Public Records Request: Text messages - San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo 2017 (Mayor)

Katlyn Alapati filed this request with the Office of the Mayor of San Jose, CA.
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From: Katlyn Alapati

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Text messages (i.e., SMS messages) and other mobile-phone-based text communications (e.g., Signal Messenger, WhatsApp, Wire, Wickr, Telegram, iMessage, Facebook Chat, SnapChat, Slack, Glip, Facebook and Twitter "direct messages," etc.), addressed or "CC'd" to San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo or any alias of his, sent by the mayor, or sent on behalf of the mayor, in 2017, on personal or work-specific devices operated by or otherwise under the control of Mayor Sam Liccardo. In the event that the search for responsive records involves a public employee's good-faith search of his or her personal device, please provide a reasonably detailed, nonconclusory affidavit attesting to the nature and extent of that search.

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.


Katlyn Alapati

From: Office of the Mayor

What is the nature of the communications you seek? Your request for “all” communications for 2017 is overly broad and we would require a specific subject, date range, key word, or contact to narrow the scope of this search.

Tamara Becker
Open Government Manager