December 19, 2016
City of Oakland City Clerk
City of Oakland City Administrator's Office
City of Oakland Fire Inspection Bureau
RE: Public Records Act Request
Dear City of Oakland
Pursuant to my rights under the California Public Records Act (Government Code Section 6250 et seq.), I ask to obtain copies of the following:
• Date, time, location, and inspection reports (in original file format, not PDF) for any building, property, business, or residential space inspected by the Fire Marshal/Fire Inspection Bureau between the dates of December 2-19, 2016
I ask for a determination on this request within 10 days of your receipt of it, and an even prompter reply if you can make that determination without having to review the record[s] in question.
If you determine that any or all or the information qualifies for an exemption from disclosure, I ask you to note whether, as is normally the case under the Act, the exemption is discretionary, and if so whether it is necessary in this case to exercise your discretion to withhold the information.
If you determine that some but not all of the information is exempt from disclosure and that you intend to withhold it, I ask that you redact it for the time being and make the rest available as requested.
In any event, please provide a signed notification citing the legal authorities on which you rely if you determine that any or all of the information is exempt and will not be disclosed.
If I can provide any clarification that will help expedite your attention to my request, please contact me at (916) 600-5622 or Nick.Miller@EastBayExpress.com. I ask that you notify me of any duplication costs before you duplicate the records so that I may decide which records I want copied.
Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.
Editor in Chief
East Bay Express
318 Harrison Street, #302
Oakland, CA 94607