All books and records required to be kept by law or ordinance shall be open to examination by the public upon request, unless some other provisions of law expressly limit the right or require records to be kept confidential. Access to public records which are combined with data processing software shall be in accordance with policies and procedures established by the city.
(Iowa Code §§ 22.2, 22.3A)  (1999 Code, § 5.04)