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(A) Policy. A fundamental philosophy of the American constitutional form of representative government is that government is the servant of the people and not their master. Accordingly, it is the public policy of the city, that all persons are entitled to information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and employees as provided by applicable law. This Council hereby adopts the provisions of IC 5-14-3-1 through 5-14-3-10, as presently in effect and as amended.
(B) Definitions. All definitions contained in IC 5-14-3-2 as presently in effect and as amended are hereby adopted. The following definitions are set out for ease of reference and supplement those in IC 5-14-3-2:
"PUBLIC RECORD." Any writing, paper, report, study, map, photograph, book, card, tape recording, or other material that is created, received, retained, maintained, or filed by or with a public agency and which is generated on paper, paper substitutes, photographic media, chemically based media, magnetic or machine readable media, electronically stored data, or other material, regardless of form or characteristics.
"PUBLIC AGENCY." Among other things, the City of Huntington or any other entity or any office thereof, by whatever name designated. Any advisory commission, committee, or body created by statute, ordinance, or executive order to advise the city. The definition includes any entity or office that is subject to a budget review of either the Department of Local Government Finance, the governing body of a county, city, town, township or school corporation, or such subject to an audit by the State Board of Accounts.
(Ord. 30-C-07, passed 9-11-07)