Request #19-397

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:

  • Log of approved overnight travel for city employees, elected officials, or any other individuals that may travel at the city's expense. Please include the purpose, destination, the total cost to the city, dates of travel, as well as the per diem or aggregate amounts for each of the following categories: meals, hotel, airfare or ticket amount, auto or other reimbursements.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Dan Rubins



July 3, 2019 via web


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Dan Rubins





Point of Contact

Melissa Rhodes

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My office represents the City of Vallejo (the “City”) in connection with the City’s response to your PRA Request sent and received on July 3, 2019. I have been authorized by our client to provide a determination on your request for records.


The City has identified records that appear to respond to your request. As you are likely aware, the California Public Records Act permits a local agency to withhold from disclosure certain records that are exempt from disclosure. (Gov. Code § 6250 et seq.) The City will be reviewing and redacting or withholding records that fall into any applicable exemptions in accordance with the Public Records Act and any other state and federal law.


The Public Records Act requires the City to provide a written response when a records request is denied, either in whole or in part. (Gov. Code § 6255, subd. (b).) The Public Records Act also requires that notification of denial of any request for records must include the names and titles or positions of each person responsible for the denial. (Gov. Code § 6253, subd. (d).) With the name and title provided below, this correspondence fulfills both of the aforementioned legal requirements.


Given the volume of responsive records and the need to review those records for information exempt from disclosure under the PRA, the City will provide disclosable records to you subject to exemptions in accordance with the following production schedule: August 31, 2019 and September 30, 2019. If we are able to make the records available prior to the dates indicated above, we will do so. Likewise, if we require additional time to complete the review and redaction, if necessary, of the responsive documents, we will notify you in writing on or before the above listed dates.


Please feel free to contact me should you have any additional questions or concerns.


Samantha Chen


July 15, 2019, 9:50am by Samantha Chen (Staff)
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Timeframe: I am looking for the past two years of records.

July 3, 2019, 5:27pm by the requester
Request Published Public
July 3, 2019, 5:25pm by Dawn Abrahamson, City Clerk
Department Assignment Public
All Other Departments
July 3, 2019, 5:24pm
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
July 3, 2019, 5:24pm