RE: Public Records Act request
Under the Public Records Act, RCW 42.56, I am requesting records addressing the U.S. Navy fleet arrival at the Seattle Seafair festival on August 2, 2017.
I am requesting all documents addressing Peace Fleet, Ground Zero, Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, peace activists, protesters, and demonstrators at the U.S. Navy fleet arrival at Seafair in 2017. I am requesting all records addressing the role of the Coast Guard, Navy, and the Port of Seattle in handling protesters or demonstrators at the U.S. Navy fleet arrival at Seafair in 2017, including all contractual records between agencies for law enforcement and security.
This request includes the Port of Seattle operations plan for Seafair in 2017 and related records.
In addition, I am requesting video records between noon and 3 pm on August 2, 2017 which show areas from the shoreline to about 100 yards into Elliott Bay at Piers 66 and Piers 62/63. Video records may be abbreviated electronically if they show activity on the water. I am not requesting all video available but only from enough cameras to show activity on the water. If there is a concern that records responsive to this request might reveal camera locations, I am willing to identify cameras at locations that would provide responsive records.
To help identify video records, law enforcement officers aboard King County and Port of Seattle Police boats prevented peace activists in kayaks from returning to their launch points after Pass in Review, which required kayakers to hold their positions for at least 30 minutes in Elliott Bay against 14 knot winds around 2:30 pm. Earlier in the day, law enforcement also incorrectly established security zones around vessels not protected as U.S. Navy vessels. Please let me know if this request for video records presents a security concern for the Port of Seattle or any other agency.
Records include letters, e-mail messages, recorded messages, photographs, videos and all other types of documents or records regardless of format. Records include all government-related records that are “used” by the agency, even if they are not presently in the agency’s files (i.e., a private consultant’s records.)
This concludes the information I am requesting through this Public Records Act request.
Please let me know before making copies if copying fees will exceed $50.00. I would prefer to receive information in electronic form through e-mail. Please send e-mail responses or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would appreciate your handling this request as quickly as possible. I look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to call or e-mail if you have any questions or desire clarification of any of the specific requests.
Thank you for your consideration of this matter.