The Transparency Project is an all volunteer group of Santa Monica residents concerned about openness and accountability in our City government and politics. We believe openness and accountability are the cornerstone of a healthy democracy. We use public records to reveal political campaign contributions, compliance with good governance ordinances, lobbying by special interests, conflicts of interest, and city revenues/expenditures/capital improvement projects.
Remembering Laurence Eubank
September 6, 2021
Laurence Eubank moved to Santa Monica over a decade ago after rekindling a friendship and finding love with local resident and CPA Alin Wall. Alongside Alin, he quickly became a beloved force in our activist community, writing about election funding and political shenanigans for the SM Transparency Project; joining the board and leading the Wilshire-Montana Neighborhood Association for several years; speaking to the City Council about key local issues, including overdevelopment and ethical/transparency legislation; serving on the Bergamot Art Center Advisory Committee, which vetted the proposals to redevelop the City-owned parcel; serving on the City’s Budget Task Force to recommend City spending and pension reforms; and helping pass the Term Limits Initiative limiting local councilmembers to 3 terms, among other community causes.
His legacy includes all of this important community service, his commitment to local activism which inspired others, his ability to humorously speak truth to power, to befriend others, and to be a truly wonderful neighbor, colleague and friend.