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Attorney General Opinion OR2011-05507

In response to a request from the City of Austin, the Texas Attorney General issued this opinion that provides instructions regarding The Austin Bulldog’s public information requests for e-mails exchanged by the mayor and city council members, including e-mails about city business exchanged on private e-mail accounts. The opinion instructed the city to release e-mails about city business exchanged on private accounts but authorized the city to redact, or black out, the private e-mail addresses used by these elected officials.