~ no improvement ahead on california property records online ~

San Bernardino County seems to have dedicated itself to the policy of restricting the dissemination of public records to the full extent allowable by law. The 1998 change to the California Public Records Act, specifying the government employees whose addresses could not be published in public records on the Internet, has been applied by San Bernardino to its real property database. All names are excluded because, as other entities also claim, they can’t effectively ensure that the required ones are identified. And the law doesn’t require it. Unfortunately, the county is applying “sound legal reasoning”. It’s just miserable public policy. Read the article


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