Dear Mr. Rubins,
The City has identified records in its possession that appear to respond to your request. Those responsive records are being made available to you in electronic format through the following link:
Please notify us if you have any problems accessing the documents through the above link.
As you may be aware, the PRA permits a local agency to withhold certain records that are exempt from disclosure. Please be advised, the City is withholding certain records from disclosure, in whole or in part, pursuant to the following exemption:
Records containing certain confidential financial information, such as bank account information, federal tax identification numbers, and/or other confidential financial information is exempt because public disclosure of such information could compromise the security of the bank account and/or other financial interests, and could expose the City to liability. Therefore, the public interest served by withholding this information outweighs any public interest served by disclosure, and the exemption is incorporated into the Public Records Act through California Government Code Section 6255.
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.
Please feel free to contact me should you have any additional questions or concerns. The City has disclosed all records it has located responsive to this request, and deems this request complete. Thank you.
for BEST BEST & KRIEGER LLP