Transparency

A quick word on California ballot initiative reform

BITA has passed, but what are the next steps toward ensuring its success? And what are Californians looking for in this new Legislative session? Read More

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

Public database of county by county elections costs in the works for California

A slew of election reforms are proposed each year. When reviewing a measure, one of the first things legislators want to know is: What’s the cost? Read More

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

VIDEO: Long Beach city councilman asks residents how they would spend $250,000

Less than three months into his first term, Long Beach City Councilmember Rex Richardson is already proving he’s not afraid to shake up City Hall. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Economy, Smart Investment, Infrastructure, Reader Poll

Bill signed by governor creates workforce data “dashboard” to improve education

Effort will look at student progress before and after graduation to track the effectiveness of how the state is preparing workers.  Read More

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Transparency, Economy, Regional Economies, Education, Transparency

Two bills addressing election efficiency and transparency signed into law

Governor Brown has signed two bills that that are important steps toward continuing the restoration of public trust in government by increasing transparency and overall confidence in the electoral process Read More

Categories: Democracy, Cal-Access, Elections, Tech-enhanced Government, Transparency, Cal-Access

Ballot Initiative Transparency Act signed into law by Governor Brown

This weekend California's ballot initiative process became a little better for all of us. I was honored to be with Governor Brown when he signed SB 1253, the Ballot Initiative Transparency Act. Read More

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

CA State Controller: Always more work to be done in the name of transparency

As California State Controller, my job hinges on having access to the numbers that help me to tell the stories about what direction our State, communities, schools and businesses are heading. Read More

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

CA Fwd applauds State Controller for launch of open data portal

California Forward congratulates the California State Controller’s Office on its new open data portal, ByTheNumbers.sco.ca.gov. Read More

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency

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

Where does California’s reboot of outdated disclosure systems stand?

There's a big opportunity for tech to increase transparency, boost efficiency and help restore public trust. Read More

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

Legislature passes budget on time but trailer bills keep things opaque

While the state’s fiscal situation is improving and all parties involved deserve accolades for getting a sound budget passed on time, there is still some lingering procedural darkness. Read More

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

Progress report on California’s efforts to restore trust in government

While the legislature has taken some positive steps after three senators were indicted, CA Fwd pointedly challenged the lawmakers to do more. Where the effort stands today: Read More

Categories: Democracy, Cal-Access, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Accountability, Cal-Access, California Forward Action Fund, Governance Reform, Transparency

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