The Public Information Act, formerly known as the Open Records Act, is located at chapter 552 of the Government Code. The Act provides a mechanism for citizens to inspect or copy government records. It also provides for instances in which governmental bodies wish to, or are required by law to, withhold government records from the public.
What types of records are subject to the Public Information Act?
Any information collected, assembled, or maintained by or for a governmental body is subject to the Public Information Act. The format (paper, electronic, microfilm, etc.) of the record does not affect its status as a public record.
Plaintiffs Original Petition for Declaratory Judgment and Request for Disclosures
When Council decided to sue Texas rather than hand over public records, they needed to properly post and vote on it. Let’s hope they respond promptly to this Open Records Request. Read up on it after the jump.
I ran into the Borundas last night at a party at Vista Hills Country Club. They felt my testimony helped the Monkey and really hurt TABC. Oh well.
Another diamond from the Chucoleaks miners! Grab your pick and headlamp and dig in! Happy Holidays!!!
The Texas Attorney General ruled in favor of Stephanie Townsend Allala’s Open Records request for emails and texts on Council, Mayor and Joyce Wilson’s personal cell phones and email accounts:
Upon review, we find you have failed to demonstrate how any of the information in Exhibit F5 is highly intimate or embarrassing information of no legitimate public interest. Therefore, none of Exhibit F5 may be withheld.
The City has a few days to decide whether to give it up, or sue the Attorney General over this opinion. Stay tuned, Chucolovers!
Official ruling after the jump.