How soon can the public expect a response to their request?

(Government Code Section 6253(c) You will be notified within ten days whether your request seeks copies of disclosable public records in the possession of this agency. The City will provide the copies or the inspection of records at the earliest opportunity consistent with the staff workload.

The City may invoke a 14-calendar day extension of time to determine whether to comply with your request if there is a need to:

  1. Search for and collect the requested records from field facilities or other establishments that are separate from the office processing the request
  2. Search for, collect, and appropriately examine a voluminous amount of separate and distinct records that are demanded in a single request
  3. Consult with another agency having substantial interest in the determination of the request or among two or more components of the agency having substantial subject matter interest therein, which shall be conducted with all practicable speed
  4. Compile data; to write programming language or a computer program, or to construct a computer report to extract data

Physical inspection of the records shall be permitted within the department's offices and under the conditions determined by the department.

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1. When may public records be inspected?
2. How may the public obtain access to a public record?
3. How soon can the public expect a response to their request?
4. Is there a charge for this service?
5. Are there records that may not be disclosed?