Dear Public Records Coordinator:
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, Government Code sections 6250 et seq., and the amendments to the California Constitution provided by Proposition 59, I request that the City of Vallejo (the “City”) provide copies of any and all contracts or agreements, including any amendments or supplements thereto, between the City and Travis Air Force Base, the United States Department of Defense, and/or the United States Air Force relating to the provision of water supply or other water-related services to all or any portion of Travis Air Force Base.
For purposes of this request, the term “documents” includes, but is not limited to, any written material, facsimile, e-mail, photograph, map, data, report, videotape, audiotape, note of telephone call or meeting, factual or legal analysis, and any and all correspondence and memoranda in any written form.
If you determine that any of the requested records are exempt from disclosure, I ask that you reconsider that determination in view of Proposition 59, which has amended the state Constitution to require that all exemptions to the Act be “narrowly construed.” In addition, the Public Records Act requires release of all reasonably segregable portions of the requested records which are not themselves exempt from mandatory disclosure. If you determine that the requested records are subject to a still-valid exemption, I would further request that: (1) you exercise your discretion to disclose some or all of the records notwithstanding the exemption; and (2) with respect to records containing both exempt and non-exempt content, you redact the exempt content and disclose the remaining content. Should you deny part or all of this request, please provide a written response describing the legal authority or authorities on which you rely.
If I can provide any clarification that will help expedite your attention to this request, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 262-5113. Thank you for your attention to this request.
R. Clark Morrison