The small print: It is the City’s policy to respond within five business days of receiving a public records request by either:
Additional time required to respond to a request may be based upon the need to clarify the intent of the request, to locate and assemble the information requested, to notify third persons or agencies affected by the request or to determine whether any of the information requested is exempt and that a denial should be made as to all or part of the request.
In acknowledging receipt of a request that is unclear, the City may ask the requester to clarify what information the requester is seeking.
If the requester fails to clarify the request, the City need not respond to it. RCW 42.56.520(in part).
The city is not allowed to provide lists of individuals for commercial purposes (RCW 42.56.070(9)).