Budget and Staffing Records for O'ahu Public Defender's Office

Request to:
Office of the Public Defender
Law used:
State of Hawaii UIPA
Status of this request:
Request Successful
Summary of Request
All written or graphic matter of every kind or description, however, produced or reproduced, whether draft or final, original or reproduction signed or unsigned, and regardless of whether approved, signed, sent, received, redrafted, or executed, including but not limited to: written communications, letters, correspondence, facsimiles, e-mail, memoranda, minutes, notes, films, recordings, of any type, transcripts, contracts, agreements, purchase or sales orders, memoranda of telephone conversations of personal conversations, diaries, desk calendars, interoffice communications, reports, studies, bills, receipts, checks, checkbooks, invoices, requisitions or material similar to any of the foregoing however denominated, by whomever prepared, and to whomever addressed, which are in your possession, custody or control or to which you have had or can obtain access which contain the Office of Public Defender's O'ahu office's internal budget for fiscal year 2016 and 2017 All written or graphic matter of every kind or description, however, produced or reproduced, whether draft or final, original or reproduction signed or unsigned, and regardless of whether approved, signed, sent, received, redrafted, or executed, including but not limited to: written communications, letters, correspondence, facsimiles, e-mail, memoranda, minutes, notes, films, recordings, of any type, transcripts, contracts, agreements, purchase or sales orders, memoranda of telephone conversations of personal conversations, diaries, desk calendars, interoffice communications, reports, studies, bills, receipts, checks, checkbooks, invoices, requisitions or material similar to any of the foregoing however denominated, by whomever prepared, and to whomever addressed, which are in your possession, custody or control or to which you have had or can obtain access whic contain the Office of Public Defender's O'ahu office's payroll for fiscal year 2016 and 2017. All written or graphic matter of every kind or description, however, produced or reproduced, whether draft or final, original or reproduction signed or unsigned, and regardless of whether approved, signed, sent, received, redrafted, or executed, including but not limited to: written communications, letters, correspondence, facsimiles, e-mail, memoranda, minutes, notes, films, recordings, of any type, transcripts, contracts, agreements, purchase or sales orders, memoranda of telephone conversations of personal conversations, diaries, desk calendars, interoffice communications, reports, studies, bills, receipts, checks, checkbooks, invoices, requisitions or material similar to any of the foregoing however denominated, by whomever prepared, and to whomever addressed, which are in your possession, custody or control or to which you have had or can obtain access which contain the number, and types, of cases assigned to the Office of Public Defender's O'ahu office's fiscal year 2016 and 2017. All written or graphic matter of every kind or description, however, produced or reproduced, whether draft or final, original or reproduction signed or unsigned, and regardless of whether approved, signed, sent, received, redrafted, or executed, including but not limited to: written communications, letters, correspondence, facsimiles, e-mail, memoranda, minutes, notes, films, recordings, of any type, transcripts, contracts, agreements, purchase or sales orders, memoranda of telephone conversations of personal conversations, diaries, desk calendars, interoffice communications, reports, studies, bills, receipts, checks, checkbooks, invoices, requisitions or material similar to any of the foregoing however denominated, by whomever prepared, and to whomever addressed, which are in your possession, custody or control or to which you have had or can obtain access which contain the number of trials the Office of Public Defender's O'ahu office's tried in fiscal year 2016 and 2017.

Messages in this request

From Frank DeGiacomo (Self)
Subject Records Request for Office of the Public Defender: Budget and Staffing Records for O'ahu Public Defender's Office [#132]
Date Oct. 6, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
To Office of the Public Defender
Status Awaiting response
Attachments

Aloha, Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following records in electronic format sent to my email address.
All written or graphic matter of every kind or description, however, produced or reproduced, whether draft or final, original or reproduction signed or unsigned, and regardless of whether approved, signed, sent, received, redrafted, or executed, including but not limited to: written communications, letters, correspondence, facsimiles, e-mail, memoranda, minutes, notes, films, recordings, of any type, transcripts, contracts, agreements, purchase or sales orders, memoranda of telephone conversations of personal conversations, diaries, desk calendars, interoffice communications, reports, studies, bills, receipts, checks, checkbooks, invoices, requisitions or material similar to any of the foregoing however denominated, by whomever prepared, and to whomever addressed, which are in your possession, custody or control or to which you have had or can obtain access which contain the Office of Public Defender's O'ahu office's internal budget for fiscal year 2016 and 2017 All written or graphic matter of every kind or description, however, produced or reproduced, whether draft or final, original or reproduction signed or unsigned, and regardless of whether approved, signed, sent, received, redrafted, or executed, including but not limited to: written communications, letters, correspondence, facsimiles, e-mail, memoranda, minutes, notes, films, recordings, of any type, transcripts, contracts, agreements, purchase or sales orders, memoranda of telephone conversations of personal conversations, diaries, desk calendars, interoffice communications, reports, studies, bills, receipts, checks, checkbooks, invoices, requisitions or material similar to any of the foregoing however denominated, by whomever prepared, and to whomever addressed, which are in your possession, custody or control or to which you have had or can obtain access whic contain the Office of Public Defender's O'ahu office's payroll for fiscal year 2016 and 2017. All written or graphic matter of every kind or description, however, produced or reproduced, whether draft or final, original or reproduction signed or unsigned, and regardless of whether approved, signed, sent, received, redrafted, or executed, including but not limited to: written communications, letters, correspondence, facsimiles, e-mail, memoranda, minutes, notes, films, recordings, of any type, transcripts, contracts, agreements, purchase or sales orders, memoranda of telephone conversations of personal conversations, diaries, desk calendars, interoffice communications, reports, studies, bills, receipts, checks, checkbooks, invoices, requisitions or material similar to any of the foregoing however denominated, by whomever prepared, and to whomever addressed, which are in your possession, custody or control or to which you have had or can obtain access which contain the number, and types, of cases assigned to the Office of Public Defender's O'ahu office's fiscal year 2016 and 2017. All written or graphic matter of every kind or description, however, produced or reproduced, whether draft or final, original or reproduction signed or unsigned, and regardless of whether approved, signed, sent, received, redrafted, or executed, including but not limited to: written communications, letters, correspondence, facsimiles, e-mail, memoranda, minutes, notes, films, recordings, of any type, transcripts, contracts, agreements, purchase or sales orders, memoranda of telephone conversations of personal conversations, diaries, desk calendars, interoffice communications, reports, studies, bills, receipts, checks, checkbooks, invoices, requisitions or material similar to any of the foregoing however denominated, by whomever prepared, and to whomever addressed, which are in your possession, custody or control or to which you have had or can obtain access which contain the number of trials the Office of Public Defender's O'ahu office's tried in fiscal year 2016 and 2017.
[... Show complete request text] Frank DeGiacomo (Self)
  1. 2 months agoOct. 6, 2018, 1:30 p.m.: Frank DeGiacomo (Self) sent a message to Office of the Public Defender.
From Tonaki, John M – Office of the Public Defender
Subject Acknowledgment to Requester
Date Oct. 16, 2018, 12:43 p.m.
Status Awaiting response
Attachments

  1. 1 month, 3 weeks agoOct. 16, 2018, 12:43 p.m.: Received an email from Office of the Public Defender.
  2. 1 month, 3 weeks agoOct. 16, 2018, 3:07 p.m.: Frank DeGiacomo (Self) published an attachment on request Budget and Staffing Records for O'ahu Public Defender's Office.
  3. 1 month, 2 weeks agoOct. 23, 2018, midnight: This request became overdue
From Frank DeGiacomo (Self)
Subject Acknowledgment to Requester [#132]
Date Oct. 29, 2018, 11:36 p.m.
To Office of the Public Defender

Aloha, My UIPA request "Budget and Staffing Records for O'ahu Public Defender's Office" (10/06/2018) was not answered in the time defined by HAR 2-71-13. Please update me on the status of my request as soon as possible. Mahalo, Frank DeGiacomo
  1. 1 month, 1 week agoOct. 29, 2018, 11:36 p.m.: Frank DeGiacomo (Self) sent a message to Office of the Public Defender.
From Tonaki, John M – Office of the Public Defender
Subject Notice to Requester -- 10-6-18 request
Date Oct. 30, 2018, 10:40 a.m.
Status Awaiting response
Attachments

  1. 1 month, 1 week agoOct. 30, 2018, 10:40 a.m.: Received an email from Office of the Public Defender.
From Frank DeGiacomo (Self)
Subject Notice to Requester -- 10-6-18 request [#132]
Date Oct. 30, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
To Office of the Public Defender

Aloha, Attorney/client priviledge is an invalid reason for failing to respond to my request.. I did not ask for personally identifiable or case specific information. I asked for aggregate numbers of the number of cases referred to the O'ahu office, and the number of cases that went to trial. Your office also sent me the budget for the entire Office of Public Defender, and it contains no information that is discernible about costs and payroll for their O'ahu office. The information sent was not what was requested. Mahalo, Frank DeGiacomo
  1. 1 month, 1 week agoOct. 30, 2018, 10:54 a.m.: Frank DeGiacomo (Self) sent a message to Office of the Public Defender.
  2. 1 month, 1 week agoOct. 30, 2018, 10:55 a.m.: Frank DeGiacomo (Self) published an attachment on request Budget and Staffing Records for O'ahu Public Defender's Office.
From Tonaki, John M – Office of the Public Defender
Subject Request for information
Date Oct. 30, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Status Awaiting response

Dear Mr. DeGiacomo, We do not keep records on the number of cases which proceeded to trial. Also, your request included a laundry list of information pertaining to trials done which would fall under the attorney client privilege. Our budget is not allocated per island. Our office is statewide and we receive a lump sum allocation from the legislature. We don't separate out expenses by island. Thank you, John M. Tonaki Public Defender
  1. 1 month, 1 week agoOct. 30, 2018, 11:16 a.m.: Received an email from Office of the Public Defender.
From Frank DeGiacomo (Self)
Subject Request for information [#132]
Date Oct. 30, 2018, 2:13 p.m.
To Office of the Public Defender

Aloha! Mahalo for your reply. So your office provides no imput into the amount asked for statewide? Nor are there any financial records of what is spent? And your internal calendar contains no record of days you were in trial - which would be a matter of public record as all trials are available through the judiciary database? And you have no record of how much your employees are paid? Any clarification you can provide into this matter would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely yours, Frank DeGiacomo
  1. 1 month, 1 week agoOct. 30, 2018, 2:13 p.m.: Frank DeGiacomo (Self) sent a message to Office of the Public Defender.
From Tonaki, John M – Office of the Public Defender
Subject Public Defender statistics
Date Nov. 20, 2018, 10:06 a.m.
Status Request resolved
Attachments

  1. 2 weeks, 6 days agoNov. 20, 2018, 10:06 a.m.: Received an email from Office of the Public Defender.
  2. 2 weeks, 6 days agoNov. 20, 2018, 1:04 p.m.: Office of the Public Defender answered partially, but denied access to all information on the grounds of There is still no information concerning the budget, staffing, or salaries of the O'ahu office. No personally identifiable info or great level of detail required. What is the O'ahu office budget, general categories for the budget, the number of attorneys, the number of support staff, and salary range for attorneys and support staff..
  3. 2 weeks, 6 days agoNov. 20, 2018, 1:06 p.m.: Frank DeGiacomo (Self) published an attachment on request Budget and Staffing Records for O'ahu Public Defender's Office.
  4. 1 week, 4 days agoNov. 29, 2018, 11:21 a.m.: Office of the Public Defender answered partially, but denied access to all information on the grounds of There is still no information concerning the budget, staffing, or salaries of the O'ahu office. No personally identifiable info or great level of detail required. What is the O'ahu office budget, general categories for the budget, the number of attorneys, the number of support staff, and salary range for attorneys and support staff..
From Frank DeGiacomo (Self)
Subject Public Defender statistics [#132]
Date Nov. 29, 2018, 11:24 a.m.
To Office of the Public Defender

Dear Sir or Madam, There is still no information concerning the budget, staffing, or salaries of the O'ahu office. No personally identifiable info or great level of detail is required. What is the O'ahu office budget, general categories for the budget, the number of attorneys, the number of support staff, and salary range for attorneys and support staff? Surely, someone can look at your internal phone directory to answer my staffing question, and you must have job postings for these positions listing the salary range. ... Sincerely yours Frank DeGiacomo
  1. 1 week, 4 days agoNov. 29, 2018, 11:24 a.m.: Frank DeGiacomo (Self) sent a message to Office of the Public Defender.
From Tonaki, John M – Office of the Public Defender
Subject Notice to requester
Date Dec. 5, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Status Request resolved
Attachments

  1. 5 days, 17 hours agoDec. 5, 2018, 9:12 a.m.: Received an email from Office of the Public Defender.
  2. 5 days, 12 hours agoDec. 5, 2018, 1:41 p.m.: Frank DeGiacomo (Self) published an attachment on request Budget and Staffing Records for O'ahu Public Defender's Office.
From Frank DeGiacomo (Self)
Subject Notice to requester [#132]
Date Dec. 5, 2018, 1:45 p.m.
To Office of the Public Defender

Dear Sir or Madam, Thank you for the recent information you provided. I am very close to being a satisfied requester. I'd still like budget information though. How about *just* a ballpark figure, not off by more than a hundred thousand, for *just* the O`ahu office? Thank you for your time and consideration. ... Sincerely yours Frank DeGiacomo
  1. 5 days, 12 hours agoDec. 5, 2018, 1:45 p.m.: Frank DeGiacomo (Self) sent a message to Office of the Public Defender.
  2. 5 days, 12 hours agoDec. 5, 2018, 1:47 p.m.: Office of the Public Defender answered partially, but denied access to all information on the grounds of I'd still like budget information though. How about *just* a ballpark figure, not off by more than a hundred thousand, for *just* the O`ahu office?.
From Tonaki, John M – Office of the Public Defender
Subject Notice to Requester
Date Dec. 10, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Status Request resolved
Attachments

  1. 16 hours, 13 minutes agoDec. 10, 2018, 9:59 a.m.: Received an email from Office of the Public Defender.
  2. 15 hours, 19 minutes agoDec. 10, 2018, 10:54 a.m.: Frank DeGiacomo (Self) published an attachment on request Budget and Staffing Records for O'ahu Public Defender's Office.
  3. 15 hours, 18 minutes agoDec. 10, 2018, 10:54 a.m.: Frank DeGiacomo (Self) set status to 'Request Successful'.