Here are some links which can be useful to a private citizen seeking public documents.
From: Brian Breen
Sent: Mon 10/26/15 8:47 AM
To: NancyK1@atg.wa.gov (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cc: Terri Pfister (email@example.com)
I am forwarding to you an email string regarding a public records request I have made to the City of Spokane concerning an issue of public interest. My purpose in providing this information is to give you a heads-up in the event I require your help in the future.
Brian R Breen