Technology-Enhanced Government

Political Reform Act Revision webinar draws great interest

Project will invite public comment on refreshed version of California's "overly complex, cumbersome and at times inconsistent" political ethics law. Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Political Reform Act, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Governance Reform, Accountability, Elections, Transparency

VIDEO: Why California is modernizing its Political Reform Act

Head of California's lead political watchdog agency shares why the political ethics law is in need of modernization. Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Political Reform Act, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Governance Reform, Accountability, Elections, Transparency

Scandal paved the way for Millennial “revolution” in Cudahy

Council in Southern California city now boasts a millennial majority and a new outlook after FBI investigation scandal. Read more

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

CA Fwd statement on California Legislature Transparency Act

Statement on behalf of James Mayer, President & CEO of California Forward Read more

Categories: Democracy, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Accountability, Transparency

To supporters, Prop 50 is small but correct step in good government direction

Measure before voters on June 7 primary ballot seeks to allow Legislature to suspend its members without pay Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Accountability

Government transparency initiative closer to landing on California’s November ballot

Measure would update California's Constitution to help prevent last-minute gut-and-amend practice by state legislators. Read more

Categories: Democracy, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Accountability, Transparency

California seeking Chief Data Officer

Candidate will face challenge of boosting access and quality of government data, while dealing with how to share with a public skeptical of government. Read more

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

CA Fwd’s Sunshine Week Progress Report

During the week encouraging open government, CA Fwd reviews this year's work to catalyze increased transparency and trust in government. Read more

Categories: Democracy, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Governance Reform, Accountability, Governance Reform, Transparency

VIDEO: When will voters get to cast their ballot online?

Despite the many ways we transact business online, elections leaders say there are still significant hurdles to get over before voting online becomes reality. Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Future of California Elections, Tech-enhanced Government, Elections

VIDEO: New Speaker Rendon touts the need for public trust in water spending

Having gathered public input for a $7.5 billion water bond--and serving a district where several former local officials are serving jail terms--Assemblymember Anthony Rendon understands skepticism in government spending. Read more

Categories: Democracy, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, State Budget, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Accountability, Anthony Rendon, Transparency

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