I’m doing an epidemiological study to find out if more people get sick and die on heavy spray days.
But San Francisco’s Department of Public Health has doggedly refused to release any mortality data, as they are mandated to do under the city’s Sunshine Ordinance, claiming the data is stored on a California State database outside the jurisdiction of the city. They won’t even tell me *if* anyone died.
So I decided to take a different approach – by requesting records created between city departments.
So on February 26, 2018, I filed information requests by USPS Certified Mail for mortality data from the Department of Public Health, Department of Emergency Management (they run the 911 system), the police and fire departments and the Medical Examiner.
My next hearing will be at San Francsico City Hall at 4pm, Wednesday March 7th at 4pm.
It should be interesting.
Here are the supporting documents:
- Certified letter to the Department of Public Health
- Certified letter to the Department of Emergency Management
- Certified letter to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
- Certified letter to the Police Department
- Certified letter to the Fire Department
And here’s the video of my most recent Sunshine Ordinance Task Force hearing:-