California Public Records Act
In an effort to maintain transparency within public service policies and procedures, the California Arts Council provides access to all requested records unless exempt from disclosure by law, pursuant to the California Public Records Act. Records may include both written and electronic information.
As defined in the California Public Records Act, Government Code section 6252, public records include “any writing containing information relating to the conduct of the public’s business prepared, owned, used or retained by any state or local agency regardless of physical form or characteristics.”
HOW TO MAKE A PUBLIC RECORDS ACT REQUEST
We understand and value the public’s right to access records created and maintained by the CAC in the course of everyday business.
To submit a request, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include as much of the following information as is possible to clarify the scope of your request:
- A clear and specific description of the record(s)
- The date(s) of the record(s)
- Any additional information to help assist in record(s) identification
- Method/format in which you would like records to be sent and relevant contact information (Unless otherwise specified, records are typically sent electronically)
As stated in the California Public Records Act, the CAC will have 10 days from receipt of the request to determine we have any or all of the requested documents and notify the requestor of the estimated timeframe needed to fulfill the request.