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Section 2-801 Official Public Records.

The public records of all the officers mentioned in this Charter are City property, and must be kept as such by such officers during their continuance in office, and then delivered to their successors or to the Auditor; and such public records may be inspected at any time by any member of the Council, by the Mayor, or by the Auditor.  The Auditor shall receive and preserve in the Auditor’s  office all public records regarding City business filed with the Auditor according to the Public Records laws of the State of Oregon.  [Ch. 1903, sec. 122; rev. 1914, sec. 84; 1928 pub., sec. 84; 1942 recod., sec. 2‑701; rev. Nov. 6, 1962; am. May 20, 1986; am. May 18, 1994; amended by Ordinance No. 190204, effective December 18, 2020.]

Section 2-802 Inspection and Certified Copies.

All public records of every office and department shall be open to the inspection of any citizen at any time during business hours subject to the provisions of the State Public Records laws, except records of bureaus charged with law enforcement relating to investigations for possible prosecutions and interdepartmental or interbureau advice and memoranda, which records shall not be opened for such inspection unless such opening is ordered by a court or specific permission is given by the Council or Commissioner In Charge. Certified copies or extracts from public records which are open to inspection shall be given by the officer in custody of the record to any person demanding the record who pays or tenders the fee prescribed by the Council for such copies or extracts. [Ch. 1903, sec. 137; rev. 1914, sec. 92; 1928 pub., sec. 92; 1942 recod., sec. 2-702, rev. Nov. 6, 1962; am. May 18, 1994.]

Section 2-803 Ownership Records.

The City officers responsible for property management shall keep a record of all property owned by the City and the income derived from it. [Ch. 1903, sec. 284; rev. 1914, sec. 79; 1928 pub., sec. 79; 1942 recod., sec. 2-416; rev. Nov. 6, 1962; am. Dec. 14, 1971; am. May 20, 1986; am. May 18, 1994.]

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