A. Basic structure.
All public records are subject to disclosure unless they fall within one of the exemptions articulated in the Public Records Act (“PRA”).1
B. “Public records” broadly defined.
The definition of public records in the PRA includes most documents generated or used by the government. 2
Definition of “public record” contained in California Public Records Act (CPRA) is intended to cover every conceivable kind of record that is involved in the governmental process California State University v. Superior Court (App. 5 Dist. 2001) 108 Cal.Rptr.2d 870, 90 Cal.App.4th 810the first amendment.org/
Government Code 9070 Open Legislature Disclosure Act leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/
Freedom of Information Act rcfp.org/guide us doj.gov/rcfp.org/