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The City of Modesto is unable to accept your Public Records Act request at this time. The building at 1010 10th Street will be closed to members of the public due to the highly contagious COVID-19 virus. We will respond to your request once the City is fully staffed and the building is open again. Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.
Every record made or received by the City is presumed to be a public record, unless it is subject to an exemption. Exempt records are those that Federal, State or Local law prohibits the City from disclosing or permits the City to decline to disclose. For example, the United States and California Constitutions prohibit the disclosure of personal information that would violate an individual's right to privacy.
The custodian of records must either give you a copy of the requested record or provide you with a written justification of why the record is not public (i.e. exempt from disclosure). The City is not required to create a document in response to a request. Nor is the City required to honor prospective requests.