Request #20-8
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Dear Vallejo Records Custodian,

This is a California Public Records Act request.

Please provide the following records in possession of the City of Vallejo:

1. Any and all communications (including but not limited to letters, email, and other records) between Vallejo Police Chief Andrew Bidou and members of the Vallejo Police Officers Association which generally concerned union-management discussions of any workplace issues, collective bargaining issues, VPOA member concerns, discussions about policies and procedures affecting VPOA union members, meet and confer discussions, dissemination of policies and other official information from the police department to the police union's membership, complaints or concerns from union members submitted to the chief and city, or any other matters regarding or of concern to the VPOA union. [Note: I am not asking for confidential materials such as grievance records for disciplinary actions which are exempt from the Public Records Act]

2. Any and all records from meetings (including but not limited to invitations, schedules, agendas, meeting minutes, and accompanying materials such as memos, briefs, or presentations) between Vallejo police department management, including but not limited to Chief Bidou, and members of the Vallejo Police Officers Association.

For items 1 and 2, please search for and provide records generated between the dates of January 1, 2019 and July 1, 2019.

Please provide a determination within ten days for this request.


Received

January 7, 2020 via web


Departments

Police Department


Requester

Darwin BondGraham

Documents

Public

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Staff

Point of Contact

Joni Brown

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Dear Darwin Bondgraham:

 

On January 7, 2020, we received your request.  Below is your request, and our response is as follows:

  1. Any and all communications (including but not limited to letters, email, and other records) between Vallejo Police Chief Andrew Bidou and members of the Vallejo Police Officers Association which generally concerned union-management discussions of any workplace issues, collective bargaining issues, VPOA member concerns, discussions about policies and procedures affecting VPOA union members, meet and confer discussions, dissemination of policies and other official information from the police department to the police union's membership, complaints or concerns from union members submitted to the chief and city, or any other matters regarding or of concern to the VPOA union. [Note: I am not asking for confidential materials such as grievance records for disciplinary actions which are exempt from the Public Records Act].

 

  • We have searched our records, and there are no records responsive to this request.

 

  1. Any and all records from meetings (including but not limited to invitations, schedules, agendas, meeting minutes, and accompanying materials such as memos, briefs, or presentations) between Vallejo police department management, including but not limited to Chief Bidou, and members of the Vallejo Police Officers Association.

 

  • We have searched our records, and there are no records responsive to this request.

 

We have identified records that appear to respond to your request, which it is releasing today. This release of records completes our response to your PRA request, and deem this request complete. Please feel free to contact me should you have any additional questions or concerns.

 

Regards,

 

Lieutenant Robert Knight

Professional Standards Division

Vallejo Police Department

Vallejopd@CityofVallejo.net

 

 

January 31, 2020, 8:04am by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst II
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Dear Darwin Bondgraham:

 

Here is an update to your request received on January 7, 2020.  Below is your request, and our response is as follows:

 

  1. Any and all communications (including but not limited to letters, email, and other records) between Vallejo Police Chief Andrew Bidou and members of the Vallejo Police Officers Association which generally concerned union-management discussions of any workplace issues, collective bargaining issues, VPOA member concerns, discussions about policies and procedures affecting VPOA union members, meet and confer discussions, dissemination of policies and other official information from the police department to the police union's membership, complaints or concerns from union members submitted to the chief and city, or any other matters regarding or of concern to the VPOA union. [Note: I am not asking for confidential materials such as grievance records for disciplinary actions which are exempt from the Public Records Act]
  2. Any and all records from meetings (including but not limited to invitations, schedules, agendas, meeting minutes, and accompanying materials such as memos, briefs, or presentations) between Vallejo police department management, including but not limited to Chief Bidou, and members of the Vallejo Police Officers Association.

 

  • We have located documents that may be subject to public disclosure. However, the documents will need to be reviewed to determine which items will be responsive to this request.  Due to the voluminous amount of records and the need for legal review,  we will provide a response on or by January 30, 2020, pursuant to Government Code §6253(c)(2)-(3).

 

 

 

Regards,

 

Lieutenant Robert Knight

Professional Standards Division

Vallejo Police Department

Vallejopd@CityofVallejo.net

 

 

January 14, 2020, 5:24pm by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst II (Staff)
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Officially Receiving PRA Request

I have received your request for a public record.

The California Public Records Act, Government Code §6250, et seq., gives you the right to obtain a copy of identifiable public records. Government Code §6253 provides that the City has up to 10 days after receipt of your request to determine whether to comply with your request and shall immediately notify you of this determination and the reasons therefor.

I will notify you in writing of the City’s determination. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

January 7, 2020, 1:20pm by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst II (Staff)
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January 7, 2020, 11:46am by Dawn Abrahamson, City Clerk
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Added: Police Department. Removed: All Other Departments.
January 7, 2020, 11:46am by Dawn Abrahamson, City Clerk
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All Other Departments
January 7, 2020, 11:42am
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Request received via web
January 7, 2020, 11:42am