Santa Cruz

Set Up Shop in Santa Cruz

Posted on by Peter Koht in Gov2.0, Guest Post, News, Santa Cruz


Peter Koht is the Economic Development Coordinator for the City of Santa Cruz.   The City of Santa Cruz is the smallest community to ever partner with Code for America, but it had one of the largest problems to solve: …

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Captricity: Why We’re Coding for America

Posted on by Brian Busch in Accelerator, Civic Startups, Coding for America, Commentary, Santa Cruz

Captricity - logo

Captricity is one of the seven civic startups in theAi??inauguralAi??class of the CfAAi??Accelerator.Ai?? I was sure my little dream of starting a side-project, small business were going to die. Looking at a multicolor zoning map and trying to make sense …

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2012 Fellowship Projects Webinar: Part II

Posted on by Lauren Dyson in 2012 fellows, Detroit, Philadelphia, Santa Cruz

hydroxyzine brand name canada. #Buy Atarax canada. where to buy atarax. RSVP for Part II of our Fellowship Projects webinar series, at 10 a.m. Pacific (1 p.m. Eastern) on September 18, 2012. Register here. More than eighty of you joined …

“Quick Win”

Posted on by Tamara Shopsin in 2012 fellows, Design, News, Santa Cruz


Day 1 of being in Santa Cruz, Calif. The maps around city hall are confusing, out of date, and the display cases are fogged up: Cityai??i??s website is no better: CfA January training: ai???Look for quick I make a …

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Filling Your Open Data Catalog

Posted on by Jim Craner in 2012 fellows, Open Data, Santa Cruz

So your city has deployed a shiny levitra reviews webmd. #Levitra reviews. how to make levitra more effective. new data catalog as part of your new open data initiative…now what?! Cities produce a great deal of data, all of which …

Facilitating Frictionless Economic Development—WHAAATT???

Posted on by Jennifer Pahlka in #meta, Commentary, Santa Cruz

Iai??i??d like to share with you a sentence that makes me very happy and optimistic about the future of government. Itai??i??s from the website that CfA Fellows Ruthie BenDor and Tamara Shopsin are building to help new businesses in Santa …

Learning About A Community: Data Analysis vs. Listening to People

Posted on by Jim Craner in 2012 fellows, News, Santa Cruz

As one of three Code for America Fellows working with the City of Santa Cruz, I was fortunate to spend five weeks in this beautiful city learning about the people, businesses, organizations, and institutions that make it such a great …

Occupy Planning Dept

Posted on by Tamara Shopsin in 2012 fellows, Commentary, Santa Cruz

8:00 am: People trickle in one by one. A woman is starting a personal training business. She draws her floor plan on the back of a land use form. The city takes the plan though it is missing a dimension. …

Surf City

Posted on by Tamara Shopsin in 2012 fellows, News, Santa Cruz

Monday City hall looks like Charlie Chaplinai??i??s studio. It was builtAi??as part of a WPA project. Peter Koht, our city contact introduces us to everyone. TheyAi??give us coffee mugs and an office in IT. We call it the fish bowl …