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Welcome to the Washington Attorney General’s “Unredacted” open government resource page. Open, accountable and transparent government is a top priority for Attorney General Rob McKenna. To assist in promoting public access to government, he created a new position in the Attorney General’s Office called Open Government Ombudsman. Assistant Attorney General Tim Ford currently serves as the ombudsman and helps Washington citizens and government agencies with Public Records Act and Open Public Meetings Act compliance.

Here you will find information about public records and open public meetings. The Open Government Ombudsman will share questions he is frequently asked and will provide his informal written analysis.

Contact us: If you have a specific public record or open public meeting question that has not been addressed on this page you may contact the ombudsman at:

Timothy D. Ford
Assistant Attorney General
for Government Accountability
Washington State Attorney General's Office
P. O. Box 40100
Olympia, WA 98504-0100
(360) 586-4802

DISCLAIMER:  The “Unredacted” webpage and its content is not intended or offered to provide legal advice or legal representation by the Office of the Attorney General.  The attorney general's office provides information, technical assistance, and training on the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act pursuant to RCW 42.30.210 and provides information to records requestors and state and local agencies about "best practices" for complying with the Public Records Act consistent with the adoption of model rules pursuant to RCW 42.56.570.

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