Public Records Act
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Public Records Act

The California Public Records Act (CPRA) is California state law that gives the public the right to inspect and copy most records retained by governmental agencies in the course of business. The CPRA regulates the public’s access to the records and contains limited statutory circumstances when records need not be disclosed.

The City department where the records are located is responsible for responding to requests for public records as the custodian of records. The City Attorney’s Office is frequently consulted to assist City staff in responses to requests.

Additional Information:

Frequently Asked Questions Under the California Public Records Act

Relevant Examples of Statutes that Exempt Information Contained in a Public Record from Disclosure