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.
All over the country, community leaders are looking to boost economic development through various initiatives. One key element in many of those initiatives is the use of information technology. When local governments build IT infrastructure, create e-government applications, assist high-tech startups or otherwise focus on technology, they create conditions that draw businesses to their communities and help retain skilled workers. This paper discusses and provides examples of these various ways local government can use technology to ultimately make a community more attractive to businesses, visitors and residents.