

Under the California Public Records Act and the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance, the deadline can be extended for an additional fourteen days due to "the need to search for and collect the requested records from field facilities or other establishments that are separate from the office processing the request." Cal. Gov't Code §6253(c)(1). The SFMTA is invoking the extension on these grounds because staff must search for and collect records from field facilities that are separate from the office processing the request. We will endeavor to respond to your request as soon as possible, but not later than September 26, 2014.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Sunshine Request line at 415-701-4670 or sfmtasunshinerequests@sfmta.com if you have any questions.

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

From: Celaya, Caroline

Dear Mr. Biddle:

On behalf of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (the "SFMTA"), this email responds to your public records request dated .

The Records Requested

You have requested a copy of:

“• A list of waived parking tickets processed between Jan. 1, 2014 and Aug. 15, 2014, including the license plate on the citation, the name of the individual cited, and the name of the official who waived the ticket, and any documentation as to why these tickets were waived..”

Document Production

The SFMTA has documents responsive to your request and has placed them on a compact disc as the files are too large to send via email. The disc is being sent to the address listed in your email below via USPS. The SFMTA has determined that it has no other records responsive to this request so it considers the matter closed.

Please contact the Sunshine request line at (415) 701-4670 or at sfmtasunshinerequests@sfmta.com if you have any further questions regarding this matter or if you would like additional information.

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

From: Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Office

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

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