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Use RecordTrac to request copies of specific documents, photos, emails, texts, audio recordings, electronic information and data in the City of Oakland's databases.

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Example

I need a copy of all of Mayor Jean Quan’s emails sent to City Administrator Santana between July 30, 2013-August 8, 2013.

The emails should contain the words “Art+Soul festival” or “Art + Soul Oakland.”

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