REQUESTS FOR PUBLIC RECORDS DURING COVID-19 CRISIS
March 24, 2020 01:38 PM
Please be advised that the City has declared an emergency in response to the COVID-19 crisis (Proclamation of Local Emergency). Accordingly, except as necessary to provide essential services, City offices are closed to the public, effective March 16, 2020. In addition, the State of California has issued “Executive Order N-33-20” and the County of Los Angeles has issued a “Safer at Home” order, which are both applicable to the City and effective, March 20, 2020. Based on the Safer at Home Order, City day-to-day operations are reduced and only essential services are being provided to members of the public. The closure currently is ordered through April 19, 2020, but may be extended if circumstances warrant.
The current emergency has impacted the City’s normal operations, and the City is only providing essential services to the public for the protection of public welfare, health and safety. As such, the City has determined that responding to Public Records Act (PRA) requests within the statutory time frames are not essential services. If you wish to submit a request for public records, you may submit your request through email addressed to: email@example.com. However, you are advised that the City anticipates being delayed with responding to both previously received and new PRA requests in light of the current emergency orders. The City anticipates reassessing its ability to perform PRA responses by notifying the requester every 30 days or whenever normal City operations resume, whichever comes sooner. Thank you for your cooperation during this difficult time.
If you have questions related to information or documents regarding the current COVID-19 emergency, please review the City’s website www.burbankca.gov