|Submitted||Oct. 24, 2011|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:
Permits requested of and/or issued by Seattle Department of Transportation between September 30, 2011, and October 23, 2011, for Occupy Seattle and related activities, and any associated metadata.
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.
Dear Mr. Mocek:
This is in response to your recent public disclosure request, dated October 24, 2011, for Seattle Department of Transportation documents related to permits issued by the Seattle Department of Transportation for Occupy Seattle.
SDOT has not issued permits for Occupy Seattle, but we do have a copy of the attached permit issued by Parks and Recreation.
Pursuant to the Seattle Municipal Code, photocopying charges are 15¢ for each standard-sized page plus postage, if applicable. As you are receiving these records electronically this fee does not apply.
If you have questions relating to this permit issued by Parks and Recreation or wish to determine if they have issued additional permits please feel free to contact Paula Hoff directly with your request at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you may also wish to contact the Dept. of Finance and Administrative Services as they may have also issued permits for Occupy Seattle: email@example.com.
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