Advice of No Comment for The Stranger - Seattle Mayor's Office

Bernard Rodriguez filed this request with the Office of the Mayor of Seattle, WA.
Tracking # 15393
Est. Completion None
Status
No Responsive Documents

Communications

From: Bernard Rodriguez

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

Email(s) containing the following string of text in the body of the email.

"Do you think we should offer a comment on this? Considering your meeting on Thursday I want to make sure I take the right steps."
"My feeling has long been that we should stop talking to The Stranger as they ALWAYS paint us very badly and no comment is better than being smeared."

Please include the entire thread of conversation through the date of this request.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Bernard Rodriguez

From: EXECPDR

Dear. Mr. Rodriguez:

Thank you for your Public Records Request dated and received in the Mayor's office March 17, 2016, with the following request:

"Do you think we should offer a comment on this? Considering your meeting on Thursday I want to make sure I take the right steps."
"My feeling has long been that we should stop talking to The Stranger as they ALWAYS paint us very badly and no comment is better than being smeared."
In order to conduct a search for responsive records I will need a date range. You indicated in your request that you would like the search to be up to the date of the request was received. Please provide the date you would like the search to start.

We will hold the request open for 30 days to provide you with an opportunity to respond. If we do not hear from you on or before April 29, 2016, we will consider this request closed.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Kimberly Ferreiro

[cid:image002.png@01D18420.89270230]Kimberly Ferreiro, CPRO
Public Disclosure Advisor
Citywide Public Records Act Program
T: (206) 684.3252 | Kimberly.ferreiro@seattle.gov<mailto:Kimberly.ferreiro@seattle.gov>

From: Bernard Rodriguez

Ms. Ferreiro,

Please search from Jan 1, 2016- Mar 23, 2016

Thanks!

From: EXECPDR

Thank you ~ Kimberly Ferreiro

From: EXECPDR

Thank you for the date range. I would also like you to confirm that you are requesting the Mayor’s Office to be searched? Or, do you have a specific staff person or persons?

Sincerely,

Kimberly Ferreiro

From: Bernard Rodriguez

Yes, Mayor's Office

Thanks

From: EXECPDR

Thank you ~ Kimberly Ferreiro

From: EXECPDR

Dear Mr. Rodriguez:

Thank you for providing me with the requested information. We anticipate being able to provide you with the responsive records and/or an update on or before April 12, 2016.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Kimberly Ferreiro

From: Bernard Rodriguez

Ms. Ferreiro,

This is a narrow request for a specific string of text.

I'd appreciate you specify what is causing the delay?

From: EXECPDR

Dear Mr. Rodriguez:

I currently have a heavy workload with complex requests that have been received before yours. I do not consider 9 working days as a delayed response. My goal is to provide all requesters with responsive records in a timely manner, treating each request equally.

Sincerely,

Kimberly Ferreiro

From: EXECPDR

Dear Mr. Rodriguez:

We have completed our search for responsive records regarding your Public Records Request #15393 for records containing the following statement:

"My feeling has long been that we should stop talking to The Stranger as they ALWAYS paint us very badly and no comment is better than being smeared."

There were no responsive records. This concludes the Mayor's Office responsive to Public Records Request #15393 and it is now considered closed.

Please do hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Kimberly Ferreiro

[cid:image002.png@01D190C0.AEFAFD20]Kimberly Ferreiro, CPRO
Public Disclosure Advisor
Citywide Public Records Act Program
T: (206) 684.3252 | Kimberly.ferreiro@seattle.gov<mailto:Kimberly.ferreiro@seattle.gov>

From: Bernard Rodriguez

Thank you so much for your help and search for corresponding documents.

Looking over our previous communications it looks like I might have been unclear on where this search was conducted.

You asked " I would also like you to confirm that you are requesting the Mayor’s Office to be searched? Or, do you have a specific staff person or persons?"

I agreed with "Mayor's Office", as I assumed it would be the broadest search. Is that correct? I'm interested in searching all City held accounts.

Thank you for any help you can provide, and certainly apologize for any confusion.

I appreciate your continued assistance and thank you in advance for any help you can provide with this search.

Respectfully,
--Bernard Rodriguez

From: EXECPDR

Dear Mr. Rodriguez:

In response to your April 9, 2016, email I will conduct a search department wide for the following quote:

"Do you think we should offer a comment on this? Considering your meeting on Thursday I want to make sure I take the right steps."
"My feeling has long been that we should stop talking to The Stranger as they ALWAYS paint us very badly and no comment is better than being smeared."

I have re-opened your request and anticipate being able to provide you with responsive records and/or a status update on or before June 3, 2016.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Kimberly Ferreiro

[cid:image002.png@01D19625.35941AB0]Kimberly Ferreiro, CPRO
Public Disclosure Advisor
Citywide Public Records Act Program
T: (206) 684.3252 | Kimberly.ferreiro@seattle.gov<mailto:Kimberly.ferreiro@seattle.gov>

From: EXECPDR

Dear Mr. Rodriguez:

A search was conducted for all City Department and no responsive records were located regarding the following statement:

"Do you think we should offer a comment on this? Considering your meeting on Thursday I want to make sure I take the right steps."
"My feeling has long been that we should stop talking to The Stranger as they ALWAYS paint us very badly and no comment is better than being smeared."
This concluded the Mayor's Office response to Public Records Request #15393, and is now considered closed.

Sincerely,

Kimberly Ferreiro

[cid:image002.png@01D1A15C.8FCC7760]Kimberly Ferreiro, CPRO
Public Disclosure Advisor
Citywide Public Records Act Program
T: (206) 684.3252 | Kimberly.ferreiro@seattle.gov<mailto:Kimberly.ferreiro@seattle.gov>

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