Local governments – counties, cities, and "special districts" such as school districts – provide many of the services that we use on a daily basis, from schools and police protection to the water in our faucets and the collection of our trash. Californians expect local governments to produce high-quality services, as cost-effectively as possible. Read More
The Initiative Process
California's initiative process puts law-making in the hands of the people, but can also be abused and misunderstood. At the deliberative poll in late June, 400 Californians came together to discuss the initiative process and other topics of importance to the state. Here are some of their views on California's direct democracy tool.