|Submitted||May 5, 2018|
|Due||May 11, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
A copy of the latest version of each of the following applications used on Fare Enforcement handheld devices:
- Orca Inspection
- Officer Android
The requested records 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.
DRAFT-for your approval. This is due today or Monday at the latest. We don't have an "officer android" app. The ORCA Inspection is an android app.
This will acknowledge your request for a copy of the latest version of each of the following applications used on fare enforcement handheld devices:
We received your request on May 7, 2018.
The application used to scan ORCA cards is called "ORCA Inspection." It is an Android version. We are unable to provide you with this app because it is exempt under RCW 42.56.270(1). This completes our response and we will close this request file.
Thank you for the response.
I appeal. RCW 42.56.270(1) only exempts disclosure of software when such disclosure "would produce private gain and public loss" which is not the case here -- the released records are being made available to the public. They are being requested in the interest of increased transparency around the fare enforcement process, not for private gain of any kind. On 4/25, in response to request PD18-030, you indicated to me that fare enforcement policy SOP-SEC 10-07 has been superseded by a process in the application that I am now requesting. Fare enforcement policy is a matter of public record, even when it's embodied in software.
If "Officer Android" does not exist, I am happy to exclude it from my request. However, SOP-SEC 10-17 ("FARE ENFORCEMENT SOP: PANASONIC HANDHELD TABLET FZ-X1") indicates that it is policy to install an application with this name on all fare enforcement handheld devices.
On Friday, May 11, 2018, Leigh Tennison inadvertently sent you a draft email intended for my review and did not intend to send you the draft email below. I am reviewing this file and doing additional research. My initial review reveals the document you requested does not fall under the exemption reflected in Ms. Tennison's email. I will need additional time to review and will get back to you shortly. I just wanted you to know that I received your email and I am working on your request.
Paralegal | Public Records Officer
401 South Jackson
Seattle, WA 98104
Fax: (206) 398-5222