In the State of California, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records. These exceptions serve various needs including maintaining the privacy of individuals. Both State and federal laws provide exceptions.
All information at this site becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists. In the event of a conflict between this Privacy and Use Statement and the California Public Records Act, the California Civil Discovery Act of 1986, the Information Practices Act, or any other law governing the disclosure of records, the California Public Records Act, the California Civil Discovery Act of 1986, the Information Practices Act, or other applicable law will control.
The City of Temecula only shares such public records with another government agency if the user's inquiry relates to that agency, to protect the interests of others, to protect and defend the rights or property of the City of Temecula or as otherwise provided by law.
While the California Public Records Act sets the general policies for access to City records, other sections of California code as well as federal laws may also deal with confidentiality issues.