Los Angeles Unified School District employees are again in an uproar and on strike. But it’s not poor academic performance, politicized union leadership, dismal district finances or the impact of Covid shutdowns […]
How Much are California K-12 Administrators Really Paid?
We often hear how choosing to be in education means taking a vow of poverty and making great sacrifices in their personal lives. Perhaps true in the past, but now a career in education administration no longer results in a lifetime of searching couch cushions for quarters to buy groceries
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!
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 […]
Fraud allegations against San Diego-area school reveal deceptive practices used to enrich public pay
In a just-released report documenting possible fraud at the Sweetwater Union High School District, state auditors revealed how staff were able to push through a pay raise for district employees, while deceiving […]
Oakland taxpayers must fund disability pensions for those in “excellent physical condition” working full-time elsewhere
Oakland taxpayers are required to fund so-called disability pensions for former law enforcement officers who are working full-time in law enforcement elsewhere, Transparent California has learned. In 2014, Oakland made national headlines […]
Court ruling in CalPERS lawsuit threatens to gut California’s public records law
This commentary was first published by the San Diego Union-Tribune It is going to be much easier for California governments to hide their affairs from the public if the legal standard put […]
Court ruling threatens to gut California’s public records law
It is going to be much easier for governments to hide their affairs from the public, if the legal standard put forth in a just-issued Sacramento County court ruling is upheld. Last […]
Cotati, Cupertino and Hillsborough recognized for excellence in transparency
Transparent California is pleased to announce the first ever recipients of its Sunshine Award, which recognizes public agencies for exceptional service in responding to, and fulfilling, public records requests. The recipients of […]