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Start: 7:00 pm
Gavin Newsom in conversation with KQED's Michael Krasny
Tuesday, February 19, 7:00 p.m.
Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government
Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View
Citizenville is the story of how ordinary citizens can use new digital tools to dissolve political gridlock and transform American democracy. As social networking and smart phones have changed the way we communicate with one another, these technologies are also changing our relationship with government.
Lieutenant Governor Newsom broke new ground as the mayor of San Francisco, one of the most high-tech, experimental, and progressive municipalities in the nation. But when Newsom’s tenure as mayor began, he found that San Francisco was behind the likes of Estonia and South Korea in terms of digital governance. Newsom’s quest to modernize one of America’s most modern cities—and the amazing results he achieves—form the backbone of this far-reaching book.
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