Request #RT-954
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Records showing the names of any contractor or subcontractor who removed more than 50 cubic yards of dirt from any site within the City of Oakland between 1/1/2013 and 6/1/2013.

Received

October 25, 2013 via web


Due

November 17, 2013


Departments

City Administrator

Documents

Public

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Staff

Point of Contact

James A. Bondi

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The City of Oakland's Dept. of Planning and Building does not have an existing records which provides this information. The records requester has not responded to offer to print all grading permits which could possibly have included this volume of dirt being moved.
November 15, 2013, 2:09pm by James A. Bondi (Staff)
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Request extended:Additional time is required to answer your public records request. We need to compile data or create a computer report to extract data (Government Code Section 6253(c)(4)).
November 6, 2013, 12:35pm by James A. Bondi (Staff)
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Dear Records Requester, In your recent records request #954, you asked for “Records showing the names of any contractor or subcontractor who removed more than 50 cubic yards of dirt from any site within the City of Oakland between 1/1/2013 and 6/1/2013.” This response is on behalf of the City of Oakland’s Department of Planning and Building (DPB), regarding private building projects only. Staff with the City’s Public Works Agency will respond to you regarding any City-managed or funded projects. Staff with DPB inform me that this information cannot be readily identified from their database of private building activity. The amount of dirt moved on any given construction project is not recorded. One option staff offer is that they could print all of the documents associated with any grading permit during the time period you have requested. That would still not tell you how much dirt was moved on those projects, but it would provide a range of possible projects and contractors for you to research further. Please get in touch with me to let me know how you wish to proceed. If you wish to receive copies of the pages which would be printed as described above, please note that the copying charges would be your responsibility, at the City’s rate of 10 cents per page. If you chose merely to inspect documents in our offices by appointment, no such charge would be incurred. Pending your response, I will track this request as having been extended, due to the potential need to design and run a customized computer extract operation, should you choose to pursue the grading permits as I have described. Sincerely, James A. Bondi jbondi@oaklandnet.com 510-238-6654
November 6, 2013, 12:34pm by James A. Bondi (Staff)
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I forwarded this request to James Bondi because I spoke to the requester and he is interested in permit information which Public Works would not have.
October 29, 2013, 1:01pm by Patricia A. Carter (Staff)