Must the City agree to provide copies of "future records"?

No. A future record is one that does not exist today but may be created in the future. If there is no "writing," there can be no "public record" and, accordingly, there can be no requirement to allow inspection or copying as a result of a current request. Obviously, if a future request is made and the record then exists, the request will need to be considered. The City's obligation is confined to existing records. For more information, please call 425-888-1555, ext. 1118.

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1. How are the five business days calculated when responding to a public records request?
2. What public records are exempt from disclosure?
3. Do all City records have to be stored at City Hall?
4. Must the City copy records at no charge for non-profit organizations?
5. Must the City agree to provide copies of "future records"?
6. Must the City create a document when responding to a specific request for public disclosure?
7. If a record I requested is denied, what are my options?