Reporting: Accountability Archives

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

New MBA program masters the link between government & technology

Students go through curriculum combining design, innovation, leadership and technology to ultimately help government work more efficiently. Read More

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

Three steps to restoring trust in a city’s finances and governance

Santa Ana shows what a sunshine ordinance and opening up governing can do for civic engagement. Read More

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

City of Bell scores top grades for open data access one year after trials conclude

A year after former public officials were sentenced in financial scandal, the city now boasts one of the more open municipal websites in the state. Read More

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

Head of California’s watchdog agency on right track to modernization

CA Fwd's mission of improving government transparency with technology lines up with push by FPPC's Jodi Remke to modernize the state's disclosure system. Read More

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

Jodi Remke: Technology and Transparency go hand in hand

Head of California's Fair Political Practices Commission talks about the need for state to modernize campaign finance disclosure. Read More

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

CA Fwd data summit pushes forward cause of California open data policy

Attendees brainstormed on how to put value on wealth of data and Assembly member intro'd new open data legislation Read More

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

CA Fwd summit to boost government transparency opens with news of Assembly open data bill

Summit on Data to promote open governance and civic data tech opens with news of bill to create chief data officer for California Read More

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency

CA Fwd and Assembly mark Sunshine Week celebration of open data

State Assembly passes Sunshine Week resolution and CA Fwd will host open data gathering in Sacramento this week Read More

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency

VIDEO: How to build a civic tech and open data ecosystem with L.A.‘s data chief

City of Los Angeles' Abhi Nemani talks about how the SoCal open data community is evolving Read More

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency

VIDEO: How tech startups can improve government-citizen relationship

One thriving startup founder talks about how civic data can be an economic opportunity and a way to get citizens more engaged with government Read More

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

VIDEO: City of L.A.‘s data chief explores taking open data to next level

Abhi Nemani on how governments can create value from open data and go beyond transparency Read More

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

Cities weigh economic impact and barriers of open data movement

When open data advocates talk about the potential economic impact of the movement, it's clear there are big benefits and barriers for cities in California--except for the barrier of not knowing about the open data movement. Read More

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency

Data Summit: Should local governments embrace open data?

That was one of many topics asked and answered this week in Long Beach at the latest California Forward and Code for America co-sponsored Regional Data Forums. Read More

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency

Data Summit: Appallicious founder on importance of open data

As tech experts gather to kick off the first regional open data event on Wednesday in Long Beach, we hear from last year's attendee Yo Yoshida on why he founded his company and why open data as a movement is important Read More

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, 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

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