Denials of public records

T■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter he City of Hemet has been stonewalling The Valley Chronicle and its readers for months on legitimate requests for information that normally would be a matter of public record. Public records are broadly defined to include “any writing containing information relating to the conduct of a public’s business prepared, owned, used or retained by any state or local agency regardless of physical form or characteristic. Citing with approval an even broader definition of public records adopted by the California Attorney General, another court has stated: “This definition is intended to cover every conceivable kind of record that is involved in the governmental process and

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