Today is day one for this site. Our goal for transparency allows for Burbankers to become informed and remain that way. “The government’s power to control one’s life derives from its power to tax. We believe that power should be minimized.” – Americans for Tax Reform Providing Burbankers with meaningful information and documents allows for … Read more

Burbank School Board Member Emily Weisberg Admits to Destroying Public Records

Burbank School Board member Emily Weisberg admitted in this email that she routinely destroys public records. Burbank resident Joel Schlossman filed a complaint relating to this conduct with the California Department of Education and California Attorney General, requesting an investigation into this practice as illegal, according to Mr. Schlossman. Click here to read Mr. Schlossman’s … Read more

The Miller Hull Partnership and “Visioneers” for a Larger Library as an Even Bigger Resort for Homeless People

A request was made under the California Public Records Act to the City of Burbank for documents showing contracts and payments made to The Miller Hull Partnership, a firm the City hired to develop plans for a very expensive $106.6 million central library concept. Burbank already has a very big and expensive central library. Most … Read more

A Message from Transparent California

[Re-Published] 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 is a yearly reminder of the right of every American to access government records.The story began in 1966, when the federal government enacted the Freedom of … Read more

A Story About Firearms

From this post by Bradley Dunkin Let me tell you a story. This story happened this weekend while we were all out camping. This is us (me on the left): Notice the number of small children that are with us. In total there were 8 adults and 8 children including 1 infant, 3 toddlers and … Read more

City Bureaucrats Fleecing Residents to Grow Their Largesse

(Fact-checking responses included below) The methods used to count the homeless are very flawed by design and probably on purpose. Homeless counts are handled mostly by volunteers and that is the first flaw. These are often people with big hearts who want more “homeless” funding. The other huge flaw is that homeless counts occur during … Read more

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