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California Public Records Act Increases Transparency

May 2009 - The California Public Records Act (PRA) protects individuals' rights to privacy. The PRA acknowledges that access to information concerning the conduct of the people's business is a fundamental and necessary right to every person in this State2.

Generally, you need to request public records through our Disclosure Office. This process can become time consuming and tedious. We plan to simplify this process and increase transparency by posting some pre-approved documents directly to our website. These documents currently include Feasibility Study Reports (FSRs). In the future, we may also post documents such as statistical data and special project-related reports, etc., that previously were requested through the PRA. We will be using the Portable Document Format (PDF). If you need a document to be more accessible, please mail a request to:

Franchise Tax Board
Disclosure Office, MS A181
PO Box 1468
Sacramento CA 95812-1468

For more information, go to and search for Public Records.

2Government Code Section 6250 et seq.