Annual reports on outcome of park surveillance camera program (Department of Parks and Recreation)

Phil Mocek filed this request with the Department of Parks and Recreation of Seattle, WA .
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From: Phil Mocek

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records submitted by Seattle Police Department to Seattle City Council's Parks and Seattle Center Committee in accordance with SMC 18.14.100 in 2012, 2013, and 2014, and related metadata.

[Seattle Municipal Code section 18.14.100][1] ("Evaluation of Surveillance Camera Program") includes the following requirement for Seattle Police Department ("SPD") and for Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation ("DPR"):

"SPD and DPR shall report annually to the Parks and Seattle Center Committee, or its successor committee, on the outcomes of the surveillance camera program. For each City park where cameras are installed, SPD shall annually provide a summary of crime statistics for the preceding calendar year and a comparative analysis of historical crime data covering a period of at least five years for inclusion in the report. SPD shall also document how many crime investigations benefitted from the use of the cameras in the preceding calendar year. The report shall also include a qualitative discussion of public perceptions of safety within the viewable area of the cameras. DPR will be responsible for completing the qualitative component of the report. Public input for the qualitative component shall be collected by DPR staff via an annual survey, public meeting, or other appropriate means identified by DPR staff and approved by the Chair of the Council's Parks and Seattle Center Committee. DPR shall be responsible for delivering the report to the Council by no later than January 31 of each calendar year, beginning in 2012."

[1]: <http://clerk.ci.seattle.wa.us/~scripts/nph-brs.exe?s1=18.14.100&s2=&S3=&Sect4=AND&l=0&Sect3=PLURON&Sect5=CODE1&d=CODE&p=1&u=%2F%7Epublic%2Fcode1.htm&r=1&Sect6=HITOFF&f=G>

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering 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. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Phil Mocek

From: Hoff, Paula

Mr. Mocek-

The cameras were removed from Cal Anderson Park in December 2010, as required by Ordinance 123411. The three cameras that remain are located in the public right-of-way along 23rd Avenue in the vicinity of the Garfield Community Center, Medgar Evers Pool and Garfield High School.

Seattle Parks and Recreation does not have any surveillance cameras in City Parks, and thus we are no longer reporting on the park surveillance program and have records responsive to your October 2, 2014 public disclosure request.

Sincerely,

Paula Hoff
Strategic Advisor, Superintendent’s Office
Seattle Parks and Recreation
100 Dexter Ave. N, Seattle WA 98109
206-615-0368
www.seattle.gov/parks

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From: Hoff, Paula

Mr. Mocek-

The cameras were removed from Cal Anderson Park in December 2010, as required by Ordinance 123411. The three cameras that remain are located in the public right-of-way along 23rd Avenue in the vicinity of the Garfield Community Center, Medgar Evers Pool and Garfield High School.

Seattle Parks and Recreation does not have any surveillance cameras in City Parks, and thus we are no longer reporting on the park surveillance program and have no records responsive to your October 2, 2014 public disclosure request.

Sincerely,

Paula Hoff
Strategic Advisor, Superintendent’s Office
Seattle Parks and Recreation
100 Dexter Ave. N, Seattle WA 98109
206-615-0368
www.seattle.gov/parks<http://www.seattle.gov/parks>

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