August 2, 2009 By News Report
Photo: A 2001 California Assembly redistricting map covering a portion of the state capital.
Last fall, California voters passed Proposition 11 that will turn the implementation of state redistricting over to the Bureau of State Audits, an agency insulated from partisan influence. The California Voter Foundation (CVF) today announced that the Bureau has a new Web site and has published draft regulations for implementation of Prop. 11. CVF also submitted recommendations on the need for transparency throughout the process.
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.