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John Cornyn

November 17, 1999

Mr. Kevin D. Pagan
Assistant City Attorney
City of McAllen
P.O. Box 220
McAllen, Texas 78505-0220


Dear Mr. Pagan:

You ask whether certain information is subject to required public disclosure under chapter 552 of the Government Code. Your request was assigned ID# 129766.

The City of McAllen (the "city") received a request for the beginning balances and monthly tax collection figures for specified periods of time. You claim that the requested information is excepted from disclosure under section 552.103 of the Government Code. We have considered the exception you claim and reviewed the submitted information.

We note that the request for the city's beginning balances and monthly tax collection figures constitute "information in an account, voucher, or contract relating to the receipt . . . of public or other funds by a governmental body." Gov't Code 552.022(a)(3). Information enumerated under section 552.022 of the Government Code is public information and "not excepted from required disclosure under [chapter 552 of the Public Information Act] unless [it is] expressly confidential under other law." Gov't Code 552.022(a). You raise section 552.103 of the Government Code. Section 552.103 is an exception under the Public Information Act and is not other law that makes the requested information confidential. Accordingly, pursuant to section 552.022(a)(3), the requested information is public, and the city must release the requested information.

We are resolving this matter with an informal letter ruling rather than with a published open records decision. This ruling is limited to the particular records at issue under the facts presented to us in this request and should not be relied on as a previous determination regarding any other records. If you have any questions regarding this ruling, please contact our office.


Yen-Ha Le
Assistant Attorney General
Open Records Division


Ref.: ID# 129766

Encl. Submitted documents

cc: Ms. Lucy G. Canales
Linebarger, Heard, Goggan, Blair,
Graham, Pena & Sampson, LLP
110 South 12th Street
Edinburg, Texas 78539
(w/o enclosures)


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