Sustainable Development Goals - 17 Goals to Transform our World

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Indicator 16.10.2: Number of City departments that adopt and implement constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to information

Alternative Data Indicator Source The California State Legislature adopted the Public Records Act (CPRA) in 1968. It is designed to give the public access to information in the possession of public agencies. The Act also provides that public records shall be open for inspection during regular office hours of the agency. The public can inspect or receive a copy of any record unless the record is exempted from disclosure under the act. Who can initiate a Public Records request? Anyone may initiate a request for public records. The California Public Records Act requires an Agency to provide a response to the public records request within 10 calendar days. Public Record requests from the Office of the City Clerk may include a wide variety of documents and other materials (including print, photographic, and electronic formats) that were created or obtained by the department and are, at the time the request is filed, in the department’s possession and control. The Public Records Act excludes certain categories of records from disclosure.

Examples of CPRA Request Links for the City of Los Angeles: City Clerk Office of Finance Public Records Request Los Angeles Housing & Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) Port of Los Angeles LA Controller

Number of countries that adopt and implement constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to information

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from City of Los Angeles statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from Angeleno statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other Angeleno-specific metadata information.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

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Number of City Departments that adopt and implement constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to information

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16.10.2

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Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements

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16.10

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2

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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)- Institute for Statistics (UIS)

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