Every citizen in Arizona has the right to access public records upon request and to attend open meetings.
Do you belong to a media organization that’s been denied access? Need to take a tougher approach or considering litigation? Call the First Amendment Coalition Media Hotline at (602) 351-8000, at the offices of the Phoenix law firm of Perkins Coie, P.A. Say you have a question for a First Amendment Coalition attorney. This service is free to any Arizona journalist, professional or student.
Do you have questions about what is or isn’t a public record or open meeting? Contact the Arizona Ombudsman Citizens’ Aide or call (602) 277-7292 to get statute information or file a complaint. This service is free to any Arizona resident.