Text messages - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray 2016 (City Council)

Phil Mocek filed this request with the Seattle City Council of Seattle, WA.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # PRR2016-121; 16075
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Phil Mocek

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Text messages (i.e., SMS messages) and other mobile-phone-based text communications (e.g., Signal Messenger, WhatsApp, Wire, Wickr, Telegram, iMessage, Facebook Chat, SnapChat, Slack, Glip, Facebook and Twitter "direct messages," etc.), addressed or "CC'd" to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray or any alias of his, sent by the mayor, or sent on behalf of the mayor, in 2016, on personal or work-specific devices operated by or otherwise under the control of City Council members. In the event that the search for responsive records involves a public employee's good-faith search of his or her personal device, please provide a reasonably detailed, nonconclusory affidavit attesting to the nature and extent of that search.

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: Winkler, Jennifer

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Legislative Department
City of Seattle

July 1, 2016

Phil Mocek
Via Muckrock.com

Via E-Mail Message

RE: Public Records Request No. 2016-121 (Acknowledgement letter)

Dear Mr. Mocek

In accordance with RCW 42.56.520, this e-mail formally acknowledges receipt of your Public Records Request dated June 24 to the Legislative Department and received on same date for:

"text messages and other mobile-phone-based text communications (e.g. Signal Messenger, WhatsApp, Wire, Wickr, Telegram, iMessage, Facebook Chat, SnapChat, Slack, Flip, Facebook and Twitter direct messages, etc) addressed or CC'd to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray or any alias of his, sent by the mayor, or sent on behalf of the mayor, in 2016 on personal or work-specific devices operated by or otherwise under the control of City Council members"

We will begin a thorough search of Legislative Department offices for records responsive to your request. Our office will provide records on an installment basis as they become available as provided for in RCW 42.56.080 to ensure timely access. We anticipate providing a status update of our search and/or installment production on or before July 22, 2016. Of course if we are able to complete our search sooner, we will contact you at that time.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Winkler

Jennifer Winkler
Interim Public Records Officer
Legislative Department - Office of the City Clerk
600 Fourth Avenue, Floor 3
PO Box 94728
Seattle, WA 98124-4728
legpdr@seattle.gov<mailto:legpdr@seattle.gov>

From: EXECPDR

Dear Mr. Mocek:

Thank you for your Public Records Request given the tracking number 16075, dated and received in the Mayor's office June 27, 2016, with the following request:

"Text messages (i.e., SMS messages) and other mobile-phone-based text communications (e.g., Signal Messenger, WhatsApp, Wire, Wickr, Telegram, iMessage, Facebook Chat, SnapChat, Slack, Glip, Facebook and Twitter "direct messages," etc.), addressed or "CC'd" to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray or any alias of his, sent by the mayor, or sent on behalf of the mayor, in 2016, on personal or work-specific devices operated by or otherwise under the control of City Council members. In the event that the search for responsive records involves a public employee's good-faith search of his or her personal device, please provide a reasonably detailed, nonconclusory affidavit attesting to the nature and extent of that search."

After further review, your request is for records held in the Legislative department, not the Mayor's office. I confirmed with the Legislative department that they have received your request and are processing.

This concludes the Mayor's office response to your request.

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

Sincerely,

Kimberly Ferreiro
[cid:image002.png@01D1D69D.E1960590]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: MuckRock

Hi there,

Thanks so much for your help! Could you please provide the appropriate contact information for the office now handling this request?

Best wishes,
Beryl, MuckRock

From: EXECPDR

The Legislative Department legpdr@seattle.gov<mailto:legpdr@seattle.gov>

From: MuckRock

Hello, this request was apparently forwarded to your office - could you please confirm?

From: Winkler, Jennifer

Hello,

Yes we did receive the request, it was sent to the Councilmember offices directly and they forwarded it to me. We have been in contact with the requestor and anticipate an installment tomorrow.

Jennifer

From: Winkler, Jennifer

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Legislative Department
City of Seattle

July 22, 2016

Phil Mocek
Via Muckrock.com

Via E-Mail Message

RE: Public Records Request No. 2016-121 (Installment 1)

Dear Mr. Mocek

In accordance with RCW 42.56, this e-mail is to provide you with an installment of records responsive to your Public Records Request dated June 24 to the Legislative Department and received on same date for:

"text messages and other mobile-phone-based text communications (e.g. Signal Messenger, WhatsApp, Wire, Wickr, Telegram, iMessage, Facebook Chat, SnapChat, Slack, Flip, Facebook and Twitter direct messages, etc) addressed or CC'd to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray or any alias of his, sent by the mayor, or sent on behalf of the mayor, in 2016 on personal or work-specific devices operated by or otherwise under the control of City Council members"

Today's installment is a series of text messages between Councilmember Bagshaw and Mayor Murray in May of 2016. We continue to work with the Councilmember offices to search for responsive records and will continue to provide records on an installment basis as they become available as provided for in RCW 42.56.080 to ensure timely access. We anticipate providing a status update of our search and/or installment production on or before August 2, 2016. Of course if we are able to complete our search sooner, we will contact you at that time.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Winkler

Jennifer Winkler
Interim Public Records Officer
Legislative Department - Office of the City Clerk
600 Fourth Avenue, Floor 3
PO Box 94728
Seattle, WA 98124-4728
legpdr@seattle.gov<mailto:legpdr@seattle.gov>

From: Winkler, Jennifer

Hello,

Just to clarify, the tracking number from the Mayor's office was 16075, they have indicated below that they have closed this request.

The tracking number from the Legislative Dept is PRR2016-121. We provided an installment July 22 and anticipate we will provide an additional installment on 8/2. Any correspondence regarding this request will include the number PRR2016-121.

Thank you and please contact me if you have any questions.

Jennifer

Jennifer Winkler
Interim Public Records Officer
Legislative Department - Office of the City Clerk
600 Fourth Avenue, Floor 3
PO Box 94728
Seattle, WA 98124-4728
legpdr@seattle.gov<mailto:legpdr@seattle.gov>

From: Winkler, Jennifer

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Legislative Department
City of Seattle

August 5, 2016

Phil Mocek
Via Muckrock.com

Via E-Mail Message

RE: Public Records Request No. 2016-121 (Installment 2)

Dear Mr. Mocek

In accordance with RCW 42.56, this e-mail is to provide you with a second installment of records responsive to your Public Records Request dated June 24 to the Legislative Department and received on same date for:

"text messages and other mobile-phone-based text communications (e.g. Signal Messenger, WhatsApp, Wire, Wickr, Telegram, iMessage, Facebook Chat, SnapChat, Slack, Flip, Facebook and Twitter direct messages, etc) addressed or CC'd to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray or any alias of his, sent by the mayor, or sent on behalf of the mayor, in 2016 on personal or work-specific devices operated by or otherwise under the control of City Council members"

Today's installment is a series of text messages between Councilmember Herbold and members of Mayor Murrays staff (please note we have asked the office to provide a new copy of the text that has the Ringer button covering part of the message, once that is provided we will send it to you) and Councilmember Mike O'Brien and Mayor Murrays staff. We anticipate providing a final status update of our search and/or installment production on or before August 10, 2016. Of course if we are able to complete our search sooner, we will contact you at that time.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Winkler

Jennifer Winkler
Interim Public Records Officer
Legislative Department - Office of the City Clerk
600 Fourth Avenue, Floor 3
PO Box 94728
Seattle, WA 98124-4728
legpdr@seattle.gov<mailto:legpdr@seattle.gov>

From: Winkler, Jennifer

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Legislative Department
City of Seattle

August 10, 2016

Phil Mocek
Via Muckrock.com

Via E-Mail Message

RE: Public Records Request No. 2016-121 (Final Installment)

Dear Mr. Mocek

In accordance with RCW 42.56, this e-mail is to provide you with a final installment of records responsive to your Public Records Request dated June 24 to the Legislative Department and received on same date for:

"text messages and other mobile-phone-based text communications (e.g. Signal Messenger, WhatsApp, Wire, Wickr, Telegram, iMessage, Facebook Chat, SnapChat, Slack, Flip, Facebook and Twitter direct messages, etc) addressed or CC'd to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray or any alias of his, sent by the mayor, or sent on behalf of the mayor, in 2016 on personal or work-specific devices operated by or otherwise under the control of City Council members"

Today's installment is from Councilmember Sawant's office and a reprint of the screen that from Councilmember Herbold's office that had the Ringer button covering part of the message (see installment 2 sent on 8/5/2016). This concludes the Legislative Departments response to your request.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Winkler

Jennifer Winkler
Interim Public Records Officer
Legislative Department - Office of the City Clerk
600 Fourth Avenue, Floor 3
PO Box 94728
Seattle, WA 98124-4728
legpdr@seattle.gov<mailto:legpdr@seattle.gov>

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