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What Does Open Mean?

Hey, have you seen BART’s new official app? Nope, you haven’t. Know why? They don’t need to spend money making their own apps. They just put all their data online in an open format and everybody else goes ahead and makes apps for themselves. What’s more, these other people do it the way they want, [...]

Do You Have Trust Issues?

I went to two events this week that I think are worthy of some thought and discussion. The first provided some real insight into how government ought to, and often does work. What I learned at the second event—well, it is cause for concern for anybody connected with government, business, or the news media. And [...]

Where’s the Party?

 The Secretary of State just released the official list of parties that are qualified for this June’s statewide primary. No surprises here, although we might be forgiven for sometimes forgetting that 1 in 16 California voters is registered with a party whose name doesn’t start with a D or an R (specifically, an L, a [...]

Twas the Night Before Christmas….

Twas the night before Christmas, and all round the State, the counties were peaceful, all 58 The stockings were hung, from Del Norte to Imperial, as dusk finally fell, soft and ethereal  And away from the north came a jolly old chuckle, from a white bearded elf, with great big belt buckle He was traveling [...]

CSAC Finance Corporation 2012 Year in Review

As we look back on 2012, the CSAC Finance Corporation is pleased to reflect on the continued success of our programs. Our CalTRUST investment pool, CSCDA finance programs and U.S. Communities purchasing program continued their long history of assisting public agencies and we saw our newest program, Coast2Coast Rx grow rapidly.