The City encourages public participation in the governing process and provides reasonable accessibility to all public records except those documents exempt from disclosure by expressed provisions of law or considered confidential or privileged under the law. In accordance with the Public Records Act, Government Code Section 6250 et seq., the City has ten calendar days (subject to extensions in some circumstances) to respond to notify a person requesting public records whether it has disclosable records responsive to the request and the estimated date of when the records will be available. Actual document production may take somewhat longer, depending on ease of availability and staff workload.
There is no fee for making a public records request. The City may, however, charge for the cost of duplication if a requester wishes to have a physical copy of records.