Monday, August 1, 2016

FEMALE COORDINATOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES (UCLA) CIVIL RIGHTS PROJECT IN UCLA'S GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND INFORMATION STUDIES, ON AUGUST 1, 2016, SENDS E-MAIL REJECTION LETTER TO JOHN KEVIN McMILLAN OF AUSTIN, TEXAS, IN RESPONSE TO INFORMATION ABOUT A LEGAL COMPLAINT Mr. McMILLAN FILED EARLIER THAT DAY AGAINST THE PUBLICLY-OWNED AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS




On Monday, August 1, 2016 4:28 PM, Laurie Russman wrote:

We are not attorneys and do not provide legal aid. I would be very graetful if you could remove crp@ucla.edu from your list. We cannot provide assistance and I just delete your email anyway.

Sincerely,

Laurie

Laurie Russman
Coordinator/Coordinadora
The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles
UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
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(fax) 310-206-6293
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On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 2:23 PM, John McMillan wrote:

August 1, 2016

Dear Texas Assistant Attorney General Smith in the Office of the Attorney General of Texas Open Records Division in Austin,

Please note, below, additional documentation on behalf of the legal complaint I filed with you today in my capacity as a public-information requestor.

My complaint is against the Austin Community College's public information office in Austin, Texas. My complaint relates to ACC's response to a civilly-worded July 18, 2016-dated E-mail public information request from myself that I provided you earlier today as part of this complaint from myself.

The following (bottom item, below) is an e-mailed attachment sent to me by Austin Community College on July 20, 2016, that provides me with an estimated cost of $846.20 on providing me with all written documents referring to myself (John Kevin McMillan of Austin) in any way, and that were each written by either President Rhodes or Ms. Pam Sutton of ACC's Office of the President, at any time since the morning of Sept. 1, 2011.

I hope this additional documentation is helpful on behalf of my civilly worded legal complaint today through your state agency against Austin Community College in Austin, Texas.

Sincerely and Best Wishes,

complainant John Kevin McMillan.

10926 Jollyville Rd, Apt. 902, Austin, Texas, 78759.

Home phone: (512) 342-2295.

Ms. Smith, I am also providing you, immediately below this follow-up note to yourself, with a copy of a July 21, 2016, E-mail reply letter to me from ACC Public Information Coordinator Dahlia Anzaldua-Torres that very clearly states that the previously cited $846.20 estimated charge to me she had informed me about in writing is for documents about me that were written by either of two total ACC employees or officials: ACC President Rhodes or his assistant Ms. Pam Sutton, for the specified time period ever since the morning of September 1, 2011 (Rhodes's very first day as ACC President).

Also included, below, is the July 20-dated cover e-mail letter to me from Ms. Anzaldua-Torres in which she initially responds in writing to my July 18, 2016, e-mail public-information request by sending me an accompanying attachment (bottom item, below) that cites $846.20 as the estimated fee I'd be charged on that.

On Thursday, July 21, 2016 8:55 AM, Dahlia Anzaldua-Torres wrote:

Mr. McMillan,

Attached is an adjusted estimate reflecting a search for documents that you've requesting for only for Dr. Richard Rhodes rrhodes@austincc.edu. The previous estimate was for both Rhodes and Pam Sutton. Ms. Sutton is the staff member in the President's Office who may review, copied to, reply to any communications for Dr. Rhodes.

This estimate can be paid for online at ACC Marketplace[secure.touchnet.com]. Reference ORR 1548 were applicable

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Dahlia Anzaldua-Torres

Public Information & College Marketing
Austin Community College
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd.
Austin, Texas 78752

Office: 512.223.7595
Fax: 512.223.7833
austincc.edu/marketing[austincc.edu]

From: Dahlia Anzaldua-Torres

To: mcmillanj@att.net

Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 4:52 PM

Subject: ORR 1548 - Cost Estimate

Mr. McMillan,

I am attaching a copy of a cost estimate referencing labor involved in gathering the communications that you've requested. It may be possible to decrease the estimate as it looks like the bulk of the time is related to how far back you want the search to go. Let me know if you would like to make any adjustments to your request.

Payment can be made online at ACC Marketplace[secure.touchnet.com]. Be sure to reference ORR 1548. As soon as payment is made, I can have IT start the search for you.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Unless I hear from you, we will consider this request closed in 10 business days.

Dahlia Anzaldua-Torres

Public Information & College Marketing
Austin Community College
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd.
Austin, Texas 78752

Office: 512.223.7595
Fax: 512.223.7833
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Mr. John Kevin McMillan
10926 Jollyville Rd., Bldg. 9, Apt. 902
Austin, Texas 78759
Dear Mr. McMillan:
ORR 1548
We have received your request for information dated: 07/18/2016.

We have determined that complying with your request will result in the imposition of a charge that exceeds $40. Therefore, we are providing you with this cost estimate as required by section 552.2615 of the Texas Government Code.

Itemized List of Charges:

Description Qty x Price Total

Labor minutes ($15/hour) 2488 x $0.25 $622.00

Programming minutes ($28.50/hour) 472 x $0.475 $224.20

Total cost $846.20 There may be a less expensive way for you to obtain this information. It may be possible to decrease the cost if your request for information was narrowed. You may also view the information in person at our offices. If you choose to view the information in person, please provide me with three dates and times when it will be convenient for you to come. The estimated charges exceed $100.00; therefore, as allowed by section 552.263(a) of the Government Code, we require a deposit of 51% ($431.56) before starting work on your request Your request will be considered automatically withdrawn if you do not notify us in writing within ten business days from the date of this letter that you either:

1. (a) accept the charges;
2. (b) wish to modify your request; OR
3. (c) have sent to the Open Records Division of the Office of the Attorney General a complaint alleging that you are being overcharged for the information you have requested.

Sincerely,

Dahlia Anzaldua-Torres

Austin Community College

5930 Middle Fiskville Rd.

Austin, Texas 78752

John Kevin McMillan

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Laurie Russman
Coordinator/Coordinadora
The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles
UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
(ph) 310-267-5562
(fax) 310-206-6293
www.civilrightsproject.ucla.edu

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