Request #16-2495

Hi City of New Orleans,

This is a public records request for a Lease Summary Report that highlights key information about leases for commercial real property (offices, warehouse, retail, parking, clinics, etc.) in which the City pays rent to non-governmental third-parties. Most lease summary reports include the following:

- address
- occupying agency
- use
- square footage
- commencement and expiration dates
- current rent
- landlord

If you have such a report, we'd like to request a copy in XLS/XLSX, CSV or PDF format. A good example is that published by the State of Connecticut:

If you do not have a summary report, we would like to receive PDF copies of each such lease.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need any clarification, and I appreciate your help in advance.


Skip Rudolf


December 16, 2016 via web


December 21, 2016


Real Estate and Records


Skip Rudolf






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Admin Law

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Denied: Burdensome and/or Voluminous

We cannot fulfill your request because it is unreasonably burdensome and expensive in light of the City/NOPD’s limited resources and the vast amount of data involved. La. Rev. Stat. 44:33A(2).

Your request cannot be fulfilled because it requires the department to created a new record.

Notably, the Public Records Law does not require the custodian to create a document to satisfy a request.  See Nungesser v. Brown, 95-3005 (La. 2/16/96); 667 So. 2d 1036, 1037.  See also La. Op. Att’y Gen. 1996-97 (July 3, 1996); La. Op. Att’y Gen. 97-328 (July 27, 1997).  Accordingly, your request will not be fulfilled.

December 21, 2016, 1:27pm
Request Published Public
December 20, 2016, 3:00pm
Department Assignment Public
Real Estate and Records
December 20, 2016, 10:56am
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
December 16, 2016, 3:03pm