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Can Technology Fix California Governments?

A Zócalo/New America Connecting California Event, in partnership with the Bill Lane Center for the American West
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California has more than 4,500 local governments, yet it often feels ungoverned. Proponents of so-called “e-government” say technology can change that: the digital world, they argue, offers a better way to connect citizens to government and provide services faster and more efficiently. A new report, "Hear Us Now?", surveys how California governments use technology and proposes ways of measuring the success of their e-government initiatives -- topics that the panelists will explore at this event.

Please join us to discuss the future of e-government and whether it can solve the challenges facing local communities.

Click here to RSVP on the Zocalo Public Square website.

Hosted bar to follow the discussion.  This event is a joint production of New America, Zocalo Public Square and Stanford University's Bill Lane Center for the American West.

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  • April Manatt
    Principal, April Manatt Consulting
    Author of the report, "Hear us Now?"
  • Greg Hermann
    Senior Management Analyst, City of Carlsbad
  • Tim Bonnemann
    Intellitics, Inc.
  • Dakin Sloss
    President, California Common Sense
  • David B. Smith
    Executive Director, National Conference on Citizenship
  • Joe Mathews
    Senior Irvine Fellow, New America Foundation

Event Time and Location

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Vidalakis Dining Room, Schwab Residential Center, Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305