Many of you know, that as an Elected Director of the Sequoia Healthcare District, I have faced an uphill battle to gain access to financial records of the District. I am happy to report that significant progress has been made in response to a PRA request I made as a private citizen.
Following is that formal request:
From: Jack Hickey
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2011 3:26 PM
To: Lee Michelson
Subject: Public Records Act request for Sequoia Healthcare District financial records
Lee Michelson, CEO
Sequoia Healthcare District
525 Veterans Boulevard
Redwood City, CA 94063
Mr. Michelson, pursuant to the State of California Public Records Act ( GOVT. CODE §§ 6250 - 6276.48) I hereby request all financial records of the District, in electronic format, which are contained in folders created by Peachtree Software on computers used by the District. I prefer that they be sent via e-mail at no charge. Provision of the requested records on CD would be acceptable with a charge for media cost.
I understand that there are exceptions to disclosure, and that the burden of justifying nondisclosure lies with your agency. Since I have already made less formal requests for District records, I expect an expeditious response to this request.
John J. Hickey
243 Ferndale Way
Emerald Hills, CA 94062
The initial response from Mark Hudak, Counsel for the District can be read here: Web Link
This was followed by several e-mails which finally resulted in my receiving, on CD by FedEx overnight, much of the information requested. CD contents here: Web Link
Those e-mail threads are available here: Web Link
I am hopeful that ALL of the information I requested will be forthcoming without the necessity for legal action. Your support is appreciated.