Requests for Public Records are handled in accordance with the California Public Records Act. "Public Records" include any writing containing information relating to the conduct of the publics business prepared, owned, used, or retained by any state or local agency regardless of physical form or characteristics.
Requests for public records can be made by downloading and filling out the Request for Public Records Form [pdf:113k/1pp] and returning it by mail or in person to the Office of the City Clerk, 1000 Spring Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. Requests may also be made to the Office of the City Clerk via e-mail, phone, or in person. When making a request, please have as much information as possible.
Public Records Act
Access to information concerning the conduct of the publics business is a fundamental and necessary right of every person in the State.
Under the California Public Records Act, members of the public have the right to request and inspect records during the Citys regular business hours.
These records include records the City has prepared and retained. The City, may, unless special circumstances otherwise require, have up to 10 days to respond to a request. Members of the public may request copies of a record.
The City imposes a standard photocopying charge for copies. The City will make every effort to comply with a Public Records Act request, but some types of records are non-disclosable under law, such as (among other things) personnel files and documents relating to pending litigation.
The full text of the Public Records Act (Government Code, Section 6250-6277) is available through the Legislative Counsels website.