Riptide correspondent Todd Bray has requested disclosure from Caltrans of correspondence between the state transportation agency and the City of Pacifica. Below are some excerpts from Todd's colorfully worded Public Records Act request (edited for clarity and space):
"Dear Mr. Suleiman: On June 24, 2013, former Pacifica city manager Stephen Rhodes wrote to Caltrans District 4 head honcho Bijan Sartipi in response to a letter from you asking for some sort of formal commitment by the City of Pacifica to pay for maintenance of a landscaped median if you were to plow Pacifica as part of the now-infamous Calera Parkway Project. I'm formally requesting to see the letter you sent Mr. Rhodes asking for a formal commitment to fund a landscaped median for the Calera Parkway Project. Consider this a PRA request. By law, you have 10 days to respond with a copy of the letter. As you know, the record of City Council action does not support Mr. Rhodes' assertions regarding a landscaped median, and that is easily provable. In fact, Mr. Rhodes' actions before leaving his position are actionable as a civil matter, and I may in time decide to pursue that course. Thank you for your time."