Request #4716

PUBLIC

Dear Clerk of the Council:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, Government Code Sections 6250, et seq., we request that you make available to us, within ten (10) days, for our review and copy the public records in the possession, custody, or control of the City of Garden Grove as described below. It is our desire to secure these records with as little burden as possible on you and other City staff; accordingly, please do hesitate to contact us if there are alternative ways of securing the requested information in a more streamlined fashion.

Definitions Used in this Request:

Regarding the following requests, we have provided the following definitions to specify as clearly as possible the nature of each request:

“The City” refers to the City of Garden Grove and includes all of its officers, agents, and departments, including without limitation, the Garden Grove City Council and Mayor, as well as all Garden Grove City agencies, commissions, and committees.

“Inventory” means any inventory or list of lands held, owned, or controlled by the City, including but not limited to, any inventory prepared pursuant to Government Code Section 50569.

“Records” and “Documents” refers to the following: All “writings” as defined in Section 250 of the California Evidence Code, namely “handwriting, typewriting, printing, Photostatting, photographing, photocopying, transmitting by electronic mail or facsimile, and every other means of recording any tangible thing, any form of communication or representation, including letters, words, pictures, sounds, or symbols, or combinations thereof, and any record thereby created, regardless of the manner in which the record has been stored.”

“Opportunity Zone” refers to the economically-development tool that was added to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Requests:

Pursuant to the Public Records Act, please provide us with all of the following Records:

1. All records or documents that refer or relate to the intended use of the Willowick Golf Course from January 1, 2010, to the present.
2. All records or documents that refer or relate to any change in use by the City for the Willowick Golf Course from January 1, 2010, to the present.
3. All records or documents that refer or relate to the source of funds used to acquire the Willowick Golf Course from January 1, 2010, to the present.
4. All records or documents that refer or relate to the present zoning designation of the Willowick Golf Course from January 1, 2010, to the present.
5. All records or documents that refer or relate to the designation of the area where the Willowick Golf Course is located as an Opportunity Zone from December 22, 2017, to the present.
6. An inventory of the land designated by the City as surplus from January 1, 2010, to the present.
7. All records or documents that refer or relate to the method of acquisition and ownership of the Willowick Golf Course by the City of Garden Grove.
8. All records or documents that refer or relate to the method of ownership of the Willowick Golf Course by the City of Garden Grove from January 1, 2010, to the present.

We have attempted to be as specific as we can to designate the public records as requested without the need to access the records themselves. If you find any of these requests insufficiently focused, we request that you provide the assistance required by Government Code Section 6253.1, including “assisting the member of the public to identify records and information that are responsive to the request or the purpose of the request.”

If you believe any portion of the information we have requested is exempt from disclosure by express provision of the law, Government Code Section 6253(a) additionally requires that you segregate or delete the exempted material and release the remainder of the information. Please make the information requested available for our review before charging us for copies. Where the information is contained in electronic databases, we request you provide such information in electronic form, pursuant to Government Code Section 6253.9.

Thank you in advance for your timely attention to this request. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

Karen Romero Estrada
Research and Policy Analyst
Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development

Requester: Karen Romero Estrada

Correspondence

Request has been completed.
June 17
Message from Maritza Pizarro

Dear Ms. Romero Estrada,

1. All records or documents that refer or relate to the intended use of the Willowick Golf Course from January 1, 2010, to the present.

Please refer to the City’s response to your records request dated 3/21/19 (GG Request # 4485 - https://ggcity.org/records_request/requests/4485) for items 11 and 14, the records produced in response thereto, and the attached documents. In addition, records will not be produced, or may be redacted, to the extent they are determined to be exempt from disclosure pursuant to: the attorney-client privilege and the attorney work product doctrine (Government Code §6254(k), Evidence Code §954, Code of Civil Procedure §2018.030); the public interest exemption and common law deliberative process privilege (Government Code §6255(a), Times Mirror Co. v. Superior Court (1991) 53 Cal.3d 1325); and the preliminary drafts, notes and memoranda exemption (Government Code § 6254(a)).

2. All records or documents that refer or relate to any change in use by the City for the Willowick Golf Course from January 1, 2010, to the present.

Records will not be produced, or may be redacted, to the extent they are determined to be exempt from disclosure pursuant to: the attorney-client privilege and the attorney work product doctrine (Government Code §6254(k), Evidence Code §954, Code of Civil Procedure §2018.030); the public interest exemption and common law deliberative process privilege (Government Code §6255(a), Times Mirror Co. v. Superior Court (1991) 53 Cal.3d 1325); and the preliminary drafts, notes and memoranda exemption (Government Code § 6254(a)).

Notwithstanding the foregoing determination, please refer to the City’s Envision Willowick webpage:
https://ggcity.org/econdev/envision-willowick

3. All records or documents that refer or relate to the source of funds used to acquire the Willowick Golf Course from January 1, 2010, to the present.

Please refer to the City’s response to your records request dated 3/21/19 (GG Request # 4485) for item 2 and the records produced in response thereto.

4. All records or documents that refer or relate to the present zoning designation of the Willowick Golf Course from January 1, 2010, to the present.

Please note that the property is within the jurisdictional boundaries of the City of Santa Ana, and the zoning designation and records pertaining to the same should be in the custody and control of that City.

5. All records or documents that refer or relate to the designation of the area where the Willowick Golf Course is located as an Opportunity Zone from December 22, 2017, to the present.

Please note that the property is within the jurisdictional boundaries of the City of Santa Ana, and the Opportunity Zone designation and records pertaining to the same should be in the custody and control of that City.

6. An inventory of the land designated by the City as surplus from January 1, 2010, to the present.

The City has no records responsive to this request.

7. All records or documents that refer or relate to the method of acquisition and ownership of the Willowick Golf Course by the City of Garden Grove.

Please refer to the City’s response to your records request dated 3/21/19 (GG Request # 4485) for items 1, 2, and 5 and the records produced in response thereto.

8. All records or documents that refer or relate to the method of ownership of the Willowick Golf Course by the City of Garden Grove from January 1, 2010, to the present.

Please refer to the City’s response to your records request dated 3/21/19 (GG Request # 4485) for item 1 and the records produced in response thereto.

Thank you,
Maritza Pizarro
City of Garden Grove
City Clerk's Office
714-741-5040

June 17
Assigned to Maritza Pizarro
June 06
Request received
June 05
Message from the requesting party

Attached document(s)

June 04

 

Closed on Jun 17
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