Helix Contracts & Communication

Brooke Williams filed this request with the City Clerk of San Marcos, CA.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 1556
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Brooke Williams

Dear San Marcos City Clerk,

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, § 3(b)), I hereby request the following records, which I understand to be in possession of agencies within your city that have, in any way, contracted or otherwise hired Helix Environmental:

Any and all documents, including but not limited to invoices and contracts that mention, refer to and/or discuss Sarichia Cacciatore, otherwise known as Seekey Cacciatore, a current or former employee of Helix Environmental. Please include but not limit this request to the following search terms: “Sarichia Cacciatore”, “Seekey Cacciatore,” “Seekey,” “seekeyc@helixepi.com,” “seekey@briggslawcorp.com,” and “seekey.cacciatore@gmail.com.”

2) Any and all communication between any city employee of a San Marcos agency that has contracted with or currently contracts with (or in any way hires) Helix Environmental and Sarichia Cacciatore.

This request is narrow by nature, as it seeks public records pertaining to only one individual at one company that does business with the city. It doesn’t include a time frame, and I ask that you please search your records as far back in time as they exist.

Please provide these documents as they are compiled.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of our work at inewsource, a nonprofit investigative journalism center. I am a member of the press, and this request is not being made for commercial usage.

I ask that you please provide the records in their original, electronic format.

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 time and commitment to an open and transparent government process. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Brooke Williams
Reporter
202-615-3551
inewsource.org
reporterbrooke.org

From: CityClerk

Brooke Williams, Your request was received by the City Clerk Department on Monday, March 2, 2015. The city is in the process of compiling your information and will respond to you within 10 days the anticipated time your records will be available for review. Please let me know if you need anything in the interim.

Sincerely,

Lori Wilcox
Senior Office Specialist
City of San Marcos, City Clerk Department
lwilcox@san-marcos.net
(760) 744- 1050 ext. 3100

From: CityClerk

Ms. Williams, In response to your request for public records regarding Helix Environmental/ Sarichia Cacciatore, please be advised that your records are ready for review. Our office hours are 7:30 – 5:30, Monday - Friday - note that City offices are closed on Friday, March 13th and Friday, March 27th. Please direct all media inquiries to our Communications Officer, Sarah Divan at sdivan@san-marcos.net<mailto:sdivan@san-marcos.net>. Let me know if you have any further questions.

Sincerely,

Lori Wilcox
Senior Office Specialist
City of San Marcos, City Clerk Department
lwilcox@san-marcos.net
(760) 744- 1050 ext. 3100

From: Wilcox, Lori

Ms. Williams, In response to your request for public records regarding Helix Environmental/ Sarichia Cacciatore, please click on the link below and follow the download instructions for the contracts and invoices per our phone conversation today. Please note that invoices prior to 2004 have been destroyed per our City's retention policy. The Planning project files are not electronic. Copies would have to be made at .25 a page or someone can come into the City to review them.

Click on the link and follow download instructions below.

San Marcos FTP Site - Public<ftp://public.san-marcos.net/public>

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City of San Marcos - Download Instructions
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These files on the FTP Site are fairly large and must be downloaded before opening.

Click on the "City Clerk" folder.

Right-Click on the file, select Copy To Folder (save as).

Select My Documents or the location where you want the file to be saved on your local computer.

Click OK.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Lori Wilcox
Senior Office Specialist
City of San Marcos, City Clerk Department
lwilcox@san-marcos.net
(760) 744- 1050 ext. 3100

From: Brooke Williams

Hi, Lori,

It was nice to meet you on the phone today. Thanks again for your help. As we discussed, if you could please send me the FTP info to access the four contracts that are responsive to my request, I will review those and then likely ask a colleague who is based locally to come in person to review the invoices and project files. Please don't hesitate to call with any questions.

I look forward to receiving the FTP info and reviewing the contracts.

Thanks again,
Brooke

Brooke Williams
Reporter
202-615-3551
inewsource.org
reporterbrooke.org

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