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.
for BEST BEST & KRIEGER LLP