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What’s the City’s public records request process?

The City of Long Beach is committed to transparent and open government practices. The City responds to requests for public records pursuant to the California Public Records Act (PRA), Government Code sections 6250 et seq. Per Government Code section 6253, the City will respond within 10 days from receipt of a public records request as to whether disclosable public records exist. In some cases, a 14-day extension to respond may be necessary. If the City determines non-exempt, disclosable public records exist, they will be made available within a reasonable timeframe and following the required payment, if applicable, for copies of such records.