The short answer: Because it doesn't exist. As noted in the last post, a public record in Arizona is any record that can help the public keep track of the activities of a public agency. This means that the record must contain the kind of information that helps the public agency perform its mission or transact its business. If a particular document would not be of any use to the agency, then the document is not required to be created or kept. Nothing in Arizona's public records law requires that a public agency create a particular record simply because a person has asked for it, even if the contents of that record would be information collected from other public records. Thus, unless a public agency has some need for a list of public union membership dues withholdings, it does not have to create one just to satisfy a public record request.
Chris Wencker has been advising and representing local and small government entities for as long as he has been an attorney. He has represented cities, towns, fire districts, and occasionally other special taxing districts. Chris has a firm understanding of the extent and limits of government power.
By Chris Wencker