All OPRA requests filed from 10-1-2017 through 5-10-2018.

Patrick Duff made this OPRA request to Camden City

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

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

Dear Camden 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 OPRA requests filed from 10-1-2017 through 5-10-2018.

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Duff

OPRARequest, Camden City

OPRARequest, Camden City

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Mr. Duff,

 

Your request  is too broad, please be more specific.

 

Thank you!

 

 

 

Open Public Records Act

Office of the Municipal Clerk

City Hall, Suite 105  P.O. Box 95120

Camden, NJ 08101

Tele: 856-757-7223    Fax: 856-757-7220

(website) [1]http://www.ci.camden.nj.us/

 

 

 

 

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Dear OPRARequest,

Any OPRA requests received by the city of Camden for those times I mentioned. I am not seeking the responses, just the requests.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Duff

OPRARequest, Camden City

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Good afternoon,

In regards to your submitted OPRA request (attached), please clarify if you want all filed OPRA requests from every single person who has submitted an OPRA request? Or only those OPRA requests submitted by Patrick Duff?

Thank you

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Dear OPRARequest,

All of them.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Duff

OPRARequest, Camden City

Thank you for clarifying. Please be advised that the City will need 31 business days to extract, compile and provide the desired information. Please advise if the extension is granted or denied, so that we may provide you with an ETA.

Thank you

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OPRARequest, Camden City

Good afternoon,

 

Our office is still awaiting an authorization from you. Please advise on
the highlighted portion below.

 

Thank you

 

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Dear OPRARequest,

31 Days for OPRA requests? Take a look at this one here, it was done in just 7 days, and it was 4 months of OPRA requests. https://opramachine.com/request/opra_req...

This is intentional stonewalling, and no, I do not grant an extension of 31 days, I am seeking these within in the required period just as the other municipality did for the requester.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Duff

OPRARequest, Camden City

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Mr. Duff,

 

Unfortunately, due to the size, volume, and the extraordinary amount of
time it will take to retrieve the archived information the City will need
additional time to  fulfill your request. The City expects to have your
request fulfilled prior to the 31 business days, and will provide the
information to you as it becomes available, however the City will need to
redact certain information, examine each record, make a copy, and then
transfer the information to a CD. All of this takes time.

 

In addition to the above request for the extension of time, the City will
be assessing a special service charge for this request. Attached please
find the GRC’s 14-point analysis for a special service charge.

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5.c., whenever the nature, format, manner of
collation, or volume of a government record embodied in the form of
printed matter to be inspected, examined, or copied pursuant to this
section is such that the record cannot be reproduced by ordinary document
copying equipment in ordinary business size or involves an extraordinary
expenditure of time and effort to accommodate the request, the public
agency may charge, in addition to the actual cost of duplicating the
record, a special service charge that shall be reasonable and shall be
based upon the actual direct cost of providing the copy or copies …”
(Emphasis added.)

 

The City has conducted a preliminary search of the records and has found
1,274 records. Each record must be printed in its entirety, as the
requests and responses are archived together. Each record must be
inspected and personal information must be redacted pursuant to N.J.S.A.
47:1A-1.1, and then each record will be copied to a CD. Each steps of the
process takes time and effort in order to accommodate the request. Some
records may be 200 pages and although you are only seeking the request
itself, the City will still need to print each record in its entirety as
this is the most cost effective way to fulfill your request. There is a
quicker way to achieve your request however, it will be more expensive,
costing a few thousand dollars.

 

It is estimated that this request will cost at a minimum $700.00. In order
for the City to move forward with your request, you are required to pay
25% of the estimated cost $175.00. If you would like to proceed please let
us know and please send your payment made payable to City of Camden, to
our below address.

 

Thank you.

 

Open Public Records Act

Elena Guzman

Office of the Municipal Clerk

City Hall, Suite 105  P.O. Box 95120

Camden, NJ 08101

Tele: 856-757-7223    Fax: 856-757-7220

(website) [1]http://www.ci.camden.nj.us/

 

 

 

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