Requests must reasonably describe an identifiable record for inspection
Upon a request for a copy of records, the district shall within 10 days from receipt of the request, determine whether the requested record, in whole or in part, is a public record in the possession of the district which is not subject to any exemptions to disclosure, and shall promptly notify the person making the request of the determination and the reasons therefore.
In unusual circumstances, the time limit prescribed in this section may be extended by written notice by the executive manager or his/her designee to the person making the request, setting forth the reasons for the extension and the date on which a determination is expected to be dispatched.
Time for inspection of public records
All records subject to public inspection may be examined by the person submitting the written request during regular business hours of the district (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays) at the District Administrative Offices, located at 1250 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos, CA 94070.
After records responsive to the request have been located and reviewed by the district, and the district has determined that the records are appropriate for public disclosure, the executive manager shall arrange a mutually convenient time for the requesting party to inspect the records. No public records shall be removed from the District's premises.
Fees for copies of public records
The California Public Records Act provides that a fee may be charged to cover the direct costs incurred in making copies of records or information requested. A fee of $0.10 per page will be charged for photocopies. This fee may be waived at the district’s sole discretion for requests totaling fewer than 50 pages per Public Records Act Request.
Procedure for inspection and obtaining copies of public records
Requests to inspect and/or copy public records of the district should be submitted in writing to:
Attention: Martha Martinez – PRA
San Mateo County Transit District
1250 San Carlos Ave.