Seattle City Light notice to DOJ of intent to release records of unlawful surveillance cameras

Phil Mocek filed this request with the Seattle City Light of Seattle, WA.
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From: Phil Mocek

To Whom It May Concern:

In an e-mail to me of January 13, 2016, regarding my December 14, 2015, request for current and past versions of the list of surveillance equipment installed on utility poles to which Seattle City Light security manager Doug Williams referred in his August 4, 2015, e-mail to SCL, Seattle Police, ATF, and FBI, Stacy Irwin at City Light [wrote][1] that the City of Seattle have "exercised the third party notice option and provided notice to the Department of Justice of [my] request."

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request all communications between City of Seattle and third parties regarding that request. This should include but not be limited to the notification to United States Department of Justice to which Ms. Irwin referred.

[1]: <https://www.muckrock.com/foi/seattle-69/inventory-of-surveillance-cameras-installed-on-seattle-city-light-utility-poles-22873#comm-218087>

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,

Phil Mocek

From: SCL_CityLight_PDR

Dear Mr. Mocek,

Please acknowledge this email as receipt to your public disclosure request dated January 14, 2016 as shown below. I have attached the responsive documents to this request. The timeframe for your request is December 15, 2015 which is the date of your request for “All past and current versions of the list of equipment installed on utility poles to which Doug Williams referred in his August 4, 2015, e-mail to SCL, SPD, ATF, and FBI, along with associated metadata,” through January 14, 2016 (the date of this request).

The applied redactions concern active, specific law enforcement investigations, not general surveillance cameras, and are redacted under RCW 42.56.240(1). Also, you asked for “All communications between City of Seattle and third parties.” We are only able to provide City Light communications. If you are interested in communications from other departments, you will need to contact them directly.

This completes City Light’s response and closes your request.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

STACY IRWIN | PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OFFICER
GENERAL MANAGER’S TEAM
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Stacy.irwin @ seattle.gov
TEL (206) 684-7998

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