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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.
Transparent California Says Hello to Sunshine Week
Each year, Transparent California is proud to take part in a national celebration of government transparency known as Sunshine Week. Founded in 2005 by the American Society of News Editors, Sunshine Week […]
A Major Milestone for Transparent California!
Transparent California is honored to announce that we have achieved our 400 Millionth Pageview! This major milestone represents the generous dedication of countless activists, volunteers, and donors.
California Superintendent Salaries Continue to Rise
Transparent California’s own Todd Maddison was quoted in a recent article by the San Diego Union Tribune on the highest paid K-12 Superintendents in California. The story spotlights California Administrators who are […]
Incompetence at Bellflower United Hits $83 Million
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 […]
A New Railroad Baron? The California Utilities Commission
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.
A Win for California Transparency!
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 […]
City of Industry Leads the Way in Soaring Healthcare Costs
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 […]
Wasteful Retirement Spending Hurts Bay Area Teachers, Students, and Communities they Serve
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 Scammed for Over Half a Million Dollars
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 […]