FAC, ACLU Letter in Support of Tuolumne County’s Proposed Repeal of Public Records Fee Ordinance

Today FAC and the ACLU of Northern California sent the letter below to the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors urging it to repeal Chapter 3.44 of the Tuolumne County Ordinance Code, which allows the county to charge for staff time to search for, compile, and deliver records in response to California Public Records Act requests. The letter notes that while the county says it has not charged fees since 2019, the fees are unlawful and the ordinance should be repealed so fees cannot be charged in the future.

Update: On Feb. 5, the Board of Supervisors voted in favor of repeal.