Herrera Memo on Hui - Immediate Disclosure Request

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From: Anonymous Person

DBI Dept Head,

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Below are new Immediate Disclosure Requests (SF Admin Code 67.25(a)) directed to you individually and your agency.

1. The records described by Herrera in the following memo https://sfmayor.org/sites/default/files/03.10.20%20Memo.pdf as "initial set of records Hui voluntarily provided after [the Feb 18, 2020] interview."
2. "Hui's personal emails" referred to in page 7 bottom para of the above linked document.
3. All exhibits to both memos in the above document.

Your initial response is required by Mar 11, 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 record. Provide only copies of records not requiring fees and in-person inspection of all other records (GC 6253).

Your non-exhaustive obligations:
- All withholding of any information must be justified in writing by specific statutory authority (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 to publish records, please make them completely public without any login or sign-in.

Your agency 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. ******

Do not destroy or discard any responsive records - we will appeal all withholdings or Sunshine violations.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

Sincerely,
Anonymous

From: Department of Building Inspection

VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL

March 12, 2020

requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

RE: Immediate Disclosure Request

Dear Requestor,

We received your immediate disclosure request on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 for the following:

"1. The records described by Herrera in the following memo https://sfmayor.org/sites/default/files/03.10.20%20Memo.pdf as "initial set of records Hui voluntarily provided after [the Feb 18, 2020] interview."
2. "Hui's personal emails" referred to in page 7 bottom para of the above linked document.
3. All exhibits to both memos in the above document."

RESPONSE:
For item #1, please be advised the documents are not in our possession. Therefore, we have no responsive records.

We have attached responsive documents to your request for items #2 and #3.

We have finished conducting our search and found no other documents responsive to your request. Therefore, we consider your request closed.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (415) 558-6107 or by email at dbi.sunshinerequests@sfgov.org<mailto:dbi.sunshinerequests@sfgov.org>.

Sincerely,

Lily Madjus Wu

Communications, Director's Office

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