Definitions: What is an Official or Public Record

Attorney General's Opinion 1978-79 #315

financial statements city requires merchants selling goods in the city to file with its purchasing department are official records.

Attorney General's Opinion 1977-78 #481

List of county employees enrolled in the federal Comprehensive Employment and Training Act is an official record.

Attorney General's Opinion 1977-78 #493

papers prepared in response to a proposed zoning ordinance are official records.

Attorney General's Opinion 1977-78 #486

Coupons clipped from a private citizen-paid newspaper ad and sent to individual supervisors are not official records. Any formal petition, however, would be.

Attorney General's Opinion 1977-78 #489

Salaries of identifiable employees may be disclosed. Financial interest statements filed with clerk of court are open.

Attorney General's Opinion 1977-78 #309

Master list of restaurant and grocery store health inspections, and presumably the supporting files, are official records.

Attorney General's Opinion 1974-75 #576

Complaints filed with the county human rights commission and/or tenant-landlord commission are public records. FOIA provisions trump conflicting city ordinances.

Attorney General's Opinion 1975-76 #412A

Notes made by an official at the Division of Personnel on a federal government report about the operations and policies of the division are official records.

Attorney General's Opinion 1975-76 #414

conciliation agreements entered into by all parties in a complaint with the Human Rights Commission are official records subject to disclosure.

Attorney General's Opinion 1975-76 #410

Mere distribution of a letter during executive session without discussion does not violate FOIA, though the letter itself is an official record subject to disclosure upon request.

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