Mayor-Police communication regarding 9 1/2 Block Strategy (SPD)

Phil Mocek filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.
Tracking # P2015-3575
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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 communications between Seattle Office of the Mayor staff and Seattle Police Department ("SPD") staff regarding the Nine and a Half Block Strategy (a.k.a., "9 1/2 Block Strategy," "9½ Block Initiative," etc.) and related metadata. This should include but not be limited to communications between SPD staff and Scott Lindsay, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's special assistant on public safety, and Deputy Mayor Kate Joncas. Lindsay and Joncas have been widely reported as involved in this program.

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 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: SPD-PDR, SPD

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2015-3575

Dear Mr. Mocek,

This letter is in response to your public disclosure request dated May 5, 2015 and received by the Seattle Police Department’s Public Disclosure Unit on May 5, 2015 for all communications between Seattle Office of the Mayor staff and Seattle Police Department ("SPD") staff regarding the Nine and a Half Block Strategy (a.k.a., "9 1/2 Block Strategy," "9½ Block Initiative," etc.) and related metadata. This should include but not be limited to communications between SPD staff and Scott Lindsay, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's special assistant on public safety, and Deputy Mayor Kate Joncas.
Pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, this is notification that we have received your public disclosure request, and we anticipate it may take up to 3 weeks from the date of this notification to respond. Therefore we anticipate a response to you on or about June 5, 2015.

This additional time is used to research this request, collect responsive records, and/or prepare records for dissemination. Please note: Seattle Police Department currently receives approximately 4,000 public disclosure requests annually.

If you have any questions or need further assistance with this request, please contact the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,

Kathleen M. O’Toole
Chief of Police

Janette Yamashita
Admin Specialist II
Public Disclosure Unit

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 5, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #P2015-3575.

Thank you for your help.

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2015-3575

Dear Mr. Mocek,

This letter is in response to your public disclosure request dated May 5, 2015 and received by the Seattle Police Department’s Public Disclosure Unit on May 5, 2015 for all communications between Seattle Office of the Mayor staff and Seattle Police Department ("SPD") staff regarding the Nine and a Half Block Strategy (a.k.a., "9 1/2 Block Strategy," "9½ Block Initiative," etc.) and related metadata. This should include but not be limited to communications between SPD staff and Scott Lindsay, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's special assistant on public safety, and Deputy Mayor Kate Joncas.
The following persons were contacted for any responsive documents: Capt. Fowler, Lt Mchaffey, Strategic Advisor Gore, Chief O’Toole, Jonah Spangenthal-Lee, Sean Whitcomb and COO Wagers. Additionally a search of SPD’s email archive system was conducted using the terms you provided: “Nine and a Half Block Strategy” or "9 1/2 Block Strategy" or "9½ Block Initiative”. Please find the attached responsive documents. If you have any additional terms you would like searched please let us know.

This concludes the Seattle Police Department’s response to your request.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,

Bonnie Voegele
Records Manager

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