2.70.140 Exemptions.

(1)    Each county agency has the right to determine that a public record requested in accordance with the procedures outlined in this chapter is exempt in whole or in part under the provisions of the Washington Public Records Act or other law.

(2)    All denials of requests for public records must be accompanied by a written statement specifying the reason for the denial, including a statement of the specific statutory or case law basis authorizing the withholding or redaction of the record and a brief explanation of how the exemption applies to the record withheld. (Sec. 14 of Ord. 2007-07-09; amended by Sec. 8 of Ord. 2018-06-04)