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Sunday, June 26, 2011

What's Next - California Deliberative Poll

There is something fascinating going on in Torrance this weekend - a Deliberative Poll (click here). There are over 300 randomly selected California voters gathered at a hotel for 2 days to learn about and discuss problems and possible solutions to California's governance and budget problems.

I'm fortunate to be seeing some of this. I'm not in one of the 20+ groups, but here Sunday to serve on a panel to help answer tax questions that groups may have in evaluating and constructing reforms.

A report is to be prepared on the results and The McNeil/Lehrer Newshour is actively involved to produce something about the activities and results (to air sometime in September 2011).

I think this is a great idea to help people get more information, understand concerns of their fellow citizens better and hopefully catch the attention of lawmakers that there definitely seems to be interest in reforms to governance and finance structures in the state.

What do you think?

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