Tacoma LED

Robert Teel filed this request with the Tacoma Public Utilities of Tacoma, WA.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

1391618-000

Status
Completed

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From: Robert Teel

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents in your possession in connection with or reflecting: (1) the “Utility Financing Cost” (i.e., the current cost of capital financing to Tacoma Power) used to determine monthly rates for the city's streetlights and traffic lights; and (2) the determination of the total annualized project costs in connection with the conversion of city streetlights and trafficlights to LED lighting, including without limitation the capital costs to be financed, the interest rate for financing, the time period of financing, the annualization factor, the annualized capital cost, and the annual cost of operation and maintenance.

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,

Robert Teel

From: Tacoma Public Utilities

Dear Mr. Teel:

We are in receipt of your request for the documents noted below, which has been assigned the above referenced tracking number, and routed to the appropriate departments for compilation of documents.

The Tacoma Public Utilities received your December 23, 2017 public disclosure request for documentation relating to:

" All documents in your possession in connection with or reflecting: (1) the “Utility Financing Cost” (i.e., the current cost of capital financing to Tacoma Power) used to determine monthly rates for the city's streetlights and traffic lights; and (2) the determination of the total annualized project costs in connection with the conversion of city streetlights and traffic lights to LED lighting, including without limitation the capital costs to be financed, the interest rate for financing, the time period of financing, the annualization factor, the annualized capital cost, and the annual cost of operation and maintenance."

Do you have a time frame for your request? We are attempting to locate and assemble the materials requested and to determine whether any of the documents are exempt from disclosure and we anticipate that we should have responsive documents available on or before Friday, February 02, 2018. If there are questions, or delays we will contact you accordingly.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you.

James Kauffman | Tacoma Public Utilities
Management Services, Public Records Office
Public Records Officer/Records Management Supervisor
jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us<mailto:jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us>
P: (253) 779-7090
F: (253) 502-8598

All e‐mail communications with the Tacoma Public Utilities are subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act and should be presumed to be public.
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From: Tacoma Public Utilities

Dear Mr. Teel,

From: Robert Teel

Hello Mr. Kaufmann,

Since the initial feasibility commencement date of the LED project or January 1, 2012 whichever is earlier.

Thanks for your consideration.

Robert Teel

From: Tacoma Public Utilities

Dear Mr. Teel:

Thank you for your public records request. Enclosed are copies of documents responsive to your request for the following:(1) the "Utility Financing Cost" (i.e., the current cost of capital financing to Tacoma Power) used to determine monthly rates for the city's streetlights and traffic lights; and (2) the determination of the total annualized project costs in connection with the conversion of city streetlights and traffic lights to LED lighting, including without limitation the capital costs to be financed, the interest rate for financing, the time period of financing, the annualization factor, the annualized capital cost, and the annual cost of operation and maintenance.

Also, more time is needed to review the remaining documents and we anticipate that we should have additional responsive documents to you on or before Friday, February 16, 2018. If we have additional questions, or experience delays we will contact you accordingly.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 253/779-7090.

Sincerely,
?
James Kauffman
Public Records Officer
Records Management Supervisor
Tacoma Public Utilities
Direct Line (253) 779-7090
jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us<mailto:jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us>
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From: Tacoma Public Utilities

Dear Mr. Teel,

Attached are documents responsive to your request noted below. Tacoma Public Utilities is providing you with notice that it needs additional time to respond to your request. The additional time is necessary to review the materials requested and to determine whether any of the documents are exempt from disclosure.

Tacoma Public Utilities anticipated additional documents will be available on or before Friday, March 16, 2018. If there are questions, or delays we will contact you accordingly.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

James Kauffman
Public Records Officer
Records Management Supervisor
Tacoma Public Utilities
Direct Line (253) 779-7090
jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us

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From: Tacoma Public Utilities

Dear Mr. Teel,

Attached are documents responsive to your request noted below. Tacoma Public Utilities is providing you with notice that it needs additional time to respond to your request. The additional time is necessary to review the materials requested and to determine whether any of the documents are exempt from disclosure.

Tacoma Public Utilities anticipated additional documents will be available on or before Friday, March 16, 2018. If there are questions, or delays we will contact you accordingly.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

James Kauffman
Public Records Officer
Records Management Supervisor
Tacoma Public Utilities
Direct Line (253) 779-7090
jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us

From: Tacoma Public Utilities

Dear Mr. Teel,

Attached are documents responsive to your request noted below. Tacoma Public Utilities is providing you with notice that it needs additional time to respond to your request. The additional time is necessary to review the materials requested and to determine whether any of the documents are exempt from disclosure.

Tacoma Public Utilities anticipated additional documents will be available on or before Friday, March 16, 2018. If there are questions, or delays we will contact you accordingly.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

James Kauffman
Public Records Officer
Records Management Supervisor
Tacoma Public Utilities
Direct Line (253) 779-7090
jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us

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From: Tacoma Public Utilities

Dear Mr. Teel,

Attached are documents responsive to your request noted below. Tacoma Public Utilities is providing you with notice that it needs additional time to respond to your request. The additional time is necessary to review the materials requested and to determine whether any of the documents are exempt from disclosure.

Tacoma Public Utilities anticipated additional documents will be available on or before Friday, March 16, 2018. If there are questions, or delays we will contact you accordingly.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

James Kauffman
Public Records Officer
Records Management Supervisor
Tacoma Public Utilities
Direct Line (253) 779-7090
jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us

From: Tacoma Public Utilities

Dear Mr. Teel,

Attached are documents responsive to your request noted below. Tacoma Public Utilities is providing you with notice that it needs additional time to respond to your request. The additional time is necessary to review the materials requested and to determine whether any of the documents are exempt from disclosure.

Tacoma Public Utilities anticipated additional documents will be available on or before Friday, March 16, 2018. If there are questions, or delays we will contact you accordingly.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

James Kauffman
Public Records Officer
Records Management Supervisor
Tacoma Public Utilities
Direct Line (253) 779-7090
jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us
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From: Robert Teel

Hello Mr. Kaufman,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Robert Teel

From: Tacoma Public Utilities

Dear Mr. Teel,

We have attached the documents responsive to your request noted below. Tacoma Public Utilities is providing you with notice that it needs additional time to respond to your request. More time is needed to review the materials requested and to determine whether any of the documents are exempt from disclosure.

Tacoma Public Utilities anticipated additional documents will be available on or before Friday, March 30, 2018. If there are questions, or delays we will contact you accordingly.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

James Kauffman | Tacoma Public Utilities
Management Services, Public Records Office
Public Records Officer/Records Management Supervisor
jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us<mailto:jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us>
P: (253) 779-7090
F: (253) 502-8598

All e‐mail communications with the Tacoma Public Utilities are subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act and should be presumed to be public.

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From: Tacoma Public Utilities

Dear Mr. Teel,

We have attached the documents responsive to your request noted below. Tacoma Public Utilities is providing you with notice that it needs additional time to respond to your request. More time is needed to review the materials requested and to determine whether any of the documents are exempt from disclosure.

Tacoma Public Utilities anticipated additional documents will be available on or before Friday, March 30, 2018. If there are questions, or delays we will contact you accordingly.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

James Kauffman | Tacoma Public Utilities
Management Services, Public Records Office
Public Records Officer/Records Management Supervisor
jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us<mailto:jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us>
P: (253) 779-7090
F: (253) 502-8598

All e‐mail communications with the Tacoma Public Utilities are subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act and should be presumed to be public.
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From: Tacoma Public Utilities

Dear Mr. Teel,

Attached are documents responsive to your request noted below. We need some clarification from you. We have a large number of drafts for some of the LED PowerPoint presentations. Do you want all these drafts or will the final LED PowerPoint presentations satisfy your request? Also, do you want the LED communication between the departments and legal on the LED legal advice given (The legal advice would be redacted per our state exemption)?

Tacoma Public Utilities is providing you with notice that added time is needed to review and redact the documents per the state’s public records act statute. Tacoma Public Utilities anticipated additional documents will be available on or before Friday, April 20, 2018. In the meantime we are continuing to process your request. If there are questions, or delays we will contact you accordingly.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

James Kauffman
Public Records Officer
Records Management Supervisor
Tacoma Public Utilities
Direct Line (253) 779-7090
jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us<mailto:jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us>
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From: Tacoma Public Utilities

Dear Mr. Teel,

We have attached the documents responsive to your request noted below. We will have another installment documents available on or before Friday, April 27, 2018. If there are questions, or delays we will contact you accordingly.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

James Kauffman | Tacoma Public Utilities
Management Services, Public Records Office
Public Records Officer/Records Management Supervisor
jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us<mailto:jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us>
P: (253) 779-7090
F: (253) 502-8598

All e‐mail communications with the Tacoma Public Utilities are subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act and should be presumed to be public.
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From: Tacoma Public Utilities

Dear Mr. Teel,

I am informing you more time is needed due to technical difficulties with redacting the remainder of the documents for your request. We will have this installment of documents available on or before Friday, May 11, 2018. If there are questions, or delays we will contact you accordingly.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,

James Kauffman | Tacoma Public Utilities
Management Services, Public Records Office
Public Records Officer/Records Management Supervisor
jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us<mailto:jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us>
P: (253) 779-7090
F: (253) 502-8598

All e‐mail communications with the Tacoma Public Utilities are subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act and should be presumed to be public.
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From: Tacoma Public Utilities

Dear Mr. Teel,

We have attached the documents responsive to your request noted below and the privilege log. We will have another installment of documents available on or before Thursday, May 31, 2018. If there are questions, or delays we will contact you accordingly.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

James Kauffman | Tacoma Public Utilities
Management Services, Public Records Office
Public Records Officer/Records Management Supervisor
jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us<mailto:jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us>
P: (253) 779-7090
F: (253) 502-8598

All e‐mail communications with the Tacoma Public Utilities are subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act and should be presumed to be public.
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From: Tacoma Public Utilities

Dear Mr. Teel,

We have attached the documents responsive to your request noted below and the privilege log. We will have another installment of documents available on or before Thursday, May 31, 2018. If there are questions, or delays we will contact you accordingly.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

James Kauffman | Tacoma Public Utilities
Management Services, Public Records Office
Public Records Officer/Records Management Supervisor
jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us<mailto:jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us>
P: (253) 779-7090
F: (253) 502-8598

All e‐mail communications with the Tacoma Public Utilities are subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act and should be presumed to be public.
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From: Tacoma Public Utilities

Dear Mr. Teel,

We have attached the documents responsive to your request noted below and the privilege log. We will have another installment of documents available on or before Thursday, May 31, 2018. If there are questions, or delays we will contact you accordingly.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

James Kauffman | Tacoma Public Utilities
Management Services, Public Records Office
Public Records Officer/Records Management Supervisor
jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us<mailto:jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us>
P: (253) 779-7090
F: (253) 502-8598

All e‐mail communications with the Tacoma Public Utilities are subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act and should be presumed to be public.
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From: Tacoma Public Utilities

Dear Mr. Teel,

We have attached the documents responsive to your request noted below and the privilege log. We will have another installment of documents available on or before Thursday, May 31, 2018. If there are questions, or delays we will contact you accordingly.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

James Kauffman | Tacoma Public Utilities
Management Services, Public Records Office
Public Records Officer/Records Management Supervisor
jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us<mailto:jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us>
P: (253) 779-7090
F: (253) 502-8598

All e‐mail communications with the Tacoma Public Utilities are subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act and should be presumed to be public.
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From: Tacoma Public Utilities

Dear Mr. Teel,

We have attached the documents responsive to your request noted below and the privilege log. We will have another installment of documents available on or before Thursday, May 31, 2018. If there are questions, or delays we will contact you accordingly.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

James Kauffman | Tacoma Public Utilities
Management Services, Public Records Office
Public Records Officer/Records Management Supervisor
jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us<mailto:jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us>
P: (253) 779-7090
F: (253) 502-8598

All e‐mail communications with the Tacoma Public Utilities are subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act and should be presumed to be public.
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From: Tacoma Public Utilities

Dear Mr. Teel,

We have attached the documents responsive to your request noted below and the privilege log. We will have another installment of documents available on or before Thursday, May 31, 2018. If there are questions, or delays we will contact you accordingly.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

James Kauffman | Tacoma Public Utilities
Management Services, Public Records Office
Public Records Officer/Records Management Supervisor
jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us<mailto:jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us>
P: (253) 779-7090
F: (253) 502-8598

All e‐mail communications with the Tacoma Public Utilities are subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act and should be presumed to be public.
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From: Tacoma Public Utilities

Dear Mr. Teel,

We have attached the documents responsive to your request noted below and the privilege log. We will have another installment of documents available on or before Friday, June 15, 2018. If there are questions, or delays we will contact you accordingly.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

James Kauffman | Tacoma Public Utilities
Management Services, Public Records Office
Public Records Officer/Records Management Supervisor
jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us<mailto:jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us>
P: (253) 779-7090
F: (253) 502-8598

All e‐mail communications with the Tacoma Public Utilities are subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act and should be presumed to be public.
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From: Tacoma Public Utilities

Dear Mr. Teel,

We have attached the documents responsive to your request noted below and the privilege log. We will have another installment of documents available on or before Wednesday, June 27, 2018. If there are questions, or delays we will contact you accordingly.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

James Kauffman | Tacoma Public Utilities
Management Services, Public Records Office
Public Records Officer/Records Management Supervisor
jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us<mailto:jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us>
P: (253) 779-7090
F: (253) 502-8598

All e‐mail communications with the Tacoma Public Utilities are subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act and should be presumed to be public.
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From: Tacoma Public Utilities

Dear Mr. Teel,

We have attached the documents responsive to your request noted below and the privilege log. We will have another installment of documents available on or before Friday, July 15, 2018. If there are questions, or delays we will contact you accordingly.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

James Kauffman | Tacoma Public Utilities
Management Services, Public Records Office
Public Records Officer/Records Management Supervisor
jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us<mailto:jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us>
P: (253) 779-7090
F: (253) 502-8598

All e‐mail communications with the Tacoma Public Utilities are subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act and should be presumed to be public.
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From: Tacoma Public Utilities

Dear Mr. Teel,

We have attached the documents responsive to your request noted below. We will have another installment documents available on or before Friday, July 27, 2018. If there are questions, or delays we will contact you accordingly.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

James Kauffman | Tacoma Public Utilities
Management Services, Public Records Office
Public Records Officer/Records Management Supervisor
jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us<mailto:jkauffman@ci.tacoma.wa.us>
P: (253) 779-7090
F: (253) 502-8598

All e‐mail communications with the Tacoma Public Utilities are subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act and should be presumed to be public.
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