As a Code for America Brigade, we're part of a national network of civic-minded volunteers who contribute their skills toward using the web as a platform for local government and community service.
A few months ago, the Sacramento Open Budget Project snagged Sacramento’s 200-page budget and unlocked the city’s vitals from PDF purgatory.
As we move into the fourth year of drought, water has become California’s hottest topic: cities ration water supplies ([and some areas have run out entirely]) and farmers drill deep into the earth to save their fields and orchards. The state passed both a $7.1 billion water bond and California’s[ first groundwater management package.]
This week, Richard and I (Elizabeth) moseyed down to San Francisco to rep Code4Sac at the annual Code for America Summit, which brings together all kinds of people to spend three days talking about civic innovation. Attendees include fellows ([read more about the CfA fellowship]), brigade reps like Richard and I, government-tech & open data companies, & government folks (mayors, city innovation officers, policy makers, etc).
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