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The Guadalupe Board denies me Board Reports

I asked Juan Aguilera, an attorney, and the Board Chairman for the Guadalupe Center's past Board Reports and other information at the February 23rd board meeting - basic stuff - under the Freedom of Information Act. This is a formal letter that I submitted because R. Bret Ruiz, the Guadalupe's President, and Loretta Zevallos, also denied me this information when I interviewed him.

These reports are public information because the Guadalupe gets federal, state and city funds.

Instead, I received this legal letter on March 8, 06. Last week.

Dear Ms. Renaud Gonzalez:

On behalf of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, I am responding to your Texas Public Information Act request. Please know that the Guadalupe is a private, non-profit entity. Private entities are not subject to to the provisions of the Act. However, to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Act, the Guadalupe has asked Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to determine whether the requested information is subject to required public disclosure. A copy of that request is enclosed.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.


Ruben Cantu
Galo & Cantu LLP

*****The Office of Cultural Affairs - which oversees funding of arts and cultural organizations in San Antonio - gave me all the documents I requested under the Freedom of Information Act last week and were very helpful.


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