California governor proposes $10 million for e-government

California Governor Gray Davis has proposed allocating an additional $10

million to the state's electronic government programs.In addition to the

allocations, the proposal calls for the creation of an e-Government Business

Advisory Council to provide private-sector advice on state e-government

efforts.

The allocations, added to the May revision of the state budget, include

$3.61 million to redesign the state's World Wide Web page, and for an enhanced

electronic mail system.

The allocations also include:

* $2.45 million for government-to-business

systems, providing $600,000 for online professional licensing; $450,000

for online competitive bid processing; $400,000 for e-procurement expansion

to benefit small business and access multiple departments involved in procurement;

$750,000 for environmental regulation of business; and $250,000 for interactive

employer/employee job posting and recruitment.

* $1.5 million for the Department of General Services to replace and upgrade

equipment and wiring and to provide contingency capabilities and disaster

recovery.

* $1.2 million for government-to-citizens systems, including $200,00 for

online domestic employer tax filing; $500,000 to expand Department of Motor

Vehicle online services to include change of address, duplicate licenses,

appointments and vanity plates; and $500,000 for state permits. Davis will

also convene the Governor's e-Government Summit, bringing together private-sector

representatives, local officials, state leaders, and federal agencies to

address a master plan for implementation of e-government.

REPORT CARD

"Report: High-tech work force growing" [civic.com, May18]

"CIOs: Politics not prompting e-gov" [civic.com, May 1, 2000]

BY Daniel Keegan
May 22, 2000

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