The California Public Records Act (CPRA) was enacted to provide access to the public to information of public agencies. Public records are open to inspection and can be copied at all times during the office hours of the agency. Every person has the right to inspect and copy any public record, except those records exempt from disclosure.
I was shocked to find that the high-tech state Web site for public information was not easily accessible. It was like seeking a specific ant in an ant hill. Pursuing my request through the county, city and other public agencies, I gravitated from initial shock to frustration to anger.
But due to my persistence, I went to the Senior Advocacy Network: Senior Law Project. There I was provided the CPRA and other related information in less than five minutes. My heart and stressors say thanks.