Vice Speaker Cruz: GFD Response to FOIA Request is Incomplete

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Guam – Vice Speaker B.J. Cruz has sent a letter to Guam Fire Chief Dave Peredo thanking him for responding to his Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request but Cruz says, the documents he got are incomplete.

In a release, the Vice-Speaker says the FOIA request he sent “specifically asked for a copy of the 201 0 Assistance to Fire Fighters grant application, as well as documentation related to finds received from the Department of Interior.”

“These documents were not submitted.” states Cruz.

The Vice Speaker says he has been following up with the Guam Fire Department for months to ensure that applications are made to Federal programs in hopes of securing additional funding to help the Department.

Cruz’s Letter to Chief Peredo below:

Senator Benjamin J.F. Cruz, Vice Speaker
CHAIRMAN, COMMITTEE ON TOURISM, CULTURAL AFFAIRS,
THIRTIETH GUAM LEGISLATURE

October 26,2010
Mr. David Q. Peredo
Fire Chief
Guam Fire Department
DNA Building Ste. 807
238 Archbishop Flores Street
Tiyan, Guam 969 10

Re: Request for copy of 2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant & Department of Interior grantlfunding documentation


Dear Chief Peredo,

Thank you for your response to my Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request regarding the AFG, Department of Interior, and SAFER grant applications.

I reviewed the checklist of items provided by you against the items I requested and found that the grant application for the 2010 Assistance to Fire Fighters was not included. The application had a due date of Friday, May 28,201 0. Please provide me a copy of this grant application.

In the same FOIA request, I also asked for documents and application made to the Department of the Interior for your department. There was no information provided about any funding from the Department of the Interior included. Please provide me a copy of all documents related to this
funding source related to your department. Thank you for your assistance, and I look forward to your response.

Sincerely,
Benjamin J. F. Cmz

Cruz: GFD response to FOIA request

is

incomplete

(October 26,2010

HagAtfia, Guam) In a letter sent to Fire Chief Peredo, Vice Speaker Benjamin
J.F.

Cruz

thanked the Fire Chief for responding to his Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request
but noted the documents received as a result of the request were incomplete.
The FOIA request specifically asked for a copy of the 201 0 Assistance to Fire Fighters grant
application, as well

as

documentation related to finds received from the Department of Interior.
These documents were not submitted.
Vice Speaker

Cruz

has been following up with the Guam Fire Department for months to ensure
that applications are made to Federal programs in hopes of securing additional funding to help the
department.