Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, known as Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA), and the City Charter, Chapter 12 govern all data and similar information collected, created, received, maintained, or disseminated by the City of Fridley (City). The MGDPA presumes that all Government Data are public unless a State or Federal law provides for a different classification. It also requires the City to prepare a written data access policy and update it annually. The MGDPA provides that the City must maintain all Government Data in a manner that makes it easy for public inspection and access.
The MGDPA regulates what information may be collected, who has access to that information, the duties of government personnel in administering its provisions, procedures for access to and classifying data, civil penalties for violations and the fees associated with fulfilling any request for Government Data. The Data Practices Policy (Policy) addresses both public and non-public data procedures as required by the MGDPA and Advisory Opinions offered by the Minnesota Department of Administration and other State agencies, as applicable.