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The public’s right to access information concerning the conduct of the people’s business is a fundamental and necessary right. The California Public Records Act permits local agencies to adopt regulations stating the procedures to be followed when making their records available to the public. The link below provides more information on the California State Public Records Act.

California State Public Records Act

Local Public Records Information

The San José City Council has adopted a formal written policy affirming the public’s right to access records and to set forth the procedures by which such records will be made available to the public. The City Council is mindful of the constitutional right of privacy accorded to individuals and it is the intent of the City Council to promulgate a policy that strikes an appropriate balance between the objectives of open government and the individual’s right of privacy.

The purpose of this policy is to affirm the public's right to access City records and to set forth the procedures that will facilitate accessibility of information to member of the public. The link below provides more information to the City's Public Records Policy.

List of Public Records Act Coordinators

City's Public Records Policy

Although not required, the link below is a form to assist you with submitting your records request.

PRA Request Form

If you need assistance with submitting a records request, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at (408) 535-1260.




Last Modified Date: 10/11/2012


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