Petitions to the Supervisor of Records Under the San Francisco Sunshine
The San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance allows a citizen who makes a public records request to ask the Supervisor of Records, defined as the City Attorney, to review the department's response. The Ordinance requires the Supervisor of Records to determine whether the department has refused or failed to comply, or incompletely complied, with the request. San Francisco Administrative Code sections 67.20(c) and 67.21(d). Submitting a petition to the Supervisor of Records does not preclude a citizen from filing a complaint with the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. San Francisco Administrative Code section 67.21(e).
The role of the Supervisor of Records is limited to determining whether a record that has been requested is public.
How to Petition the Supervisor of Records?
Persons who wish to petition the Supervisor of Records may do so by letter or email. When submitting a petition to the Supervisor of Records, please identify the record or records requested, the City department to which the request was made, why you contend that the department is improperly withholding a responsive record, and any other pertinent information. Send letter petitions to the Supervisor of Records, City Attorney's Office, Attn. Deputy City Attorney Paula Jesson, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall Room 234, San Francisco, CA 94102. Send e-mail petitions to firstname.lastname@example.org.