Request #19-10

Under the California Public Records Act § 6250 et seq., I am requesting an opportunity to inspect or obtain copies of public records that pertain to all building and construction permits, hardship exemptions and all correspondence relating thereto, for the business called the Waterfront Hotel located at 10 Washington Street, Oakland, CA, as far back as such records are maintained, but no further than January 1, 1970. The California Public Records Act requires a response within ten business days. If access to the records I am requesting will take longer, please contact me with information about when I might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records. If you deny any or all of this request, please cite each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law. Thank you for considering my request.


January 31, 2019 via web


March 22, 2019


Commercial Real Estate


Emily O'Donohoe





Point of Contact

Eugene Park

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Dear Ms. O'Donohoe:

Thank you for submitting copy costs.  We have released all of the requested documents.  Thank you again for your request.


Request for Cure & Correction: We hope this response is satisfactory to you.  If you believe the Port has failed to comply with the Public Records Act, you may submit a written Request for Cure and Correction to the Secretary of the Board.  This Request must be filed within 90 days of the alleged noncompliance.  The Office of the Port Attorney will investigate all Requests and respond within 30 days.  For further information, please refer to the "Frequently Asked Questions" section on the Port's Public Records webpage.

March 21, 2019, 12:19pm
Document(s) Released Public
Permit No. 2957.pdf
Permit No. 3122.pdf
Permit No. 3244.pdf
Permit No. 3859.pdf
Permit No. 3941.pdf
Permit No. 4305.pdf
Permit No. 4424.pdf
Permit No. 2931.pdf
March 21, 2019, 12:17pm
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Ms. O'Donohoe:


Thank you for the message.  We'll await the check and will scan and release the records as soon as we receive the check.  We've also extended the due date in the meantime.


On a separate note, we located some plans and related correspondence relating to the expansion of the Waterfront Hotel (previously called the Boatel) that appear relevant to your request.  These were already in electronic form and we just released them with no charge.


Thank you.

March 8, 2019, 3:33pm by Eugene Park (Staff)
Due Date Changed Public
03/22/2019 (was 03/08/2019).
March 8, 2019, 3:31pm
Document(s) Released Public
Boatel Expansion PD-42.pdf
March 8, 2019, 3:31pm
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Mr. Park,

I apologize for the delay in this matter.  I will put a check in the mail to Mr. Wilson's attention today.





March 7, 2019, 2:50pm by the requester
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Dear Ms. O'Donohoe: Following up on our previous message, please let us know if you will be sending a check for the copy costs or if you would like to schedule a time for on-site review.  We will extend the due date tomorrow as needed.  Thank you.

March 7, 2019, 1:26pm by Eugene Park (Staff)
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Ms. O'Donohoe:


The records consist of 140 pages, which would cost $26.60 (at $0.19/page) to scan and post to the website.  If you'd like to receive a scan, please remit a check payable to "Port of Oakland" to the following address:


Port of Oakland

Attn: Marcel Wilson

530 Water Street

Oakland, CA 94607


We will release the records once we receive the check.


If you'd like to review the records in person instead, please let us know so we can coordinate a mutually convenient time.  Thank you.

February 26, 2019, 12:19pm by Eugene Park (Staff)
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Our apologies for the last message, which may have been confusing (we confused this request with another one).  We will get you a page count so that you can determine whether to review in person or have them scanned.  Thank you.

February 25, 2019, 10:41am by Eugene Park (Staff)
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Hello: Yes, if the files need to be scanned, we will contact you first with a page count before proceeding (we charge $0.19/page to scan).  If the files are already in electronic form, we will simply release them through this website free of charge.  Thank you.

February 25, 2019, 9:33am by Eugene Park (Staff)
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Thank you for the update.  Could you provide me with an estimated number of pages so that I can assess whether it is cost effective to go review them in person or have them scanned?  





February 25, 2019, 9:29am by the requester
Due Date Changed Public
03/08/2019 (was 02/22/2019).
February 22, 2019, 4:28pm
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Dear Ms. O'Donohoe: We've located a number of Port building permits relating to the Waterfront Hotel dating approximately 1988-2000.  The files are only in hard copy, however.

You are welcome to review them on-site at the Port's offices at 530 Water Street, Oakland at a mutually convenient time.  Alternatively, we can provide scanned copies but charge $0.19/page.  Please let us know how you'd like to proceed.  We'll extend the due date in the meantime.  Thank you.

February 22, 2019, 4:27pm by Eugene Park (Staff)
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Dear Ms. O'Donohoe: As discussed on our call yesterday, we do not have any permits or associated documents since approximately 2000 when the Port no longer had permitting authority over this property.  The City of Oakland may have the documentation you need.  We will continue to search for potentially responsive documents from 1970-2000 that we may have.  We are extending the due date in the meantime while we continue our search.  Thank you.

February 8, 2019, 3:44pm by Eugene Park (Staff)
Due Date Changed Public
02/22/2019 (was 02/11/2019).
February 8, 2019, 3:42pm
Request Published Public
January 31, 2019, 1:38pm
Department Assignment Public
Added: Commercial Real Estate.
January 31, 2019, 1:38pm
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Thank you for your request. It has been assigned to the appropriate staff person(s) who will work on responding to your request.  You will receive a response and/or the documents the requested by the due date listed with your request.  The initial due date is typically set approximately 10 calendar days from your request, but may be extended depending on the nature of your request.


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January 31, 2019, 12:42pm by Marcel Wilson (Staff)
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Request received via web
January 31, 2019, 12:07pm