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 days public libraries are filled with the homeless and many residents have stated that public libraries have become an anachronism and should be turned over to nonprofit or private interests.
The public records request requested:
- Copies of all agreements with The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP for the past five years.
- A list of payments to The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP for the past five years.
- A list of payments made to all 3rd party consultants, designers, “visioneers” and anyone who was hired (other than a City employee) to prepare, participate or otherwise engage on the vision / concept development, etc. for this proposed central library.
Here are the documents the City provided:
September 11, 2017 $150,000 Agreement for Architectural Services Central Library Design Concepts
December 18, 2019 Another $150,000 Agreement for Architectural Services Central Library Design Concepts
August 24, 2020 Amendment to Extend the Agreement
Payments Made to The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP totaling $164,893.50