Saturday, February 16, 2019

City Administrator Chip Rerig: FRIDAY LETTER, February 15, 2019

FRIDAY LETTER, February 15, 2019
Storm 3.0
Undergrounding Utilities
Police Services Officer's Daughter Honored
Battery Backup/Lithium Battery Generators
Building Inspector Jermel Laurie Now Plans Examiner
Officer Chris Johnson
Rescheduled
ADA Compliance at City Hall
Happening at Sunset Center!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2018/2019 CHECK REGISTERS (July – December 2018)

ABSTRACT: For FY 2018/2019 (July – December 2018) TOTAL $8,022,908.79 for City Check Registers.

 CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA 
FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2018/2019 CHECK REGISTERS (July – December 2018)

FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2017/2018 CHECK REGISTERS

ABSTRACT: For FY 2017/2018, GRAND TOTAL $12,711,959.30 for City Check Registers (July 2017 – June 2018).

CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA
FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2017/2018 CHECK REGISTERS

Anonymous: 'TO: Mayor Potter RE: Vulgarity posted by Carmel Public Works CHief PLEASE NOTE THE COMMUNICATION BY YOUR PUBLIC WORKS OFFICIAL And advise if this is the kind of Carmel you want to run. Cheap & Unprofessional unbecoming of a public official.'

News
Public Works director placed on administrative leave following "inappropriate" email
By: Drew Andre
KION News Channel 5/46
Posted: Feb 11, 2019 02:14 PM PST
Updated: Feb 11, 2019 07:01 PM PST


Carmel public works director placed on administrative leave after epic fail at working with a member of the public.
Pam Marino
MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY February 11, 2019

Saturday, February 09, 2019

LAW OFFICES OF NEIL L. SHAPIRO: ‘Dear Ms. Theis: Since before the November election and continuing to the present time, you have told people that the only reason that Royal Calkins prevailed in his Public Records Act action against the City is that I am a close friend of the Hon. Robert A. O'Farrell. That statement is both false and defamatory. The purpose of this letter is to suggest that you cease making it or any other that is based on falsehoods and that impugns the character and reputation of its subjects.”’

ABSTRACT: In an e-mail communication to Carrie Theis, City Council Member, dated December 15, 2018, attorney Neil L. Shapiro, LAW OFFICES OF NEIL L. SHAPIRO, stated, in part, “Since before the November election and continuing to the present time, you have told people that the only reason that Royal Calkins prevailed in his Public Records Act action against the City is that I am a close friend of the Hon. Robert A. O'Farrell. That statement is both false and defamatory. The purpose of this letter is to suggest that you cease making it or any other that is based on falsehoods and that impugns the character and reputation of its subjects.” 
“I hope that you understand that your statement was and is legally actionable. If you do the proper thing and cease repeating the statement, the issue will end here. If you do not, I will take formal steps to stop you from damaging the reputations of decent people, and to provide redress to those harmed by your unfortunate and careless action.” 
A document copy of the email correspondence is embedded.

LAW OFFICES OF NEIL L. SHAPIRO
December 15, 2018
By email
Carrie Theis
City of Carmel-by-the-Sea
Monte Verde between Ocean and 7th
Carmel, CA 93921

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PUBLIC RECORDS ACT (PRA) LOG DECEMBER 2018 PRA 2018-172, 2018-155.2, 2018-173 & 2018-175 through PRA 2018-184

ABSTRACT: For the month of December 2018, the City Clerk’s Office received thirteen (13) California Public Records Act requests, specifically PRA 2018-172, 2018-155.2, 2018-173 & 2018-175 through PRA 2018-184, according to the CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA Monthly Report December 2018 to Honorable Mayor and City Council Members, SUBMITTED BY Thomas A. Graves, City Clerk and APPROVED BY Chip Rerig, City Administrator. Information for each PRA request, including REQUEST NUMBER, REQUEST DATE, STATUS, COMPLETED DATE, REQUESTOR, INFORMATION REQUESTED, NOTES and City Response document copies are embedded.

PRA LOG
DECEMBER 2018
PRA 2018-172, 2018-155.2, 2018-173 & 2018-175 through PRA 2018-184

REQUEST NUMBER 2018-172
REQUEST DATE 12/4/2018
STATUS Completed
COMPLETED DATE 12/18/2018
REQUESTOR Phi Nguyen
INFORMATION REQUESTED 1. Records concerning credits, overages, or refunds that are due on an overpayment or duplicate payment of taxes. 2.Unclaimed Bonds or deposits on hand that are redeemable upon request from payee. 3. Outstanding and refundable credit balances. 4. Checks exempt from Unclaimed Property Reporting. 5. Unclaimed, uncashed, undeliverable, staleddated, voided, overdue and/or outstanding payments or checks/warrants issued and owed by The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Clarification #4 - checks over $500, 1/1/2010 thru 10/01/2018
NOTES marketsphere.com
PRA 2018-172 City’s Response

REQUEST NUMBER 2018-155.2
REQUEST DATE 12/4/2018
STATUS Completed
COMPLETED DATE 12/5/2018
REQUESTOR Royal Calkins
INFORMATION REQUESTED 1. How to appeal our decision that investigator's report re: Dallas alleged accusations is exempt. 2. Specific exemption claimed re: the report.
PRA 2018-155.2 City’s Response

REQUEST NUMBER 2018-173
REQUEST DATE 12/3/2018
STATUS Completed
COMPLETED DATE
REQUESTOR G Armstrong
INFORMATION REQUESTED 1. a copy of the petition to remove the trees from North Dunes. I'm not sure of the year. 2. The second is a copy of a committee report on undergrounding utilities wires. All contracts on N Dunes Reno Project. 4. copy of all amounts paid out for the North Dunes Project? I think it goes back to 2009.
NOTES to pw 12-5.
PRA 2018-173 City’s Response

REQUEST NUMBER 2018-175
REQUEST DATE 12/10/2018
STATUS Completed
COMPLETED DATE 12/12/2018
REQUESTOR Peter Green
INFORMATION REQUESTED  Ground Emergency Medical Transport (GEMT) funding request sent to California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) for financial years: 2015-2016, 2016-2017,2017-2018; letter, accounting or other documents showing amount paid by DHCS for GEMT in the above financial years; any letter or communication from DHCS, especially post audit, changing the funding amount (increase or decrease) or denial of portions prior to payment
PRA 2018-175 City’s Response

REQUEST NUMBER 2018-176
REQUEST DATE 12/12/2018
STATUS Completed
COMPLETED DATE 12/28/2018
REQUESTOR Sara Rubin
INFORMATION REQUESTED  I am going to revisit this request from a few months ago, now that circumstances have changed—at the time I originally filed, the report I was seeking concerned an elected official. Given that the subject of that report is no longer an elected official, I believe the record described below should no longer be exempted under the California Public Records Act. A report was provided to the city of Carmel regarding allegations of sexual harassment by the former mayor, the findings of which were discussed at a special meeting on March 7. The city attorney announced at that meeting that the report itself would not be released based on attorney-client privilege. However, it is our belief that the report is a public record.
PRA 2018-176 City’s Response

REQUEST NUMBER 2018-177
REQUEST DATE 12/21/201
STATUS Completed
COMPLETED DATE 1/2/2019
REQUESTOR Betsy Davis
INFORMATION REQUESTED City of Carmel's contract with the Forest Theater Guild and the contract with Pac Rep Theater
PRA 2018-177 City’s Response

REQUEST NUMBER 2018-178
REQUEST DATE 12/21/2018
STATUS Completed
COMPLETED DATE 12/21/2018
REQUESTOR Pam Marino
INFORMATION REQUESTED Applications submitted for Flanders Mansion curatorship
Voice-mail message
PRA 2018-178 City’s Response

REQUEST NUMBER 2018-179
REQUEST DATE 12/21/2018
STATUS Completed
COMPLETED DATE 1/2/2019 CORRECTION 1/14/2019
REQUESTOR Paterson
INFORMATION REQUESTED Electronic copies of public records related to the Term of the Agreement extended to December 31, 2018 regarding extension and/or amendments to Contract AGREEMENT ADM-PSAPMS-0028-15-16
NOTES City offices closed 12/24-1/1 10-day response date during closed period

PRA 2018-179 City’s Response

REQUEST NUMBER 2018-180
REQUEST DATE 12/21/2018
STATUS Completed
COMPLETED DATE 1/2/2019
REQUESTOR Paterson
INFORMATION REQUESTED Electronic copies of all Proposals for Flanders Mansion Resident Curatorship received by the City by the deadline of 5:00 PM EST on Wednesday, December 12, 2018
NOTES City offices closed 12/24-1/1 10-day response date during closed period
PRA 2018-180 City’s Response

REQUEST NUMBER 2018-181
REQUEST DATE 12/17/2018
STATUS Completed
COMPLETED DATE 1/3/2019
REQUESTOR Paterson
INFORMATION REQUESTED Follow-up to PRA 2018-174: electronic copy of communication from City to Royal Calkins by Monday, November 26, 2018 regarding "specific exemption claimed regarding the investigator's report to the city"
NOTES City offices closed 12/24-1/1 10-day response date during closed period
PRA 2018-181 City’s Response

REQUEST NUMBER 2018-182
REQUEST DATE 12/26/2018
STATUS Completed
COMPLETED DATE 12/26/2018 12/28/18
REQUESTOR Paterson
INFORMATION REQUESTED  Electronic copy of the City's legal justification for the City's non-responses beyond the 14-day Extension Date to the aforementioned Public Records Act Requests, specifically, 42 days beyond the the 14-DAY EXTENSION DATE for REQUEST NUMBER 2018-153, 30 days beyond the 14-DAY EXTENSION DATE for REQUEST NUMBER 2018-156 AND 18 days beyond the 14-DAY EXTENSION DATE for REQUEST NUMBER 2018-165

Electronic copy of the City’s legal justification for the City’s non-responses beyond the 14-Day Extension Date to the aforementioned Public Record Act Requests, specifically, 42 days beyond the 14-DAY EXTENSION DATE for REQUEST NUMBER 2018-153, 39 days beyond the 14-DAY EXTENSION DATE for REQUEST NUMBER 2018-156 and 18 days beyond the 14-DAY EXTENSION DATE for REQUEST NUMBER 2018-165

We have no records that pertain to your request.

Tom Graves, MMC
City Clerk
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PRA 2018-182 City’s Response

REQUEST NUMBER 2018-183
REQUEST DATE 12/27/2018 (1/2/19)
STATUS Completed
COMPLETED DATE
REQUESTOR Paterson
INFORMATION REQUESTED  Follow-up to PRA 2018-174: I RE: PRA 2018-150, Building Code.pdf omitted. Please send. II. The email states PRA 2018-153 - Dropbox link and PRA 2018-156 - Dropbox link. Please send omitted Dropbox Links for aforementioned PRA requests III. RE: PRA 2018-165 The email states PRA 2018-165 - previously sent on 11/20/2018. The November 20, 2018 email states "The City expects to provide its determination no later than December 3, 2018." The City failed to respond no later than December 3, 2018 and has failed to respond to date.
NOTES City offices closed 12/24-1/1 Request received 1/2/19

PRA 2018-183 City’s Response

REQUEST NUMBER 2018-184

REQUEST DATE 12/27/2018 (1/2/19)
STATUS Completed
COMPLETED DATE 1/3/2019
REQUESTOR Paterson
INFORMATION REQUESTED 2nd Follow-up to PRA 2018-174: electronic copy of communication from City to Royal Calkins by Monday, November 26, 2018 regarding "specific exemption claimed regarding the investigator's report to the city" (Same request as PRA 2018-181. Responded on 1/3/19. Sent another response)
NOTES City offices closed 12/24-1/1 Request received 1/2/19
PRA 2018-184 City’s Response

City Administrator Chip Rerig: FRIDAY LETTER, February 8, 2019

FRIDAY LETTER, February 8, 2019
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Forest Hill Park Playground
HVAC Upgrades at the Harrison Memorial and Park Branch Libraries
Monte Verde Street at Third Avenue Signage Changes
Public Works Quiz
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Earthquake Drill
Speaking of storm clean-up...
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