Shelter Bed Set-Asides

Anonymous filed this request with the Department of Emergency Management of San Francisco City and County, CA.


From: Anonymous

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Below are new Immediate Disclosure Requests (SF Admin Code 67.25(a)) directed to your agency and its department head. Rolling records responses are requested (SFAC 67.25(d)) if you are unable to immediately produce records.

Please provide all emails, records, or data pertaining to a) the number of shelter beds set aside for HSOC or its ERT (encampment resolution team), b) the number of shelter beds set aside for the HOT outreach works, and c) the nature of these beds - what shelter they are located in and their duration. Please provide that data for every day from the period of Jan 1st, 2021 through March 31st, 2021. In other words, the data should show how many shelter beds and what kind of shelter beds were set aside for the ERT and HOT outreach workers on each day from that period.

Please explain the way this shelter bed information is stored- if it is kept in a database, please provide the name of the database and please release its data dictionary.

Please provide any meeting minutes from daily meetings pertaining to the aforementioned shelter set-asides or emails containing such minutes. Please be sure to include all city officials names and email addresses in the CC and BCC fields.

Please see this link for HSH minutes which references the fact that beds are set aside for HSOC purposes (Mary Ellen Caroline: Executive Director for the Department of Emergency Management refers to "HSOC set asides"):

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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.



From: Department of Emergency Management

Dear Anonymous,

Attached to this email please find the records you requested of the COVID Command Center. Per your request, this information is stored within the Daily Allocation email which are attached to this e-mail.

Thank you,

Joint Information Center

COVID Command Center

City and County of San Francisco

From: Anonymous

Hi thank you for the response. Can you please provide a version that includes the site names and addresses, or justify the Section 6255 redactions? The public has a right to know this information.

From: Department of Emergency Management

Dear Anonymous,

The Department of Emergency Management has consulted with other City Departments regarding the responsive records to your original request.

Please find attached a copy of the responsive records without redactions. We have withdrawn the original redactions in the interest of public disclosure.

Thank you.

Victor Wai Ho Lim, MPA | 林偉浩
CCC Liaison to Electeds & Board of Supervisors
Joint Information Center API Outreach Campaign Manager
San Francisco Covid-19 Command Center

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