All documents pertaining to decriminalization of marijuana policy.

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Jersey City should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Jersey City,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

All emails, memos or documents pertaining to the decriminalizing of marijuana from 1-1-2018 through 11-11-2018 sent to or from Mayor Steve Fulop and or his staff, and prosecutor Jake Hudnut.

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Duff

Dear Jersey City,

I have not received any response to this OPRA request. Can you please send me the requested information?

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Duff

Jersey City OPRA Center,

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RE: OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of November 13, 2018, Reference #
R003383-111318

Patrick Duff:

The City received a public information request from you on November 13,
2018. Your request mentioned:

Dear Jersey City,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common
law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

All marijuana arrests from 1-1-2017 through 11-10-2018 including the
arrested persons age, sex and race.

Reference is made to your OPRA request captioned above.

Please note that two additional weeks are needed for the processing of
your request.  Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Irene McNulty

Deputy City Clerk

Office of City Clerk

 
 
 
 
  To monitor the progress or update this request please log into [3]GovQA
the [2]Jersey City OPRA Center. logo

 

References

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RE: OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of November 13, 2018, Reference #
R003371-111318

Patrick Duff:

The City received a public information request from you on November 13,
2018. Your request mentioned:

Dear Jersey City,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common
law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

All emails, memos or documents pertaining to the decriminalizing of
marijuana from 1-1-2018 through 11-11-2018 sent to or from Mayor Steve
Fulop and or his staff, and prosecutor Jake Hudnut.

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Duff

Reference is made to your OPRA request captioned above.

Please note that two additional weeks are needed for the processing of
your request.  Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Irene McNulty

Deputy City Clerk

Office of City Clerk

 
 
 
 
  To monitor the progress or update this request please log into [3]GovQA
the [2]Jersey City OPRA Center. logo

 

References

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RE: OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of November 13, 2018, Reference #
R003383-111318

Patrick Duff:

The City received a public information request from you on November 13,
2018. Your request mentioned:

Dear Jersey City,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common
law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

All marijuana arrests from 1-1-2017 through 11-10-2018 including the
arrested persons age, sex and race.

Reference is made to your OPRA request captioned above.

Please note that two additional weeks are needed for the processing of
your request.  Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Irene McNulty

Deputy City Clerk

Office of City Clerk

 
 
 
 
  To monitor the progress or update this request please log into [3]GovQA
the [2]Jersey City OPRA Center. logo

 

References

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RE: OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of November 13, 2018, Reference #
R003371-111318

Patrick Duff:

The City received a public information request from you on November 13,
2018. Your request mentioned:

Dear Jersey City,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common
law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

All emails, memos or documents pertaining to the decriminalizing of
marijuana from 1-1-2018 through 11-11-2018 sent to or from Mayor Steve
Fulop and or his staff, and prosecutor Jake Hudnut.

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Duff

Reference is made to your OPRA request captioned above.

Please note that two additional weeks are needed for the processing of
your request.  Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Irene McNulty

Deputy City Clerk

Office of City Clerk

 
 
 
 
  To monitor the progress or update this request please log into [3]GovQA
the [2]Jersey City OPRA Center. logo

 

References

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RE: OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of November 13, 2018, Reference #
R003371-111318

Patrick Duff:

The City received a public information request from you on November 13,
2018. Your request mentioned:

Dear Jersey City,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common
law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

All emails, memos or documents pertaining to the decriminalizing of
marijuana from 1-1-2018 through 11-11-2018 sent to or from Mayor Steve
Fulop and or his staff, and prosecutor Jake Hudnut.

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Duff

Reference is made to your OPRA request captioned above.

Please note that two additional weeks are needed for the processing of
your request.  Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Irene McNulty

Deputy City Clerk

Office of City Clerk

 
 
 
 
  To monitor the progress or update this request please log into [3]GovQA
the [2]Jersey City OPRA Center. logo

 

References

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RE: OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of November 13, 2018, Reference #
R003383-111318

Patrick Duff:

The City received a public information request from you on November 13,
2018. Your request mentioned:

Dear Jersey City,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common
law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

All marijuana arrests from 1-1-2017 through 11-10-2018 including the
arrested persons age, sex and race.

Reference is made to your OPRA request captioned above.

Please note that two additional weeks are needed for the processing of
your request.  Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Irene McNulty

Deputy City Clerk

Office of City Clerk

 
 
 
 
  To monitor the progress or update this request please log into [3]GovQA
the [2]Jersey City OPRA Center. logo

 

References

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RE: OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of November 13, 2018, Reference #
R003383-111318

Patrick Duff:

The City received a public information request from you on November 13,
2018. Your request mentioned:

Dear Jersey City,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common
law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

All marijuana arrests from 1-1-2017 through 11-10-2018 including the
arrested persons age, sex and race.

Reference is made to your OPRA request captioned above.

Please note that two additional weeks are needed for the processing of
your request.  Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Irene McNulty

Deputy City Clerk

Office of City Clerk

 
 
 
 
  To monitor the progress or update this request please log into [3]GovQA
the [2]Jersey City OPRA Center. logo

 

References

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RE: OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of November 13, 2018, Reference #
R003371-111318

Patrick Duff:

The City received a public information request from you on November 13,
2018. Your request mentioned:

Dear Jersey City,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common
law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

All emails, memos or documents pertaining to the decriminalizing of
marijuana from 1-1-2018 through 11-11-2018 sent to or from Mayor Steve
Fulop and or his staff, and prosecutor Jake Hudnut.

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Duff

Reference is made to your OPRA request captioned above.

Please note that two additional weeks are needed for the processing of
your request.  Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Irene McNulty

Deputy City Clerk

Office of City Clerk

 
 
 
 
  To monitor the progress or update this request please log into [3]GovQA
the [2]Jersey City OPRA Center. logo

 

References

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Jersey City OPRA Center,

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RE: OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of November 13, 2018, Reference #
R003383-111318

Patrick Duff:

Reference is made to your OPRA request captioned above.

Please note that two additional weeks are needed for the processing of
your request.  Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Irene McNulty

Deputy City Clerk

Office of City Clerk

 
 
 
 
  To monitor the progress or update this request please log into [3]GovQA
the [2]Jersey City OPRA Center. logo

 

References

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RE: OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of November 13, 2018, Reference #
R003371-111318

Patrick Duff:

Reference is made to your OPRA request captioned above.

Please note that two additional weeks are needed for the processing of
your request.  Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Irene McNulty

Deputy City Clerk

Office of City Clerk

 
 
 
 
  To monitor the progress or update this request please log into [3]GovQA
the [2]Jersey City OPRA Center. logo

 

References

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RE: OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of November 13, 2018, Reference #
R003371-111318

Patrick Duff:

Reference is made to your OPRA request captioned above.

Please note that two additional weeks are needed for the processing of
your request.  Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Irene McNulty

Deputy City Clerk

Office of City Clerk

 
 
 
 
  To monitor the progress or update this request please log into [3]GovQA
the [2]Jersey City OPRA Center. logo

 

References

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RE: OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of November 13, 2018, Reference #
R003371-111318

Patrick Duff:

The City received a public information request from you on November 13,
2018. Your request mentioned:

Dear Jersey City,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common
law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

All emails, memos or documents pertaining to the decriminalizing of
marijuana from 1-1-2018 through 11-11-2018 sent to or from Mayor Steve
Fulop and or his staff, and prosecutor Jake Hudnut.

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Duff

Reference is made to your OPRA request captioned above.

Please note that two additional weeks are needed for the processing of
your request.  Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Irene McNulty

Deputy City Clerk

Office of City Clerk

 
 
 
 
  To monitor the progress or update this request please log into [3]GovQA
the [2]Jersey City OPRA Center. logo

 

References

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Jersey City OPRA Center,

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RE: OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of November 13, 2018, Reference #
R003383-111318

Patrick Duff:

The City received a public information request from you on November 13,
2018. Your request mentioned:

Dear Jersey City,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common
law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

All marijuana arrests from 1-1-2017 through 11-10-2018 including the
arrested persons age, sex and race.

Reference is made to your OPRA request captioned above.

Please note that two additional weeks are needed for the processing of
your request.  Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Irene McNulty

Deputy City Clerk

Office of City Clerk

 
 
 
 
  To monitor the progress or update this request please log into [3]GovQA
the [2]Jersey City OPRA Center. logo

 

References

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Jersey City OPRA Center,

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RE: OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of November 13, 2018, Reference #
R003383-111318

Patrick Duff:

The City received a public information request from you on November 13,
2018. Your request mentioned:

Dear Jersey City,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common
law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

All marijuana arrests from 1-1-2017 through 11-10-2018 including the
arrested persons age, sex and race.

Reference is made to your OPRA request captioned above.

Please note that two additional weeks are needed for the processing of
your request.  Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Irene McNulty

Deputy City Clerk

Office of City Clerk

 
 
 
 
  To monitor the progress or update this request please log into [3]GovQA
the [2]Jersey City OPRA Center. logo

 

References

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Jersey City OPRA Center,

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RE: OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of November 13, 2018, Reference #
R003371-111318

Patrick Duff:

The City received a public information request from you on November 13,
2018. Your request mentioned:

Dear Jersey City,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common
law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

All emails, memos or documents pertaining to the decriminalizing of
marijuana from 1-1-2018 through 11-11-2018 sent to or from Mayor Steve
Fulop and or his staff, and prosecutor Jake Hudnut.

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Duff

Reference is made to your OPRA request captioned above.

Please note that two additional weeks are needed for the processing of
your request.  Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Irene McNulty

Deputy City Clerk

Office of City Clerk

 
 
 
 
  To monitor the progress or update this request please log into [3]GovQA
the [2]Jersey City OPRA Center. logo

 

References

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Jersey City OPRA Center,

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RE: OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of November 13, 2018, Reference #
R003383-111318

Patrick Duff:

The City received a public information request from you on November 13,
2018. Your request mentioned:

Dear Jersey City,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common
law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

All marijuana arrests from 1-1-2017 through 11-10-2018 including the
arrested persons age, sex and race.

Reference is made to your OPRA request captioned above.

Please note that two additional weeks are needed for the processing of
your request.  Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Irene McNulty

Deputy City Clerk

Office of City Clerk

 
 
 
 
  To monitor the progress or update this request please log into [3]GovQA
the [2]Jersey City OPRA Center. logo

 

References

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RE: OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of November 13, 2018, Reference #
R003371-111318

Patrick Duff:

The City received a public information request from you on November 13,
2018. Your request mentioned:

Dear Jersey City,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common
law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

All emails, memos or documents pertaining to the decriminalizing of
marijuana from 1-1-2018 through 11-11-2018 sent to or from Mayor Steve
Fulop and or his staff, and prosecutor Jake Hudnut.

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Duff

Reference is made to your OPRA request captioned above.

Please note that two additional weeks are needed for the processing of
your request.  Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Irene McNulty

Deputy City Clerk

Office of City Clerk

 
 
 
 
  To monitor the progress or update this request please log into [3]GovQA
the [2]Jersey City OPRA Center. logo

 

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Dear Jersey City OPRA Center,

I do not think it should take so long. To expedite things, please just produce any emails relating to the decriminalization of marijuana from the same sources and dates.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Duff

Dear Jersey City OPRA Center,

I am writing to make sure you received my last amendment to my request and to ask what is taking so long? It has been more than 6 months and by law this is entirely too long. Please respond.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Duff

Jersey City OPRA Center,

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RE: OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of November 13, 2018, Reference #
R003383-111318

Patrick Duff:

The City received a public information request from you on November 13,
2018. Your request mentioned:

Dear Jersey City,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common
law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

All marijuana arrests from 1-1-2017 through 11-10-2018 including the
arrested persons age, sex and race.

Reference is made to your OPRA request captioned above.

Please note that two additional weeks are needed for the processing of
your request.  Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Irene McNulty

Deputy City Clerk

Office of City Clerk

 
 
 
 
  To monitor the progress or update this request please log into [3]GovQA
the [2]Jersey City OPRA Center. logo

 

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RE: OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of November 13, 2018, Reference #
R003371-111318

Patrick Duff:

Reference is made to your OPRA request captioned above.

Please note that two additional weeks are needed for the processing of
your request.  Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Irene McNulty

Deputy City Clerk

Office of City Clerk

 
 
 
 
  To monitor the progress or update this request please log into [3]GovQA
the [2]Jersey City OPRA Center. logo

 

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RE: OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of November 13, 2018, Reference #
R003383-111318

 Patrick Duff:

The City received a public information request from you on November 13,
2018. Your request mentioned:

Dear Jersey City,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common
law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

All marijuana arrests from 1-1-2017 through 11-10-2018 including the
arrested persons age, sex and race.

The City has explored multiple ways to obtain the number of marijuana
related arrests made for the time period in question.  Unfortunately, when
someone is arrested for a marijuana offense, the charges listed in our
records pertain to a general "controlled dangerous substance."  Therefore,
this office is unable to provide you with the information requested.
However, the Jersey City Municipal Court handles the prosecution of
marijuana related offenses in most cases.  Therefore, it is best to
contact the Jersey City Municipal Court for records pertaining
specifically to marijuana charges.  The Municipal Court is not subject to
OPRA. However, the Municipal Court is subject to the guidelines of the
State Administrative Office of the Courts.  Requests for Jersey City
Municipal Court records should be directed to:

Jersey City Municipal Court
365 Summit Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
Tel: 201-209-6700
[2]Jersey City Municipal Court

In view of the foregoing this OPRA request is deemed closed. Thank you for
your patience in this regard.

Sincerely,

Irene McNulty

Deputy City Clerk

Office of City Clerk

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Dear Jersey City OPRA Center,

I just wanted to ask you to please send me those emails and complete the email portion of my request by next Wednesday the 1st, ok? The wait makes no sense to me. If you have me access to your system I could query his emails in 30 seconds and have a list of emails about decriminalization of marijuana, so what’s taking 6 months?

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Duff

Dear Jersey City OPRA Center,

I again do not understand just what is taking so long regarding such a simple request, nor does my attorney, CJ Griffin of Pasham Stein Walder and Hayden. We just filed suit with the county and if you have any questions you can contact CJ at [email address]

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Duff

Jersey City OPRA Center,

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RE: OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of November 13, 2018, Reference #
R003371-111318

Dear Patrick Duff,

The City received a public information request from you on November 13,
2018. Your request mentioned:

Dear Jersey City,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law
right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

All emails, memos or documents pertaining to the decriminalizing of
marijuana from 1-1-2018 through 11-11-2018 sent to or from Mayor Steve
Fulop and or his staff, and prosecutor Jake Hudnut.

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Duff

The City has reviewed its files and has located responsive records to your
request. Please log in to the Jersey City OPRA Center at the following
link to retrieve the appropriate responsive documents.

[2]Open Public Records Act - R003371-111318
 
The City located approximately 56 e-mails that are exempt from disclosure
pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1 which states that a government record shall
not include "inter-agency or intra-agency advisory, consultative, or
deliberative material."  A privilege log of the e-mails will be provided
to you within the next 5 days.
 
Additionally, on pages 362 and 368, the personal cellular phone number of
Jacob Hudnut was redact pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 which states that "a
public agency has a responsibility and an obligation to safeguard from
public access a citizen's personal information with which it has been
entrusted when disclosure thereof would violate the citizen's reasonable
expectation of privacy."
Sincerely,

John McKinney
Assistant Corporation Counsel
 

 
 
 
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Dear Jersey City OPRA Center,
I do not see the emails in the records center. Please send them here as well.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Duff

Jersey City OPRA Center,

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RE: OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of November 13, 2018, Reference #
R003371-111318

Dear Patrick Duff,

The City received a public information request from you on May 3, 2018.
You replied:

" I do not see the emails in the records center. Please send them here as
well."
 
The records are accessible at the link below.
 
[2]Open Public Records Act - R003371-111318
 
The file size is approximately 50 megabytes and, therefore, cannot be sent
as an e-mail attachment.  Please use the link above to access the records.
Sincerely,

John McKinney
Assistant Corporation Counsel
 

 
 
 
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RE: OPEN PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of November 13, 2018, Reference #
R003371-111318

Patrick Duff:

Reference is made to your OPRA request captioned above.

Please be advised that the Privilege Log will be provided to you within
one week.  Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Irene McNulty

Deputy City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk
 
 
 
 
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Dear Jersey City OPRA Center,

As I previously notified you, I sued Jersey City two weeks ago regarding my requests. You should address further communications with my attorney: CJ Griffin at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, [email address], 201-488-8200

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Duff