Request #20-2468

To Whom It May Concern:

I am requesting access to records in the possession or control of San Francisco Public Works for the purpose of inspection and copying pursuant to the California Public Records Act, Cal. Gov. Code § 6250, et seq. and San Francisco Administrative Code § 67.20, et seq. The specific records I seek to access, inspect, and copy are the following:

  • Any and all records initiating Public Records Request #20-2380
  • Any and all records listing the name and/or other identifying information of the individual(s) who prepared and/or submitted Public Records Request #20-2380

For your reference, Public Records Request #20-2380 requested communications between staff at San Francisco Public Works, and the following individuals in Supervisor Haney’s office: Matt Haney, Abigail Rivamonte Mesa, Courtney McDonald, Honey Mahogany or Han Zou. The request was for communications from January 10, 2018, through June 22, 2020.

 As used herein, “record” includes “public records” and “writing” as defined in Cal. Gov. Code § 6252(e),(g). See also S.F. Admin. Code § 67.20(b) (defining “public information”).

If you contend that any portion of the records requested are exempt from disclosure, Cal. Gov. Code § 6253(a) requires segregation and redaction of that material so that the remainder of records may be released. If you contend that all or a portion of the records requested are exempt from disclosure, Cal. Gov. Code § 6253(c) requires that you notify me of the reasons for that determination no later than 10 days from your receipt of this request. I request that any such determination, that my request is denied in part or fully, be reduced to writing and include the name and title of the individual responsible for the Agency’s response. See Cal. Gov. Code §6253; § Cal. Gov. Code § 6255.

In responding to this request, please be mindful that San Francisco’s Sunshine Ordinance also requires that “[n]o record shall be withheld from disclosure in its entirety unless all information contained in it is exempt from disclosure under express provisions of the California Public Records Act or of some other statute.” S.F. Admin. Code. § 67.26. If you believe that certain information is exempt from disclosure it shall be “masked, deleted or otherwise segregated in order that the nonexempt portion of the requested record may be released…” S.F. Admin. Code § 67.26.

Thank you for your timely attention to this matter. Pursuant to Cal. Gov. Code § 6253(c), I anticipate a response to this public records request within 10 calendar days.



June 29, 2020 via web


Public Works





Point of Contact

David A. Steinberg

Request Published Public
June 29, 2020, 9:24am
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We have conducted a diligent search for records responsive to your request. We have located responsive records and are releasing them to you. You can view Public Records Request #20-2380 here:

If you have trouble accessing the files, we can burn the responsive records onto a CD at a rate of $1 per CD or load the responsive records onto a flash drive at a rate of $4 per flash drive. Fees for duplication are subject to change and postage is an additional cost.


If hard copies are needed, we can provide hard copies of any 8.5x11 documents that are made available to you at a cost of 10 cents per copy, as allowed by the San Francisco Administrative Code § 67.28(c). This section states "a fee not to exceed 10 cents per page may be charged." Postage is an additional cost.


Please note that the Public Records Act requires an agency to make available to any person a copy of an “identifiable record or records” in its possession, unless the record is specifically exempt from disclosure. (Please see California Government Code § 6253(b).) The City’s obligation under the Sunshine Ordinance, like the Public Records Act, is to produce public records in its custody. (See San Francisco Administration Code § 67.20(b).) There is no requirement that a department or officer construct a document to meet the specifications of the request.


Due to privacy concerns, personal information, such as personal phone numbers, cell numbers and email addresses, has been redacted from the documents that we are making available to you. We redacted this personal information pursuant to Section 6254(c) and Section 6254(k) of the California Public Records Act and Article 1, Section 1 of the California Constitution.



David A. Steinberg
Custodian of Records
San Francisco Public Works

Please note that it is not necessary to create a NextRequest account to view responsive records. Once they have been released, a link, valid for 30 days, will be provided to view the records. Additionally, unless privacy concerns prevent it, Public Works makes all records requests visible to the public. You may search for requests at

This concludes your public records request.


June 29, 2020, 9:24am
Document(s) Released Public
Public Records Request #20-2380.docx-redacted.pdf
June 29, 2020, 9:21am
Due Date Changed Public
07/09/2020 (was 07/06/2020).
June 29, 2020, 9:10am
Department Assignment Public
Public Works
June 26, 2020, 5:14pm
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
June 26, 2020, 5:14pm