As part of SFOpen 2011, we’re interviewing San Francisco mayoral candidates to learn more about their open government ideas, and how they’ll leverage technology to better engage citizens.
Much of the energy and effort around open government to date has literally been hacked together or leans towards a reactive, transparency watchdog approach to getting government to be more extroverted.
In an effort to make it easier for local governments to better implement open government policies, a group of dedicated advocates recently created a sample Local Open Government Initiative (LOGI), modeled after the one initiated by President Obama for the federal government in January 2009.
The City and County of San Francisco announced it has selected Microsoft Exchange Online to host its 23,000 employee email system.
Gov2 TV, a new television show focused on Gov 2.0 and open government, launched this week.
I’ve been meaning to post something about Next Generation Democracy: What the Open-Source Revolution Means for Power, Politics, and Change for a long time now, but just haven’t had the time.
Would the government work better if you had more say? At Reset San Francisco, we think the answer to that question is absolutely yes, which is why we were so excited when the folks behind the movement for Participatory Budgeting paid a visit to City Hall last week.
Today on Gov 2.0 Radio, Allison Hornery of CivicTEC in Sydney pointed to a new app by New York University computer science student Max Stoller that mashes up NY health inspection data with Foursquare, and provides a text message warning if the restaurant isn’t making the grade. It’s called DontEat.At.
Today is GovFresh’s second birthday, and I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone and take stock of all that we’ve been part of since its inception.