Reporting: Accountability Archives

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

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

Q&A: Assemblymember Scott Wilk on redistricting, Capitol culture

Q&A with Assemblymember Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) is another first term member of the California Legislature who took the time to answer some of our questions Read More

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

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

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

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