Technology-Enhanced Government

Q&A: Assemblymember Kevin Mullin on reform, future of CA politics

Assm. Mullin (D-San Mateo) talks about culture in the Capitol as one of the newer members of the State Legislature Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Proposition 11, Proposition 14, Redistricting, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Governance Reform, Government

California Legislature sending the wrong message by blocking SCA 17

The California Legislature missed a couple of opportunities this month to help restore the public’s trust in government Read more

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

City of Riverside making headway with new open data portal

EngageRiverside is the latest effort by a sizeable California city to embrace transparency and engage with its electorate Read more

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency

What is holding up California ethics reform?

After months of scandal, ethics bills have mixed results despite the need to restore public trust in government. Read more

Categories: Democracy, Fiscal Reform, Revenue Reform, CA Common Sense, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Governance Reform, Government, Accountability, Governance Reform, Transparency

Using technology, data and crowdsourcing to hack infrastructure problems

The evolving potential to use tech in improving how government does business gets brighter. Read more

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Transparency, Economy, Smart Investment, Infrastructure, Government, Transparency

VIDEO: Californians seek greater transparency in local school funding

Hundreds of Californians attended the State Board of Education meeting in Sacramento last week to encourage more flexibility and transparency in the process. Read more

Categories: Community Services, Restructuring, School Governance, Local Control Funding Formula, Tech-enhanced Government, Transparency, Education, LCFF, Restructuring, Transparency

Open Data forums chart path for tech-driven transparency in California

Opportunities for government touted at second open data event in Silicon Valley hosted by CA Fwd Read more

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

Uphold LCFF’s democratic process

Opinion: School funding shift set to empower citizens but greater transparency needed to inform local decision-making. Read more

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Local Control Funding Formula, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Education, LCFF

Open data takes center stage at Inland Empire forum

California Forward convened the first of its Civic Data Forums this week in San Bernardino, convening staff and elected officials from cities, school districts and counties throughout the Inland Empire to discuss open data, transparency and technology solutions for improving governance in their communities. Read more

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency

Several bills aim to improve transparency and confidence in CA elections

Three of the bills (844, 52, and 1442) are specifically aimed at campaign disclosure, while SB 1253 will require that more information shall be given to voters on initiatives Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Initiative Reform, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency

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