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Times Editor Chris Lopez's weblog

Friday, April 29, 2005

Public records

We're starting to see a compliance with request for public salaries as a result of our lawsuit against the city of Oakland and decisions from the courts that Oakland must release salary information when it receives a request from the public. Reporter Thomas Peele says the city of San Ramon is the first government
agency that had previously refused to release exact salaries has reversed itself and released salaries under Times v. Oakland. San Ramon gave Times reporter Scott Marshall, who cited Oakland in his PRA petition and quoted from the appellate court decision in his request, the information three days after he asked for it.


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