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In March 2009, the City of Nampa issued a request for proposals regarding obtaining services to prosecute city misdemeanors and infractions. Former Canyon County prosecuting attorney John Bujak desired to contract with Nampa to perform those services. The Canyon County commissioners unanimously adopted a proposal pursuant to permit him to do so. Plaintiff-Appellant Bob Henry filed three public records requests with the county clerk asking for information regarding the contract with Nampa, including "invoices, etc sent to Nampa by county for prosecuting svc." and "an accounting of where those funds are being deposited + how they are being dispursed [sic] to Canyon County." Upon review, the Supreme Court held that the requested records were public records, but that the City could not be required to produce them because it was not the public official who refused to disclose the records.