December 2022 update: In response to our lawsuit, the City promptly provided all of the requested public records and paid all of the legal costs we were forced to incur to compel […]
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 […]
California State Assembly Set to Improve Public Document Access
In the latter half of 2021, the DOI attempted to institute email retention policies that would delete emails automatically after 180 days if not manually archived. Now the state assembly is doing something about it!
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 […]
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 […]
Sunshine Week is Here!
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 […]
Police Union Boss Presses for Pension Spiking
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 […]
San Diego Superintendents Earning More Than Their Peers
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 […]