To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act and the Vallejo Sunshine Ordinance (Ord. 1426 N.C.(2d) § 1 (part), 1999.), I hereby request the following records:
- Emails, memoranda, contracts, purchase orders, invoices, and approval records for installations of hostile architecture (a.k.a. defensive architecture, hostile design, unpleasant design, exclusionary design, or defensive urban design) in the City of Vallejo during the last 5 years. The boulders that were installed along Wilson Ave. near Highway 37 around 2014 or 2015 to combat persistent homeless encampments may be considered an example of such tactics.
- Any available statistics or high-level assessments of the homeless population in Vallejo by police or city officials, especially in materials presented to department heads or city council members in the last 5 years. In particular, I am looking for information about the methods of combatting homelessness in Vallejo as well as both the cost and efficacy of those methods.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.
I understand that complete fulfillment of this request may take longer than the 10 business day timeline specified by the statute since I am asking for records that may be held by several departments. In return for waiving the 10 business day timeline + 14-day extension, please provide a date that I may expect to receive the records.