|Multi Request||Expenditures relating to visits from federal officials|
|Submitted||Sept. 17, 2019|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
Records describing, authorizing or mentioning expenses or personnel assignments in response to or accommodation of visits from officials in the federal government between January 1, 2001 and the present.
I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.
As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.
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.
Good morning, Ms. Best-
Your request has been received. Government Code 6253(c) of the California Public Records Act allows up to 10 days from the receipt of the request to provide a response to the requestor. I will have a response to you by 9/27/19.
April Benoit #1180N
Research & Development
San Jose Police Department
201 W. Mission St. San Jose, CA 95110
Main: (408) 277-5200 | Direct: (408) 537-1658
Good morning, Ms. Best-
Please refer to the attached response from the San Jose Police Department concerning your request.
The attachments appear to have gotten lost in transit. Could you resend them?
I apologize, I neglected to actually attach the files.
Here you go:
Got it – Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.