Posted on Apr 12, 2005 in Formal Opinions

Opinion Letter No. 05-08
April 12, 2005
Cellular Telephone Invoices

Cellular telephone records compiled and submitted by councilmembers to meet the requirement that they account for and substantiate the expenditure of their cell phone allowances are government records and a request for these records must be responded to under the UIPA, whether the request is to the council or to the individual councilmember.

Some information within the records may fall under an exception to the UIPA, though, in which case that information may be redacted from the records provided in response to a UIPA request.

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