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Public Records Act (PRA) Requests​
Public Records Act Request applies to all requests for documents made pursuant to provisions of the Public Records Act PRA) found in Section 7920.00 et seq. of the California Government Code. The PRA requires disclosure of public records unless those records are exempt from disclosure or it is determined that the public interest in non-disclosure significantly outweighs the public interest in disclosure.

The Process
To request inspection and/or copies of public records, please download and complete the Public Records Request form and present it to the Council Services and Legislative/Records Manager's office. If you are unable to download the PDF form, you may request a form be mailed or faxed to you by calling (209) 845-3573 or by sending an e-mail to

Public Records Request Form
Please be specific in your request so that records can be more easily identified. If you need assistance in clarifying the scope of your request, please contact the City Clerk's office at (209) 845-3573 - we will be happy to assist you in refining your request. 


SB 272 - The California Public Records Act: local agencies: Inventory

On October 11, 2015, Governor Brown signed SB 272 into law.  This bill requires local agencies to publish a list of “enterprise” systems.  These are systems that are used across multiple departments or that contain information collected about the public and are systems that serve as original sources of data within an agency.

Certain systems are exempt from disclosure, including:  

  • Emergency services systems

  • Information technology security

  • Building access

  • Mechanical controls

This catalog will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis by July 1 of each year. 

Full text of SB 272

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