Tax analytics show county government who’s gaming the system
New policies and data tools are helping Cook County, Illinois, enforce tax codes and recover tens of millions in losses and unpaid taxes.
L.A.'s newest data portal highlights where, when and why people get parking tickets
Designed to influence city policy, the new website provides a starting point for public discussion about an issue that's relatable to anyone who's ever parked in a bad spot.
Los Angeles hires winner of its Iron Viz open-data competition
Controller Ron Galperin awards a six-month paid fellowship to develop data visualizations for PropertyPanel LA, the city's property database.
Los Angeles opens Iron Chef styled hackathon
To assist with city analytics efforts, Controller Ron Galperin is hosting a unique challenge for civic-minded hackers.
San Francisco bill would give renters access to all internet providers
A new city ordinance hopes to eliminate broadband service barriers property owners place on renters.
California bill allowing VOIP transition stalls, but opponents fear revival
Assembly Member Evan Low's bill to let telecom providers move customers to the internet-based service is stuck in a committee, largely thanks to fierce opposition.
White House data guru to counties: Unlock your data
At the National Association of Counties’ Tech Innovation Summit, White House Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil told counties that data silos are the "biggest blocker" for data-driven innovation.
County leaders and IT chiefs converge on D.C.
The National Association of Counties legislative conference includes CIO Forum and Technology Innovation Summit. Here’s what you should be on the lookout for.