An audit by the state of California found an egregious amount of mismanagement and lack of transparency from the superintendent and board of the Bellflower Unified School District. The superintendent’s failure to […]
Shelby Fleshood is the Director of Open Records and Citizen Engagement at Transparent California. Dedicated to bringing public information to the Golden State, Shelby believes that every Californian has the right to be informed about what their government does with their taxes.
With most state agencies, an appeal can be filed in a local superior court, but with the Utilities Commission an appeal must be filed in the state appeals or even supreme court. This makes for a far more difficult and costly process that deters most applicants.
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Michael Markman has ruled that the CalPERS Board of Administration violated California’s open meetings law two years ago when it held a session that was closed to […]
Transparent California has now collected over 2.5 million salary and benefit records for 2020. One of the most recent uploads was for the City of Industry in Los Angeles County. The upload […]
Last month, the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) was issued a “lack of growing concern” determination from the Contra Costa County Office of Education. Simply put, this means the district […]
City of Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer has publicly disclosed that the City of Fresno lost over half a million dollars at the hands of scammers. As reported on by Brianna Calix at […]
It’s Sunshine week! No, I’m not talking about the weather. I’m talking about the week that celebrates openness and government transparency across the United States. Ever since its founding in 2006 by […]
At Transparent California, we take pride in collecting information on pension benefits across the state so that taxpayers can be informed where their dollars are being spent. The California Pension System is […]
Just what does it take to become one of the highest-paid school superintendents in California? Length of tenure, rather than performance of district size, appears to be the determining factor, according to […]