Posted on Jan 18, 1990 in Formal Opinions

Opinion Letter No. 90-03
January 18, 1990
Airport Lessee Revenue Audits

[Please note that opinions discussing the deliberative process privilege have been materially affected by the Hawaii Supreme Court’s majority opinion in Peer News LLC v. City and County of Honolulu, 143 Haw. 472 (Dec. 21, 2018).]

The public may inspect and copy Revenue Audit Reports prepared by or submitted to the DOT which relate to persons either issued a permit to conduct commercial activities at State airports or who engage in such activities under lease agreements with the Department of Transportation (DOT). These records are not protected by the UIPA exception for “confidential commercial and financial information.”

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