To Whom It May Concern:
This correspondence is a formal petition under the California Public Records Law, California Government Code §6251 and the Constitution of the State of California as amended by the passage of Prop 59 on Nov. 3, 2004, for inspection of the following public information. This is not an immediate request for copies. I will ask for copies of specific documents after inspecting them. I also ask that all correspondence regarding this request be sent via email to my address provided .
I wish to inspect the following records:
Any and all citations made by BART police, citing individuals for eating and/or drinking at BART stations (either on the platforms, trains themselves or elsewhere in the stations where eating or drinking is prohibited).
I ask for these citations themselves for the three-year time period between January 1, 2016 to November 4, 2019.
I will remind you that if a portion of the information I have requested is exempt from disclosure by express provisions of law, government code section 6253 (a) additionally requires segregation and deletion of that material in order that the remainder of the information be released. If you determine that an express provision of law exists to exempt from disclosure all or a portion of the material I have requested, Government Code Section 6253(c) requires notification to me of the reasons for that determination not later than 10 days from your receipt of this request. Government code section 6253(d) prohibits use of the 10-day period, or any portions of the Public Records Act, "to delay the access for purposes of inspecting public records." Please note that the 10-day period for compliance with this request begins today, November 15, 2019, the day it was e-mailed to you.
In addition, be advised that the Constitution of the State of California, as amended by Prop. 59, requires that you take the broadest possible position to disclose these records when reviewing this request. It is also your constitutional duty to take the narrowest possible view of any exemptions to disclosure of these records.
I also draw your attention to Government Code section 6253.1, which requires a public agency to assist the public in making a focused and effective request by (1) identifying records and information responsive to the request, (2) describing the information technology and physical location in which the records exist, and (3) providing suggestions for overcoming any practical basis for denying access to the records or information sought. I expect your full compliance with 6253.1 should the need arise.
Thank you for your assistance with this routine request. Please contact me with any questions.