Making California Legislative Process Transparent

Foaad Khosmood, Hisham Assal, Johanna Snyder, Franz Kurfess
Cal Poly Position Paper
Non refereed paper
San Luis Obispo, California

This White Paper describes the research and design of the software system called Digital Democracy. The Digital Democracy system will provide its users: individuals with interest in public policy, journalists and media organizations, public interest and government watchdog groups, and lawmakers with direct access to videos and transcripts of State Legislative Committee hearings, as well as analytical tools enabling users of the system to conduct in-depth research of public policy issues and the attitudes of state legislators towards them.