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California Forward intends to transform our state government "through citizen-driven solutions to provide better representation, smarter budgeting and fiscal management, and high quality public services"

The Bay Area Council, a consortium of business groups in the San Francisco Bay Area, is calling for a California Constitutional Convention to "repair our system of governance"

The Cities, Counties, Schools Partnership  has formed a Joint Task Force on State Budget and Fiscal Reform sponsored by the California League of Cities, the California State Association of Counties, and the California School Boards Association.

Commission on the 21st Century Economy. Governor Schwarzenegger's Executive Order S-15-09 mandated the bipartisan Commission on the 21st Century Economy to re-examine and modernize California's out-of-date revenue laws that contribute to feast-or-famine state budget cycles. The Commission is comprised of 14 members; seven appointed by the Governor, and seven appointed by the legislature.


California Choices is a project of Next 10 and Stanford's Bill Lane Center for the American West with the Institute for Government Studies at U.C. Berkeley and the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State. 

The Institute of Governmental Affairs at UC Davis is presenting a series titled Meltdown: Institutional Challenges Facing California to discuss governance, tax reform and constitutional reform during the noon hour on Wednesdays (Sept 30-Oct 4, 2009).


Wiki constitution - This wiki started with input from participants enrolled in a class at the Experimental College at UC Davis in the Fall of 2009. It is open to anyone who wants to contribute to the wiki about building a new California Constitution.


Getting to Reform: Avenues to Constitutional Change in California, October 14, 2009 

Sponsored by: The Institute for Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley, The Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University, The Center for California Studies, California State University, Sacramento


The Senate Select Committee on Improving State Government and the Assembly Select Committee on Improving State Government held their first hearing on the need for state government reform
Includes topics and speakers and links to the webcast available on the California Channel.

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