Searchable archive of City’s public records requests now available online
Mountain View, Calif. — On Friday, Sept. 10, the City of Mountain View is debuting an online public records portal that facilitates the public’s access to public records. The new web portal is available at CityofMountainViewCA.NextRequest.com.
The portal provides a one-stop-shop for requesting public records for all City departments through an online form. The public can also access a searchable archive of responsive documents to California Public Records Act requests. The searchable archive will contain CPRA requests starting from today's date and will expand as the City receives future requests. As a result, the public may find what they are looking for without having to submit a new request.
“This effort provides greater transparency to the community about California Public Records Act requests that the City receives,” said Kimbra McCarthy, City Manager. “Launching this new public records web portal is a huge accomplishment made possible by the dedication of all of our departments. I especially want to acknowledge City Clerk Heather Glaser and the City Clerk’s Office staff for their role in leading this complex project.”
The City’s portal is powered by NextRequest, which is used by government agencies throughout the U.S. including the cities of Santa Clara, San Diego and San Francisco.
About the City of Mountain View
Located between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, Mountain View is a diverse community with an estimated population of 82,814. Mountain View covers just over 12 square miles, featuring over 1,000 acres of park and wildlife areas including the 750-acre wildlife and recreation area called Shoreline at Mountain View. In the heart of Silicon Valley, Mountain View is home to a vibrant downtown and headquarters to many nationally and internationally known corporations including Google, LinkedIn, Intuit and NASA Ames Research Center. For more information, visit MountainView.gov.
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