Welcome to The Clayton Crescent’s Reading Room, a collection of public documents about matters of civic interest in Clayton County and the Southern Crescent. You can look through these files to find in-depth information from government sources and private contractors who work for the government. You also can learn more about open records (specifically as they apply to Clayton County residents) and open meetings.
Most of the linked files require a PDF viewer like the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Once you download your PDF and open it, you can look for specific words. Just hit CTRL-F on Windows or CMD-F on Mac (the “flower key”) and type a word into the searchbox that will pop up at the top of your document. If you can’t get a searchbox, you might be looking at a “locked” PDF that was saved as an image. Let us know and we’ll see if we can unlock it and make it searchable.
An asterisk (*) means the file is incomplete; check back periodically for more documents as we upload them.
We upload these files as time permits but try to do so as quickly as possible. If you don’t see a document linked, please be patient and check back soon.
Some of these records are available online for free. Others cost money, time, and sometimes legal battles to make public. Your tax-deductible gift helps to defray the costs of making public information more accessible. We do not have a “separate fund” for Open Records Requests because these are routine expenses. Because we are a small nonprofit operation and not a major television network, Open Records and FOIA expenses make up a significantly larger portion of our budget. Your support enables us not only to bring those documents to light, but also to dig for the stories attached to them.
We hope you find these documents useful in doing your own research. They belong to you.
Sunshine Week 2021 Citizens’ Guide to Open Records
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