Walter Wong and other Communications - Immediate Disclosure Request (SF BoS/Shamann Walton)

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From: Anonymous Person

Supervisor Shamann Walton and SF Board of Supervisors:

Below are new Immediate Disclosure Requests (SF Admin Code 67.25(a)) directed to you. Your response is required by July 10, 2020. Rolling records responses are requested (SFAC 67.25(d)) if you are unable to immediately produce records. Exact copies of every responsive record are requested (Gov Code 6253(b)) - do not: provide mere URLs, print and scan electronic records, convert native files to PDFs, or provide black and white versions of any color images. Provide only copies of records not requiring fees and in-person inspection of all other records (GC 6253).

Walter Wong pled guilty on July 6, 2020 to Conspiracy to Commit Honest Services Wire Fraud and Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering. We have now started receiving texts and emails with Wong and his companies from Harlan Kelly Jr, London Breed's office, and others.

Please provide rolling responses, starting with the most recent records and going backwards.

1. All text, email, or chat messages (including group messages, in any form or application including but not limited to SMS, MMS, iMessage, WhatsApp, WeChat, Signal, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Hangouts, Skype, Teams) sent or received to/cc/bcc/from between Shamann Walton and Walter Wong/Jaidin Consulting Group/Jaidin Associates (including but not limited to jaidin@pacbell.net, jdngrp@pacbell.net, or any email address ending with jaidin.net ), on government or personal accounts from Jan 1, 2015 and present (you must search personal accounts pursuant to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017))

2. All text, email, or chat messages (including group messages, in any form or application including but not limited to SMS, MMS, iMessage, WhatsApp, WeChat, Signal, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Hangouts, Skype, Teams) sent or received to/cc/bcc/from between Harlan Kelly Jr. and Shamann Walton, on government or personal accounts from Jan 1, 2015 and present (you must search personal accounts pursuant to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017))

3. All text, email, or chat messages (including group messages, in any form or application including but not limited to SMS, MMS, iMessage, WhatsApp, WeChat, Signal, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Hangouts, Skype, Teams) sent or received to/cc/bcc/from between Shamann Walton and Mohammed Nuru, on government or personal accounts from Jan 1, 2015 and present (you must search personal accounts pursuant to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017))

4. All text, email, or chat messages (including group messages, in any form or application including but not limited to SMS, MMS, iMessage, WhatsApp, WeChat, Signal, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Hangouts, Skype, Teams) sent or received to/cc/bcc/from between Shamann Walton and Naomi Kelly, on government or personal accounts from Jan 1, 2015 and present (you must search personal accounts pursuant to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017))

5. All text, email, or chat messages (including group messages, in any form or application including but not limited to SMS, MMS, iMessage, WhatsApp, WeChat, Signal, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Hangouts, Skype, Teams) sent or received to/cc/bcc/from between Shamann Walton and London Breed, on government or personal accounts from Jan 1, 2015 and present (you must search personal accounts pursuant to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017))

For text or chat messages: While the phone numbers are not needed, the following must be preserved: the timestamps, the textual content, attachments, and images, and also ALL sender and recipient names (including groups). Pursuant to SF Admin Code 67.21(l), which requires you to use any electronic format that we request, please provide the records in spreadsheet format. For an example of the format of the response, see SFPD Chief Scott's prior response here: https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2020/04/14/Text_Messages_Breed_Scott_Redacted.pdf and clearly referenced redaction justifications here: https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2020/04/14/ChiefOfficeResponse201.pdf (though I do not concede all of them are appropriate redactions) .

For email messages: all attachments, headers (including BCC), metadata, and content must be provided. Do NOT print and scan/OCR - provide emails as PDFs that preserve searchable, native text. See SOTF 19044, Anonymous v. Herrera.

Do not destroy or discard any responsive records - we will appeal every withholding and CPRA or Sunshine violation. We will cross-check your responses with all other parties to ensure you have not destroyed or withheld records improperly.

Your non-exhaustive obligations:
- All withholding of any information must be justified in writing (SFAC 67.27).
- All withholdings by masking or deletion (aka redactions) must be keyed by footnote or other clear reference to the specific justification for that redaction, and only the minimal exempt portion of any record may be withheld (SFAC 67.26).
- You must respond to emailed requests (SFAC 67.21(b)).
- You must notify us of whether or not responsive records exist and/or were withheld for each below request (Gov Code 6253(c), 6255(b)).
- You must state the name and title of each person responsible for withholding any information (Gov Code 6253(d)).
- Do not impose any end-user restrictions upon me (Santa Clara Co. vs Superior Ct, 170 Cal.App 4th 1301); so if you use a third-party website like NextRequest to publish records, please make them completely public without any login or sign-in.

You must do all of the above things in your response, and you cannot wait until we file complaints.

****** We have no duty to, and we will not again, remind the City of its obligations. Instead, we will file complaints for every Sunshine Ordinance or CPRA violation. We will continue to file complaints until the City's procedures are modified to fully comply with the Sunshine Ordinance and CPRA, without caveat or exception. ******

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

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 (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 City all be disclosable public records.

Sincerely,
Anonymous

From: San Francisco County Board of Supervisors

Hi there,

Thank you for your patience. Here are the records in our possession that meet your request.

Best,
Abe

Abe Evans, Administrative Aide
Office of District 10 Supervisor Shamann Walton
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl, San Francisco | Room 282
Direct: 415.554.4550 | Office: 415.554.7670
Cell: 415.212.8404
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