Amazon HQ2 Bid

Adanya Lustig filed this request with the Office of Economic Development of San Jose, CA.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Adanya Lustig

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the bid submitted in response to Amazon's request for proposals for the site of its second headquarters, any contracts with third-party providers for services rendered regarding the Amazon HQ2 bid, and any marketing budgets regarding Amazon-related expenditures from September 1, 2017 to the date this request is received.

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.


Adanya Lustig

From: Office of Economic Development

Dear Adanya,

Thank you very much for your inquiry about San Jose's Amazon RFP, and apologies for the delay. The best way to reach us is through our staff directory<>.

Here is the link to the San Jose's response<> (22MB). There were no incentives offered as part of San Jose's response. Our response was actually posted on our website since Oct. 19 2007<>.
As for the costs related to the response, all of the writing and research was produced by our city staff. (Promoting the city and writing about city opportunities is part of our normal course of business.)
That said, we did incur production costs in the amount of less than $10,000 related to the project.

Please give me a phone call if you'd like to discuss this further. And again, we apologize for the delay in responding to your inquiry.


Nathan Donato-Weinstein
Senior Executive Analyst
Office of Economic Development
City of San José



  • 12/03/2018