November 28th, 2019
Dear Records Staff,
Pursuant to my rights under the California Public Records Act (Government Code Section 6250 et seq.), I ask to obtain a copy of the following pdf’s which I understand to be held by your agency:
I am requesting any emails that were sent to and from any administration staff member regarding the statement that was released regarding the incident on BART that resulted in a man being cited for eating on the platform. The statement was released on November 11th, 2019 and here is a link to the statement (https://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2019/news20191111). This should also include any drafts sent to and from any staff member regarding the release of this press release.
I ask for 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 record[s] in question.
If you determine that any or all or the information qualifies for an exemption from disclosure, I ask you to note whether, as is normally the case under the Act, the exemption is discretionary, and if so whether it is necessary in this case to exercise your discretion to withhold the information.
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.
If I can provide any clarification that will help expedite your attention to my request, please contact me in the nextrequest portal.
Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.
/s/ Hayden Hodges