How to Make a California Public Records Act Request in San Bernardino County, SANBAG Edition, Part 2
April 25, 2011 Leave a comment
This is the third post in my multi-part series about How to make a California Public Records Act. In the first entry, I discussed the basics of making a request. In the second entry, I talked about the use of the California Public Records Act by journalists. In the third entry, I discussed making a California Public Records Act request with SANBAG for a particular purchase order disclosed on one of their agendas. Today, I received this initial response letter from SANBAG. This looks to be a form letter, with some specific information about my California Public Records Act Request. It is on SANBAG letterhead. The letterhead is on bond paper and appears to be pre-printed.
The letter states that SANBAG received my April 19, 2011 California Public Records Act Request. The letter-writer states that as Assistant to the Clerk of the Board of San Bernardino Associated Governments, she is writing the official response to the request.
The second paragraph quotes the California Public Records Act and states that SANBAG is in the process of reviewing the request. The second paragraph concludes with “We will notify you as soon as we determine which records are disclosable and when they will be available for inspection.”
The third paragraph is a simple “Please call me should you have any questions.
The letter is signed by the Assistant to the Clerk of the Board, with a carbon copy for the “Executive Director”
At the bottom is either an index code, or more likely, the file name of the underlying electronic file name. It is “MR110422-aa” That stands for me, Michael Reiter, as the requester, 11 for the year, 0422 for the date of the response, and “aa” for the Assistant to the Clerk of the Board.
I will blog about the California Public Records Act process as it unfolds with this request.
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