Open Policymaking

5 06, 2015

White House Seeking Input on Third Open Government National Action Plan

By | June 5th, 2015|Open Government, Open Policymaking, Public Participation|0 Comments

As per an announcement on the White House blog yesterday (emphasis mine): Consistent with the commitment to the Open Government Partnership, later this year the United States plans to publish a third Open Government National Action Plan (NAP) including new and expanded open government initiatives to pursue in the next two years. The first U.S. NAP [...]

17 03, 2014

Evaluation Criteria for Assessing Crowdsourcing Efforts in the Legislative Process

By | March 17th, 2014|Crowdsourcing, Open Policymaking|4 Comments

I'm working on a blog post recapping and analyzing the recent crowdsourcing experiment by California Assemblyman Mike Gatto to let the public write legislation (see our coverage here and media mentions here and here). I hope to lay out a number of potential assessment criteria, which could then be applied to help evaluate and compare [...]

13 03, 2014

Capitol Public Radio: “Lawmaker Turns to Crowdsourcing to Create Legislation”

By | March 13th, 2014|About, Crowdsourcing, Open Policymaking, Press|1 Comment

I was interviewed last week by Katie Orr, State Government Reporter at Capitol Public Radio in Sacramento, CA to talk about California Assemblyman Mike Gatto's recent open policymaking experiment (see our coverage here). You can read and listen to the entire segment online: Lawmaker Turns to Crowdsourcing to Create Legislation. Here are the two quotes [...]

9 03, 2014

SecondGov: New Platform for Virtual Policy Making

By | March 9th, 2014|Open Policymaking, Radar|1 Comment

Pando Daily reports on SecondGov, an interesting new project led by American singer-songwriter Alex Ebert that recently won the inaugural Hackdance, a "celebrity-driven social impact hackathon" that took place in Park City, UT in January and is said to launch publicly "in a few weeks": That project, known as SecondGov, is a virtual government that [...]