About Taxpayers Advocate

Taxpayers Advocate conducts studies on local government and on public and private programs and projects which impact the taxpayers.  Our studies cover everything from school bond measures, to water rates to development projects.

TaxpayersAdvocate.org was formed in 2003 by Scott Barnett. We work with a wide range of experts, including Dr. Richard Parker, Professor Emeritus in Public Policy, at San Diego State University.

Our studies are based on data, in most cases sourced from lengthy public records requests.  All of this material is available to any member of the public or media who want to check our sources.