CA Public Records Act Requests – Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Please be advised that the City of West Hollywood has proclaimed a local emergency in response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the City has taken immediate steps to prevent and curb the spread of the contagious virus. As part of the measures to ensure public safety, City Hall has been closed to the public and its normal operations have been disrupted. Accordingly, we will respond to your Public Records Act request as soon as we reasonably can.
Nevertheless, we are exercising diligence and will make every effort to complete this request as soon as practically possible but there may be some delays. If your request requires a search for documents by other City departments which are currently not being staffed, our assessment as to whether responsive documents exist will be delayed. The City will make its best effort to provide readily accessible records within the time constraints of the Public Records Act. We appreciate your cooperation in this time of emergency and sincerely apologize for any delay. Further, for your convenience and in efforts to safeguard public health, we will provide records in electronic format whenever possible.
We ask for your patience and understating during these difficult times.
City of West Hollywood
Office of the City Clerk
8300 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069-4314
Business Hours: Monday through Thursday (8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Fridays (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
About the California Public Records Act
In accordance with the California Public Records Act (California Government Code § 6250 et. seq.), the City of West Hollywood strives to provide prompt and efficient access to public records. These records may include, but are not limited to: Agendas, Minutes, Resolutions, Ordinances, Agreements, and Staff Reports. Any person may request to inspect or receive a copy of a public record, excluding records exempt from disclosure by law. Although the California Public Records Act allows the City 10 days to respond to a request, in some instances records not exempt from disclosure will be made available promptly. In certain circumstances, additional time may be required for research or records retrieval. All document duplication fees are based on the City’s current fees (City Council Resolution No. 16-4841). If you require assistance with this request, please contact staff in the Office of the City Clerk at the phone number provided above.
Please use the following form to identify each requested record or document. Please be as specific as possible (use dates, locations, departments, etc.). Non-specific inquiries may cause delayed response times and/or staff may be unable to respond.
Office of the City Clerk staff will determine if the City has documents responsive to this request and respond to you within ten (10) days of receiving this form. Staff will also inform you of any reproduction charges.
If you would like to review the original documents at the Office of the City Clerk, please contact staff to arrange a time to view the materials. If you would like to receive copies of the requested documents, remit the indicated reproduction fees to the Office of the City Clerk. Also indicate whether you would like to pick up the documents or have staff mail them to you.