Public Records Act Requests

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Under the California Public Records Act, Government Code sections 6250-6276.48, the public may review or obtain copies of most District records. A request for District records must reasonably identify the records sought to enable District staff to locate and make them available.for review or copying.

The District will advise the requester in writing within 10 calendar days after receiving a records request whether the District possesses and will provide the requested records and the basis for not disclosing any requested records, in whole or part. The District also will advise when the records will be available for review or when copies will be available for pick up. In certain cases the District may extend the time for its initial response to a records request for up to 14 additional days. All or parts of certain District records are exempt from public disclosure. For example, employee personal information and confidential attorney-client communications are not public records. Also, the District will not create or compile records that do not already exist.

If requested, the District will make photocopies of public records in accordance with Government Code section 6253(b). The copying charge is ten cents per standard-sized page, which reflects the District's direct costs. Payment is required at the time copies are provided. A deposit may be required for copying a large volume of material.

Records requests should be submitted in writing to:

El Dorado Irrigation District
ATTN: Paralegal
Public Records Request
2890 Mosquito Road
Placerville, CA 95667
E-mail: PublicRecordsRequest@eid.org

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