Are CPRA requests public?
Q: Are Public Records Act requests themselves exempt from the Public Records Act? Specifically, are PRA logs or other materials used to document PRA requests exempt or available for public review?
A: Under the Public Records Act, all documents created, owned, or maintained by a public agency are presumptively available for public inspection unless one of the PRA’s exemptions applies. I am not aware of any exemption that would apply to prior written PRA requests that would have been received by a public agency, or logs of such requests. Thus, these documents should be available for public review.