Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, Section 6250 et. seq., I request access to and copies of all communications between Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) and the commission’s Safety and Enforcement Division (SED) -- from Nov. 8, 2018 through the present -- regarding the Camp Fire in Butte County or the windstorm that preceded it.
These communications may take the form of emails, electronically transmitted reports, printed reports, memos or text messages.
I am a reporter for Bloomberg News, an accredited and recognized news-gathering organization. I request the communications between PG&E and the SED to inform the public about matters of public concern. I agree to pay reasonable fees for the communications, including actual costs up to $250. If you estimate that actual costs will exceed this amount, please contact me so that I may make the appropriate arrangements for payment.
The Public Records Act requires that your agency respond to my request within 10 business days of receipt of this letter. This request is segregable, and your agency may not withhold entire records because of one section that you believe is exempt from disclosure. If you choose to withhold any such parts of the communications from disclosure, please specify in a written response the factual and legal basis for withholding them.
Please contact me if I may assist in your office's response to this request. As I am making this request as a journalist and this information is of timely value, I would appreciate your communicating with me by telephone or email, rather than by mail, if you have questions regarding this request.
Thank you for your assistance.