After the City receives your FOIA request, you will usually receive receipt confirmation verification in the form of an email or letter acknowledging the request with an assigned tracking number. If the City requires additional information before it can begin to process your request, it will contact you. The City will typically search for records in response to your request and then review those records to determine which - and what parts of each - can be released. The agency will redact, or black out, any information protected from disclosure by one of the FOIA’s nine exemptions. The releasable records will then be sent to you.