Re: Request for Immediate Access to Public Records for the 2401 Broadway Project (PLN16246)
We are writing on behalf of Oakland Residents for Responsible development ("Oakland Residents") to request immediate access to any and all public records referring or related to 2401 Broadway Project ("Project") by Signature Development ("Applicant"). This request includes, but is not limited to, any and all materials, correspondence, electronic mail messages, resolutions, memos, notes, analysis, files, maps, charts, andlor any other documents related to the Project.
Oakland Residents is an unincorporated association of individuals and labor
organizations that may be adversely affected by the potential impacts associated with Project development. Oakland Residents includes the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 595, Plumbers &Steamfitters Local 342, Sheet Metal Workers Local 104, Sprinkler Fitters Local 483 and their members and their families; and other individuals that live and/or work in the City of Oakland and Alameda County. Oakland Residents have a strong interest in enforcing the State's environmental laws that encourage sustainable development and ensure a safe working environment for its members.
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, Government Code Section
6250 et seq., we request that the City of Oakland, and all of its departments
(collectively, "City") make immediately available for inspection and copying the documents related to the Project. Citizens requests immediate access to review the above documents pursuant to section 6253(a) of the Public Records Act, which requires public records to be "open to inspection at all times during the office hours of the state or local agency" and provides that "every person has a right to inspect any public record." Gov. Code § 6253(a).
This request seeks access to the above documents for inspection under
Section 6253(a) only, and does not request that the City provide copies of these documents. Therefore, the ten day response period applicable to a "request for a copy of records" under Section 6253(c) does not apply to this request.
If any of the requested items are available on the Internet, we request that
the City direct us to the appropriate URL web address or other site for accessing the documents. Pursuant to Government Code section 6253.9, if the requested documents are in electronic format and are 10 MB or less (or can be easily broken into chunks of 10 MB or less), please email them as attachments. We request access to the above documents, including any electronic documents, in their original form, as maintained by the City} We reserve the right to have a copy service make copies of any and all of the requested documents depending on the volume.