Delays to public records requests

Posted: April 2, 2020 at 8:35 am

Under Gov. Jay Inslee’s emergency COVID-19 proclamation there may be delays to public records requests. Typically, we must respond to any public records request within five days.

However, this proclamation waives this requirement. Therefore, during this pandemic, when we receive a public information request, we will attempt to respond within five days. However, since we are obeying the Governor’s order to stay home and stay safe, no one is physically at the Vera Water and Power office to search for written records. Those responses will be delayed until the emergency order has expired.

How can I request a public record?