Request #20-22

January 9, 2020


To Whom It May Concern:


Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (Government Code Section 6250 et seq.) ("CPRA”), the Vallejo Sunshine Ordinance, and all other applicable laws, please disclose the following records.


  1. Any email, text message, instant message or other communication sent or received over municipal infrastructure that contains any of the following text strings, exclusive of each bullet point and the space immediately following it, and agnostic of capitalization. Spaces immediately preceding and following a string that are part of a string to be searched are represented by an underscore sign (_). This is done for clarity; these underscores should be entered as spaces. Records that contain partial matches should be disclosed.


  • Open Vallejo
  • OpenVallejo
  • _OV_
  • O.V. 
  • (OV) 
  • “O.V.”
  • “OV”
  • Glid24
  • Vallejo Times-Herald
  • V-TH
  • VTH 
  • Times Herald
  • TimesHerald
  • Times-Herald
  • Glidden
  • Gartrell
  • Rubins
  • Morris
  • Krans
  • OakMorr
  • Otis Taylor
  • Otis R. Taylor
  • Otis
  • Erik Ortiz
  • Sam Levin
  • Ciaramella
  • Candice Nguyen
  • Bondgraham
  • Bond graham
  • Bond-graham
  • Bondgraha
  • Darwin
  • NBC
  • KTVU
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • The Guardian
  • SPJ
  • James Madison
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • Press freedom
  • Freedom of the press
  • Fake news
  • Fake
  • Faked
  • Faking
  • Conspiracy
  • Conspire
  • Conspiring
  • Conspired
  • News media
  • The media
  • The press
  • Journalist
  • Journalism
  • Journalists
  • Reporter
  • Reporters
  • Bias
  • Biased
  • Misleading
  • Lies
  • Liars
  • Untrue
  • Untruthful
  • Untruth
  • False
  • Falsify
  • Falsified
  • Falsification
  • False narrative
  • Fabricate
  • Fabricating
  • Fabrication
  • Fabricated
  • Hoax


You may limit your search to records possessed by the city at any time between April 4, 2019 and January 9, 2020. We would appreciate rolling disclosures.


Please note, this request excludes records involving private devices or accounts; it seeks only those records communicated or stored on property or services controlled by the city. See, e.g., San Jose v. Superior Court, 2 Cal.5th 608 (2017) (holding that when a city employee uses a personal account to communicate about the conduct of public business, the writings may be subject to disclosure under the California Public Records Act). However, this request does not exclude private services with which the city contracts, e.g., cloud storage providers.


The fundamental rule of the CPRA is a presumption of public access. “In other words, [A]ll public records are subject to disclosure unless the Legislature has expressly provided to the contrary.” Williams v. Superior Court, 5 Cal. 4th 337 (1993). This presumption finds further support in the California Constitution, as amended by Proposition 59 in 2004. “A statute, court rule, or other authority, including those in effect on the effective date of this subdivision, shall be broadly construed if it furthers the people's right of access, and narrowly construed if it limits the right of access.” Cal. Const. Art. 1 § 3(b)(2).


Please provide a determination on this request within 10 days of your receipt of it, and an even prompter reply if you can make that determination without having to review the records in question. If you determine that any or all of the information qualifies for an exemption from disclosure, please note whether, as is normally the case, the exemption is discretionary, and if so whether it is necessary in this case to exercise your discretion to withhold the information. If you determine that some but not all of the information is exempt from disclosure and that you intend to withhold it, please redact it for the time being and make the rest available as requested. In any event, please provide a signed notification citing the legal authorities on which you rely if you determine that any or all of the information is exempt and will not be disclosed.


Please apply a fee waiver to this request. If the request for a fee waiver is denied, please provide notification of any duplication costs exceeding $20 before you duplicate the records. If the request for a fee waiver is denied, please further provide an index of all other requests since 2015 for which a fee waiver was denied, and the reason therefor.


Please immediately publish this request and all correspondence between the city regarding this request to Vallejo NextRequest. Please disclose the records electronically by posting them to Vallejo NextRequest and via email to If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to be in touch.


Thank you.


January 9, 2020 via web


All Other Departments


Open Vallejo





Point of Contact

Samantha Chen

Request Published Public
January 10, 2020, 9:57am by Dawn Abrahamson, City Clerk
Department Assignment Public
All Other Departments
January 9, 2020, 7:06pm
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
January 9, 2020, 7:06pm