Request #17-1
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From: Andrew Pletcher <Andrew@JMLLAW.com>
Date: December 4, 2017 at 3:20:31 PM PST
To: "bss.boss@lacity.org" <bss.boss@lacity.org>, "Brian.walters@lacity.org" <Brian.walters@lacity.org>, "fernando.campos@lacity.org" <fernando.campos@lacity.org>, "patty.huber@lacity.org" <patty.huber@lacity.org>
Cc: "Joseph M. Lovretovich" <JML@jmllaw.com>, N Team <nteam@jmllaw.com>, Jennifer Lipski <jennifer@JMLLAW.com>, Andrew Pletcher <Andrew@JMLLAW.com>
Subject: Public Records Act Request - Department of Public Works - Bureau of Street Services

Department of Public Words

Bureau of Street Services

City of Los Angeles

1149 South Broadway, 4th Floor

Los Angeles 90015

 

Brian Walters

Fernando Campos

Patricia Huber

To Whom It May Concern:

 

Name:

Andrew Pletcher

Contact Information:

Andrew@jmllaw.com

(818) 297-4998

21052 Oxnard Street

Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Details: [See below]

Dates Involved: 2015-2017

Method of Delivery: Electronic

 

Under the California Public Records Act (Government Code §§ 6250 et seq.) and Article I, Section 3 of the California Constitution, I am requesting an opportunity to obtain electronic copies of the following public records:

 

-       Any all information or written communications (including letters and/or emails) from Miguel Guillen to the City of Los Angeles and/or the Department of Public Works (Bureau of Street Services) complaining of race discrimination and harassment occurring in the City’s Resurfacing Reconstruction Division located at 2484 E. Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles (known to many as “Plant I”) [From 2015-2017]

-       Any all written communications from Miguel Guillen to the City of Los Angeles and/or the Department of Public Works (Bureau of Street Services) complaining of race discrimination and harassment occurring in the City’s Resurfacing Reconstruction Division located at 2484 E. Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles (known to many as “Plant I”) that reference racist and/or offensive comments and conduct by City employee Edward Singer [From 2015-2017]

 

-       Any and all written communications (including e-mails and/or letters) sent by or received by Edward Singer between December 1, 2015 – December 7, 2015 regarding Devindra Somadhi.

 

-       Any and all information or documents regarding the demographics of the Department of Public Works (Bureau of Street Services) Resurfacing Reconstruction Division located at 2484 E. Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles (known to many as “Plant I”) [From 2015-2017] Specifically, the total number of employees who are African American.


Please note that the Public Records Act allows a member of the public to request records by describing their content, rather than asking for specific documents by name; an agency that receives such a request must “search for records based on criteria set forth in the search request.” This request applies to all records in your agency’s possession, including documents created by a member of another government agency or a member of the public. If specific portions of any documents are exempt from disclosure, please provide the non-exempt portions. (Government Code § 6253(a).) Please provide entire documents, even if only parts of them are responsive to this request. If you maintain records or data in electronic format, please provide them in that same format (locked versions are acceptable) to avoid copying costs. (Government Code § 6253.9.)  If you are unable to reproduce electronic records in electronic form, please provide a reason for doing so.

 

If there are any fees for searching and copying these records, please inform me if the cost will exceed $50.00.

 

The California Public Records Act requires a response within ten (10) business days, either by providing all the requested records or by providing a written response setting forth the legal authority for withholding or redacting any document and stating when the documents will be made available. (Government Code §§ 6253(c), 6255.)  If access to the records I am requesting will take longer, please contact me with information about when I might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records.

 

If you require any clarification in identifying responsive documents or focusing this request (Government Code § 6253.1), please contact me at (818) 610.8800. Please send all electronic records responsive to this request to Andrew@jmllaw.com


Thank you for considering my request.


Sincerely,

 

Andrew Pletcher


Received

December 4, 2017 via email


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Request Published Public
December 7, 2017, 2:12pm
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Dear Mr. Pletcher,

 

As of this date, our office has determined that the Office of the City Clerk is not in possession of any documents or information relating to your request. Please be advised that this response does not include any records that may be in the custody of other City departments. Each department in the City of Los Angeles maintains and is responsible for their own records. This request with the Office of the City Clerk is considered closed.

 

Please see below for the Los Angeles City department that may have the records you are seeking:

 

Department of Public Works: Bureau of Street Services
1149 South Broadway, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Telephone: (800) 996-2489
Internet: http://bss.lacity.org
 
This new records request portal is being used by the City Clerk's office only. For all other city department’s records please go to their respective webpage and contact them directly.
 

This portal will help you request the records you need from the Los Angeles City Clerk's office. By reviewing previously published requests and documents you may find what you need without submitting a new request! Use of the NextRequest platform is intended to facilitate public access to public records under the California Public Records Act (CPRA). Official records are held by City departments pursuant to governing document retention schedules.

 

If you wish to use this new records request portal, you may find it through the Office of the City Clerk's website, or by using this link.

 
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us again.
 
Best regards,
Luigi Verano
December 7, 2017, 8:08am
Department Assignment Public
City Clerk
December 7, 2017, 7:35am
Request Opened Public
Request received via email
December 7, 2017, 7:35am