Public Records Request Log - San Jose Mayor's Office

Erik Peterson filed this request with the Office of the Mayor of San Jose, CA.


From: Erik Peterson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A log of public records requests submitted to the Mayor's Office that lists the date of request, the requester's name, the requester's organizational affiliation, a description of the request and the date the request was filled. Ideally I would like this information for the period from 2004 to the present.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, and is made in the process of academic research and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


Erik Peterson
PhD Candidate
Department of Political Science
Stanford University

From: Becker, Tamara

The City of San Jose has received your request for public records copied below. Attached is the list of requests received by the City since 2008. The request search was based on key terms "Mayor" and "Council". The names of the requesters were partially redacted. The redactions are based upon the balancing act. It is the City's desire to provide the information requested while also protecting requester information so as to not discourage members of the public from seeking information.

This will close your request. If you have any questions or concerns about the decision to partially exempt requester information, feel free to contact me.

Tamara Becker
Open Government Manager
City of San José |City Manager's Office
200 East Santa Clara Street | 17th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113-1905
(408) 535-8120 F(408) 920.7007<>

From: Erik Peterson

This looks great, thanks for your quick response.