Are there records that may not be disclosed?

The City may refuse to disclose certain categories of records which are confidential and generally not subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Preliminary drafts of certain documents that are not retained by the City in the ordinary course of business
  • Records related to pending litigation
  • Attorney-client communications
  • Personnel records, medical information, or other similar records the disclosure of which would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy
  • Corporate financial and proprietary information, including trade secrets
  • Confidential personal information on an application, i.e., home address and telephone number, financial information
  • Information relative to a juvenile on a police report
  • Architectural site plans that contain a copy-righted architectural seal
  • Names and addresses on customer service and code complaints
  • Initiative, referendum or recall petitions unless by court order
  • Candidate statements prior to the close of a nomination period
  • Identities of those requesting bilingual ballots or ballot pamphlets
  • Materials relating to ongoing complaints and investigations
  • Records protected by State or Federal law

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