Police Reports Involving Ride Share Systems

Virginia Fay filed this request with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office of San Mateo County, CA.
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From: Virginia Fay

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I'd like to request all police reports/records of incidents occurring in Uber, Lyft, or other ride-share systems.

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.


Virginia Fay

From: Sheriff's Office

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: Shirley Lectura

Good morning, Ms. Fay and Happy New Year.

Attached in PDF format is the response to your Public Records Act request for incidents involving Uber/Lyft ride-sharing systems. Thank you and please contact me if you have any questions.

Shirley Lectura
Legal Executive Assistant
San Mateo County Counsel's Office
400 County Center (6th floor) | Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: (650) 363-4684 | Fax: (650) 363-4034
Email: slectura@smcgov.org<mailto:slectura@smcgov.org>


From: Virginia Fay

Hello Shirley,

Thank you so much for your reply. I appreciate the time spent searching for these records. Would you be able to provide them electronically — for instance as a link, CSV, TSV, fixed format, email, FTP, cloud, or other electronic transfer service most convenient for you?

Thank you again!

Virginia Fay

From: David Silberman

Ms. Fay

I am confused by your email. In our response to you, we wrote that you need to do two things in order to obtain information from us:

1. Identify the information required by Government Code 6254(f) you want to receive; and

2. Send payment of $6.50

As far as I know, you have done neither. There are no responsive documents. We will be creating summaries by hand. If you are asking me whether I can scan the summaries after we create them and email them to you. The answer is “yes”. But at this point the ball is in your court.


David A. Silberman
Chief Deputy County Counsel
San Mateo County Counsel's Office
400 County Center, Sixth Floor
Redwood City, California 94063
TEL 650-363-4749
FAX 650-363-4034