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What Does the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Tell Us About the Health of the Hotel Market in Davis?

Aug 22, 2016
What Does the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Tell Us About the Health of the Hotel Market in Davis?

By Matt Williams In all of the Vanguard dialogue about the Hyatt House project, to date there has been very little discussion about the fiscal viability/sustainability of the project.  As a member of the Finance and Budget Commission, I received a copy of Dan Carson’s   August 14, 2016 Hyatt House Hotel Potential Fiscal...

A Buffalo Springfield Moment . . . For What It’s Worth

Oct 4, 2015
A Buffalo Springfield Moment . . . For What It’s Worth

142 Shootings On Campuses Across the US since Sandy Hook

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Department of Insurance Online Tool Helps Californians Compare Prices for Medical Procedures

Sep 22, 2015 was built in partnership with Consumer Reports and the University of California at San Francisco using a $3.9 million grant from the Affordable Care Act.

Integrator Needed for $6M Pesticide Registration Data Management System

Sep 21, 2015

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation says the modernized system is needed because the process currently leans on paper-based, manual workflow to manage registration for 13,000 pesticide products, renewals and new applicants.

Tech Industry Coalition Requests Veto of IT Vendor Performance Bill

Sep 21, 2015

If Gov. Jerry Brown decides to sign AB 522 — legislation that would require the Department of Technology to formulate a system for measuring IT vendors’ performance on state contracts — it will be against

Board of Equalization Considers Tracking System for Medical Marijuana Industry

Sep 18, 2015

A wide-ranging bill licensing and regulating California’s medical marijuana industry – such as dispensaries, transporters and cannabis producers – would require the Board of Equalization (BOE) and the California Department of Food and Agriculture to develop a system for “reporting the movement of commercial cannabis and cannabis products through the distribution chain.”

State Targets Cybersecurity Deficiencies with New Reporting Process

Sep 18, 2015

New guidance from the California Department of Technology will require state agencies, departments and other entities to develop and report “a plan of action and milestones (POAM) process for addressing information security program deficiencies.”

$309 Million Board of Equalization Project Clears Oversight Hurdle

Sep 17, 2015

The Department of Technology approved on Sept. 9 an updated draft of an integrated master schedule for the Board of Equalization’s Centralized Revenue Opportunity System (CROS), clearing one sticking point that delayed the project for

Pension Solution Project Beginning to Take Shape at CalSTRS

Sep 17, 2015

System integrator CGI has started to submit the first planning deliverables for CalSTRS’ Pension Administration Solution modernization and is working to formalize a project schedule and milestones.

Gomez Named Department of Health Care Services CIO

Sep 17, 2015

Barney Gomez has been named CIO of the Department of Health Care Services after working in the position in an acting capacity the past three months. Gomez confirmed that he is officially replacing Chris Cruz,

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