Software Catalog

The Governor of California approved SB 272 in October 2015, adding section 6270.5 to the California Public Records Act (the "Act," Government Code Sections 6250-6276.48). Section 6270.5 defines an enterprise system as a software application or computer system that collects, stores, exchanges, and analyzes information that the agency uses which is (1) a multi-departmental system or system that contains information collected about the public and (2) a system of record. A system of record means a system that serves as an original source of data within an agency. SB 272 requires local agencies to create a catalog of multi-departmental systems or systems containing information about the public that store original records and post the catalog on their agency website.

The Hi-Desert Water District has complied with the latest amendment to the California Public Records Act (SB 272, 2015), making the following list of enterprise systems (software applications or software) it utilizes publicly available on this web site.

In compliance with Senate Bill 272 (SB272), 2021 Software Catalog (PDF) will provide a catalog of the "enterprise systems" used by Hi-Desert Water District. For additional information, email Hi-Desert Water District.


Enterprise systems do not include cybersecurity systems, infrastructure and mechanical control systems, or information that would reveal vulnerabilities to, or otherwise increase the potential for an attack on, a public agency's IT system. Additionally, section 6270.5 does not automatically require disclosure of the specific records that the IT systems collect, store, exchange or analyze. However, the Act's other provisions pertaining to disclosure of such records still apply.