Public Records Act requests constitute one of the greatest tools in the arsenal of citizens who wish to maintain oversight over their government and its leaders. From the most local of levels to the federal government, PRA requests contribute greatly to increased transparency and civic engagement.
That being said, the rules surrounding PRA requests are somewhat perplexing. Thankfully, Californians Aware has outlined below (and in this .pdf) ten things to remember about these requests.
Originally posted at Californians Aware.