Mar 2 2017

California Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Local Government Transparency

In a unanimous decision on Thursday, March 2, the California Supreme Court ruled that texts and emails sent by public employees on their personal devices or accounts are a matter of public record if they deal with official business.

“A city employee’s communications related to the conduct of public business do not cease to be public records just because they were sent or received using a personal account,” Justice Carol A. Corrigan wrote for the court.

Read the court decision here.

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