The Washington State Public Records Act (“Act”) (RCW 42.56.070(9) does not allow the City to provide access to list of individuals requested for commercial purposes. As allowed by the Act, the City to requires a requester to provide information as to the purpose of a request “to establish whether inspection and copying would violate RCW 42.56.070(9). Likewise, the Washington State Court of Appeals requires the City to investigate if a request might be used for commercial purposes, in order to comply with the obligations of RCW 42.56.070(9). SEIU Healthcare 775 NW v. State, 193 Wn. App. 377, 377 P. 3d 214 (2016).
To ensure that records that you requested will not be used for a commercial purpose, please complete the following declaration.
If the City does not receive a completed declaration, we will be unable to process your request for the list and the request for the list will be administratively closed. If we have questions for you after you complete the declaration, we will contact you.
The declaration is a public record.