The City and Borough of Juneau is required to comply with the Alaska Public Records Act (Alaska Statute 40.21.110 - 220) regarding the disclosure of public records. Although state law outlines the legal obligations that must be complied with by all municipalities, the procedural process provided for by state regulations that guides state agencies does not apply to municipalities.
At its meeting on April 3, 2017, the Assembly approved a request that an ordinance be drafted to formalize a uniform process for staff to follow in responding to requests for the disclosure of public records. This ordinance would create that procedural process.
The Committee of the Whole considered the ordinance at its July 12, 2017, meeting and recommended it be forwarded on to public hearing, with one small change to correct a typographical error in 01.70.080(d)(3), shown in underlined italics.