Walter Wong, Mlok Consulting, Alternate Choice LLC, Green Source Trading LLC, Jaidin Consulting, and other Records - Immediate Disclosure Request - SF DBI

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From: Anonymous Person

Department of Building Inspection and department head,

Attached are new Immediate Disclosure Requests under the Sunshine Ordinance and 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 (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: Anonymous Person

Department of Building Inspection and department head,

Attached are new Immediate Disclosure Requests under the Sunshine Ordinance and 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 (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: Anonymous Person

Patrick Oriordan:

Attached are new Immediate Disclosure Requests under the Sunshine Ordinance and 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 (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: Anonymous Person

The attached IMMEDIATE DISCLOSURE REQUESTS replace any earlier ones you received from this email address.

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: Anonymous Person

The attached IMMEDIATE DISCLOSURE REQUESTS replace any earlier ones you received from this email address.

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: Department of Building Inspection

VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL

July 24, 2020

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

RE: Immediate Disclosure Request

Dear Requestor:

We have received your Immediate Disclosure Request on July 16, 2020 for the following;

☒1. All text or chat conversations, including group or direct messages (of any form, in any application, including but not limited to SMS, MMS, iMessage, Slack, Teams, Signal, Telegram, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Hangouts, Discord, Meet, WhatsApp, WeChat, Skype, Viber, Tango, KakaoTalk, BBM, Line, Snapchat, Messenger, Houseparty, Band, GroupMe, Voxer, Dust, Wire, Wickr Me, Threema, Silent Phone, Kik) where (a) any party is the head of your agency (whether or not that person is deemed a “department head”) and (b) any party is any of Walter Wong, Melanie Lok, Irene Lok, Washington Wong, Florence Kong, Michael Tracy, Kwan Wo Ironworks (CA Entity C1522456), SFR Recovery Inc. (CA Entity C4029688), Mlok Consulting (CA Entity C2435085), Alternate Choice LLC (CA Entity 200108610070), Green Source Trading LLC (former CA Entity 201002010311), Jaidin Consulting Group or Jaidin Associates (CA Entity 199501910014), W. Wong Construction Co. (CA Entity C0896111), Barry L. White d/b/a Western Estates Contracting, CSI General Contracting (CA Entity C3811109) (the “Named Parties”),
between Jan 1, 2010 and present. In addition to government accounts, you must search personal accounts subject to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017).
☒2. All draft, executed, terminated, and/or expired contracts (including all versions thereof) where one or more parties or signatories is any of the Named Parties. In addition to government accounts, you must search personal accounts subject to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017).
☒3. All expense reports, receipts, and invoices for any travel (and all associated items for those trips including but not limited to hotel, airfare, food, and entertainment) for your department head from Jan 1, 2010 to present. In addition to government accounts, you must search personal accounts subject to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017).
☒4. All text or chat conversations, including group or direct messages (of any form, in any application, including but not limited to SMS, MMS, iMessage, Slack, Teams, Signal, Telegram, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Hangouts, Discord, Meet, WhatsApp, WeChat, Skype, Viber, Tango, KakaoTalk, BBM, Line, Snapchat, Messenger, Houseparty, Band, GroupMe, Voxer, Dust, Wire, Wickr Me, Threema, Silent Phone, Kik) where any party is any of the Named Parties and any
of the parties is any employee of your agency (whether or not that person is a “department head”) between Jan 1, 2015 and present. In addition to government accounts, you must search personal accounts subject to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017).
☒5. All calendar or meeting entries in all calendars, including government or personal accounts (subject to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017)), where any organizer, invitee or attendee is any of the Named Parties, from Jan. 1, 2010 to present. Note that you must search and provide all calendars, even if you possess multiple calendars in addition to a Proposition G calendar. See SOTF 19047, Anonymous v. Breed . In addition to government accounts, you must search personal
accounts subject to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017).
☒6. An organizational chart of your agency
☒7. A staff directory showing at least the name, official email address, and title of all employees of your agency

RESPONSE:
Please be advised the Immediate Disclosure Request and Sunshine Ordinance production timeline provision of 10-days have been suspended due to the Stay Home Order. Thus, our response to your pending request will be processed under the California Public Records Act response timeline of 10-days and will be delayed. We are attempting to locate responsive records as fast as we can and produce them to you, accordingly in light of the Health Order limitations.

If this letter does not clearly state the documents/items you are requesting, please contact me as soon as possible so that we can begin to comply with your request.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at dbi.sunshinerequests@sfgov.org.

Sincerely,

Lily Madjus Wu
Communications, Director’s Office

From: Anonymous Person

DBI:

This is a further immediate disclosure request for the contents of TOM HUI's trash or deleted items or similar folder for his government and personal email/text/chat message accounts (including all headers, timestamps, identity of participants, message bodies, metadata, attachments, images, and formatting, in their original electronic format), where any communicating party is another city employee or official or is any of Walter Wong, Harlan Wong, Melanie Lok, Irene Lok, Washington Wong, Florence Kong, Michael Tracy, Rudolph Dwayne Jones (Dwayne Jones), Dionjay Brookter, Harlan Kelly Jr., SFPD Chief William Scott, Jeff Kositsky, Sean Elsbernd, Mohammad Nuru, Alaric Degrafinried, Mary Ellen Carroll, Abigail Stewart-Khan, Sophia Kittler, London Breed, or Mason Lee.

If such records are voluminous feel free to provide a listing of date/party/subject (or similar), and I can narrow the search. Nevertheless, you cannot destroy any records responsive to this request, for example by permanently deleting or emptying the trash.

Note that the City Attorney has opined that these kinds of "deleted" records are public, from the Good Govt Guide:

"Emails that are easily retrievable by the user must be searched in response to a public records request. This includes emails that have not been deleted; emails that have been put in the “Deleted Items” folder but have not been emptied from that folder (and hence are immediately retrievable); and emails that have been deleted and emptied from that folder but remain immediately retrievable by accessing the computer’s “Recover Deleted Items From Server” function."

You must recover whatever emails/text/chat messages are recoverable from your local trash/deleted folder and from your servers, if any.

If there are no such records, then you must explicitly indicate so.

YOU MUST PRESERVE AND MUST NOT DESTROY ANY RECORDS CURRENTLY IN THE TRASH/DELETED FOLDER OR SERVER - WE WILL APPEAL ALL WITHHOLDINGS.

If you use NextRequest or another 3rd party provider, please make the request and all documents completely public without sign-in.

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: Department of Building Inspection

VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL

August 7, 2020

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

RE: Immediate Disclosure Request

Dear Requestor:

We received your Immediate Disclosure Request on August 7, 2020 for the following:

“contents of TOM HUI's trash or deleted items or similar folder for his government and personal email/text/chat message accounts (including all headers, timestamps, identity of participants, message bodies, metadata, attachments, images, and formatting, in their original electronic format), where any communicating party is another city employee or official or is any of Walter Wong, Harlan Wong, Melanie Lok, Irene Lok, Washington Wong, Florence Kong, Michael Tracy, Rudolph Dwayne Jones (Dwayne Jones), Dionjay Brookter, Harlan Kelly Jr., SFPD Chief William Scott, Jeff Kositsky, Sean Elsbernd, Mohammad Nuru, Alaric Degrafinried, Mary Ellen Carroll, Abigail Stewart-Khan, Sophia Kittler, London Breed, or Mason Lee.”

RESPONSE:
Please be advised the Immediate Disclosure Request and Sunshine Ordinance production timeline provision of 10-days have been suspended due to the Stay Home Order. Thus, our response to your pending request will be processed under the California Public Records Act response timeline of 10-days and will be delayed. We are attempting to locate responsive records as fast as we can and produce them to you, accordingly in light of the Health Order limitations.

If this letter does not clearly state the documents/items you are requesting, please contact me as soon as possible so that we can begin to comply with your request.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at dbi.sunshinerequests@sfgov.org.

Sincerely,

Lily Madjus Wu
Communications, Director’s Office

From: Department of Building Inspection

VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL

August 11, 2020

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

RE: Immediate Disclosure Request

Dear Requestor:

We are following up to your Immediate Disclosure Request on July 16, 2020 for the following;

☒1. All text or chat conversations, including group or direct messages (of any form, in any application, including but not limited to SMS, MMS, iMessage, Slack, Teams, Signal, Telegram, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Hangouts, Discord, Meet, WhatsApp, WeChat, Skype, Viber, Tango, KakaoTalk, BBM, Line, Snapchat, Messenger, Houseparty, Band, GroupMe, Voxer, Dust, Wire, Wickr Me, Threema, Silent Phone, Kik) where (a) any party is the head of your agency (whether or not that person is deemed a “department head”) and (b) any party is any of Walter Wong, Melanie Lok, Irene Lok, Washington Wong, Florence Kong, Michael Tracy, Kwan Wo Ironworks (CA Entity C1522456), SFR Recovery Inc. (CA Entity C4029688), Mlok Consulting (CA Entity C2435085), Alternate Choice LLC (CA Entity 200108610070), Green Source Trading LLC (former CA Entity 201002010311), Jaidin Consulting Group or Jaidin Associates (CA Entity 199501910014), W. Wong Construction Co. (CA Entity C0896111), Barry L. White d/b/a Western Estates Contracting, CSI General Contracting (CA Entity C3811109) (the “Named Parties”),
between Jan 1, 2010 and present. In addition to government accounts, you must search personal accounts subject to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017).
☒2. All draft, executed, terminated, and/or expired contracts (including all versions thereof) where one or more parties or signatories is any of the Named Parties. In addition to government accounts, you must search personal accounts subject to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017).
☒3. All expense reports, receipts, and invoices for any travel (and all associated items for those trips including but not limited to hotel, airfare, food, and entertainment) for your department head from Jan 1, 2010 to present. In addition to government accounts, you must search personal accounts subject to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017).
☒4. All text or chat conversations, including group or direct messages (of any form, in any application, including but not limited to SMS, MMS, iMessage, Slack, Teams, Signal, Telegram, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Hangouts, Discord, Meet, WhatsApp, WeChat, Skype, Viber, Tango, KakaoTalk, BBM, Line, Snapchat, Messenger, Houseparty, Band, GroupMe, Voxer, Dust, Wire, Wickr Me, Threema, Silent Phone, Kik) where any party is any of the Named Parties and any
of the parties is any employee of your agency (whether or not that person is a “department head”) between Jan 1, 2015 and present. In addition to government accounts, you must search personal accounts subject to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017).
☒5. All calendar or meeting entries in all calendars, including government or personal accounts (subject to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017)), where any organizer, invitee or attendee is any of the Named Parties, from Jan. 1, 2010 to present. Note that you must search and provide all calendars, even if you possess multiple calendars in addition to a Proposition G calendar. See SOTF 19047, Anonymous v. Breed . In addition to government accounts, you must search personal
accounts subject to City of San Jose v Superior Court (2017).
☒6. An organizational chart of your agency
☒7. A staff directory showing at least the name, official email address, and title of all employees of your agency

RESPONSE:

We have found documents responsive to requested items #3, 6, and 7 that were too large to transmit via email. You may access the files via the following link:
https://sanfrancisco.nextrequest.com/documents/5373802

Please note, we have no responsive records for requested item #2.

We are continuing to search for responsive documents relating to requested items # 1, 4 and 5. We will provide any responsive documents on a rolling basis.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at dbi.sunshinerequests@sfgov.org<mailto:dbi.sunshinerequests@sfgov.org>.

Sincerely,

Lily Madjus Wu
Communications, Director’s Office

From: Anonymous Person

Thank you. You are required by law to indicate whether you have withheld any responsive records and to provide a legal justification for all of them (SFAC 67.27), and also to justify every redaction in the files you have provided with a footnote or other clear reference to an exemption justification (SFAC 67.26). Please provide that information.

--Anonymous

From: Department of Building Inspection

VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL

September 16, 2020

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

RE: Immediate Disclosure Request

Dear Requestor:

We are following up on your August 11, 2020 inquiry:

“to indicate whether you have withheld any responsive records and to provide a legal justification for all of them (SFAC 67.27), and also to justify every redaction in the files you have provided with a footnote or other clear reference to an exemption justification (SFAC 67.26).”

RESPONSE:
No documents were withheld from the batch of documents we produced to you on August 11, 2020.

We are reproducing the files we sent to you with a redaction cover as the redactions made fall under the category mentioned below.

We redacted some parts of the records provided to you where we are legally required to do so to protect the privacy interests of individuals. Redacting information to protect privacy is authorized under California Constitution, Article I, section 1, and California Government Code Sections 6254(k) and 6254(c) (authorizing the withholding of records the disclosure of which would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy). See, also, California Government Code Section 6250 and Section 67.1(g) of the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance (S.F. Admin. Code §67.1(g) (legislative findings on the right of individuals to privacy).

These documents can be accessed via the following link: https://sanfrancisco.nextrequest.com/documents/5499428.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at dbi.sunshinerequests@sfgov.org<mailto:dbi.sunshinerequests@sfgov.org>.

Sincerely,

Lily Madjus Wu

Communications, Director’s Office

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