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Here’s A Switch: Agency Denied Records Citizens Can Get

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California has a proud history of being different. Perhaps that explains the logic of a records denial involving the Los Osos Community Services District. State law says that a person acting as an employee of a federal, state or local agency is not a member of the public. So when the services district asked the state water board for records, the answer was no, you’re not a member of the public. Or maybe it was the nature of the request; one press report described the volume of records sought as “mountainous.” (12/19/05)