Technology-Enhanced Government

CA Fwd hosting summit on California’s nonpartisan primary

Sacramento event, open to the public, will look at the state's "top-two" or nonpartisan primary and the future of other election reforms and will feature Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Senator Steve Glazer, other elected officials and experts in elections. Read more

Categories: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Elections, Proposition 14, Top Two Primary, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Accountability, Civic Engagement, Elections, Proposition 14

California bipartisan conversations will highlight collaboration over confrontation

Events open to the public will feature problem solvers from across the political spectrum engaging with Californians to talk about how we spend our money, how we improve our schools and how we create meaningful jobs. Read more

Categories: Community Services, Democracy, Bipartisan Conversations, Civic Engagement, Elections, Fiscal Reform, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Governance Reform, Economy, Creating Jobs, Smart Investment, Californians, Government, Accountability, Budget Reform, Civic Engagement, Education, Elections, Infrastructure, Redistricting, State Budget, Tax Reform, Transparency

How three California open data bills advance the cause of public data

Status update on moving the state closer to a strong statewide open data strategy, including three bills under consideration in Legislature Read more

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Open data, Accountability, Transparency, Accountability, Transparency

Open Data bill is an important update to the California Public Records Act

Proposed law essentially redefines public records from individual documents to the information or data they contain. Read more

Categories: Democracy, Tech-enhanced Government, Open data, Accountability, Transparency, Government, Leadership Council, Bob Hertzberg, Accountability, Transparency

SoCal Latino leaders gather to help schools and cities embrace technology

Elected leaders and school officials came together to discuss cities and districts being left behind by the pace of new technology and how to adapt smartly to boost civic engagement, education outcomes and local economies. Read more

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Democracy, Civic Engagement, Tech-enhanced Government, Open data, Accountability, Transparency, Economy, Accountability, Civic Engagement, Transparency

A Sustainable Los Angeles? That’s the Plan!

City's first Sustainability Officer explains what the "triple bottom line" means when it comes to measuring the plan to improve the quality life of residents. Read more

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Open data, Accountability, Transparency, Economy, Working Access Group, Accountability, Transparency

California bill would require open data to be easily retrievable and searchable

Law would mean agencies could not forward hard-to-analyze and unsearchable PDF's or spreadsheet printouts of public records when the data has been defined as "open." Read more

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Open data, Accountability, Transparency, Accountability, Transparency

New digital transparency tool cracks open lawmaking for Californians

Free, online platform gives Californians "Google-like" search tool to view government hearings Read more

Categories: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Tech-enhanced Government, Open data, Accountability, Transparency, Government, Accountability, Civic Engagement, Transparency

Transparency gets win as funds OK’d to digitize financial disclosure by public officials

Legislatures approved funds to bring California's paper-based system for public officials to declare economic interests into the digital age. Read more

Categories: Democracy, Cal-Access, Tech-enhanced Government, Open data, Accountability, Transparency, Accountability, Cal-Access, Transparency

Open data bill would require cities to create data inventories

Local governments would need to catalog their data management systems and make the information publicly available under bill by State Senator Bob Hertzberg. Read more

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Open data, Accountability, Transparency, Government, Leadership Council, Bob Hertzberg, Accountability, Bob Hertzberg, Transparency

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