Los Angeles County Violates Public Records Act, Citing COVID-19

The Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health violated state law by failing to honor two separate public records requests filed by the Los Feliz Ledger during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to those well-versed in the law.  Following a spate of coronavirus outbreaks at congregate living facilities, Ledger Publisher Allison B. Cohen filed a California…


Los Angeles Doubles Down on Open Government with Chief Innovation Officer Hire

Continuing a recent trend of embracing innovation and open government, Los Angeles shored up its reputation even more by appointing the city’s first Chief Innovation Officer this week. Peter Marx, appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti, will be tasked with making over the city’s website and mobile app. He will also represent a key cog in the wheel of open government by overseeing the release of the data collected by city agencies.


Redding denies records request for REU investigative reports

From The Record Searchlight

Redding intends to keep under wraps a pair of investigative reports on mismanagement and hostile workplace allegations in the electric utility's customer service department.

On Monday, a Los Angeles law firm representing the city denied the Record Searchlight's request for the reports dating to 2008, saying they are exempt from public disclosure because they are part of personnel records.