Outtakes from CD 14 Special Report: "Crying Uncle over CLARTS Fund CPRA Request ....... a little too late"
To: Ana Cubas, Chief of Staff, Councilman Jose HuizarDate: January 31, 2012From: Scott Johnson, LA 32 StakeholderRe: California Public Records Request on the status of the CD 14 CLARTS Fund
Chief of Staff Ana Cubas,
This is a request under the rights accorded me under the California Public Records Act for updated information on all expenditures and transfer of funds from the CD 14 CLARTS Amenities Fund from October 1, 2010 to the present.
Please note that this Public Records Request includes all expenditures made from funds transfer to the CD 14 Salary Account from the CLARTS Fund, as noted in past CAO mid-year budget reports.Feel free to respond to this request within the time standards as noted in the California Public Records Act.
Scott JohnsonLA 32 Stakeholderoutwardscottla32@yahoo.com
The hard copy of this request was given to CD 14 El Sereno Field Office Director Arturo Gonzalez at the February Meeting of the LA-32 Neighborhood Council and what type of response does one get from CD 14 on a time sensitive request such as a California Public Records Request? NONE But as we enter the month of May, an organization out of Sacramento "Californians Aware" (** this is the same organization that just won an open meeting case against the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors) took interest in our post about Councilman Huizar's refusal to reply to our CPRA request.
From: Terry Francke
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Sunday, March 4, 2012 5:16 PMSubject: Fwd: Google Alert - "Public Records Act" CaliforniaDear Scott,Please let me know if the response to your CPRA request is unsatisfactory. Terry Francke General Counsel 2218 Homewood Way Carmichael, CA 95608 Phone 916.487.7000 Fax 916.487.7999 Web http://www.calaware.org/home-original.php Blog http://www.calaware.org/blog/ Forum http://www.calaware.org/forums/phpBB3/
Thus, on May 3, 2012 we can tell General Connsel Terry Francke of Cal Aware that the Office of City Councilman Jose Huizar has not responded at all to our CPRA request dated January 31, 2012. Further, we seek Cal Aware's assistance in accessing the information requested and that it be made public in a way that anyone can access. We should note that this is not the first time that the Office of Councilman Jose Huizar has attempted to block disclosure on the status of the CLARTS Fund as the LA Weekly reported.
In closing, this information was made public to the stakeholders and the board of the LA-32 Neighborhood Council last evening, which prompted CD 14 Staffer Arturo Gonzalez to comment at the end of the meeting, that a letter on the CLARTS Fund CPRA request would be forthcoming, to which we reply, a little too late (via the standards of the CPRA) for that Arturo.
Scott Johnson in CD 14