From the large population center of Plumas County California emerges the command of the County Counsel (represented by Brian Morris) to centralize the handling of California Public Records Act requests. He proposed to the County Supervisors that his office make the determination about whether a CPRA request requires response. He offered that the California statute does favor openness.
However, “there are many exceptions to this rule in areas such as individual privacy, evidentiary privileges, trade secrets, security issues and competitively sensitive information,” explained Morris. Because of the complexity of these issues in relation to the Public Records Act, Morris proposed that county departments work with the office of the County Counsel regarding response to requests for public records.