Civinomics Cofounder Robert Singleton’s TED Talk

Civinomics Cofounder Robert Singleton’s TED Talk

If you weren’t able to see it in person, here is Civinomics Cofounder Robert Singleton giving a TED talk about how millennials are using technology to improve our democracy. If you like what you see share it with your friends! Watch the Full Talk Here.

On Libraries

On Libraries

From the windows of my office in downtown Santa Cruz, California, I enjoy an excellent view of the main branch of the Santa Cruz Public Library. Every morning, in the minutes before opening at 10AM, people start congregating outside. It’s been instructive, over the years, to watch the patrons going in and out. There are […]

What to Expect Next from Civinomics

As many of you may have been noticing, Civinomics has been going through some changes recently. Specifically, we have taken to rewriting a huge portion of our internal code, while also fixing some user interface problems. This hasn’t been for nothing, and has actually been in preparation for a whole new product that we are […]

Overview: What’s Happening in Santa Cruz

Overview: What’s Happening in Santa Cruz

The weather may have been a little overcast last week, but there was plenty going on in Surf City and the surrounding areas. We had the first citizen’s repeal of a County ordinance in 13 years relating to the restrictions on commercial cannabis cultivation. The Regional Transportation Commission received the results of a County wide […]

Vote on California’s “Personal Belief” Vaccination Exemption

  The measles outbreak has caused a national stir over the past several weeks. Families have been posting on social media urging their school communities to get their kids vaccinated, and politicians at all levels have been weighing in on the issue. So far, 121 cases of measles have been documented according to the Center […]

Introducing the Inspiring Enterprise: Social Entrepreneurship in Santa Cruz

Introducing the Inspiring Enterprise: Social Entrepreneurship in Santa Cruz

The following is a guest blog written by Janneke Lang of the Inspiring Enterprise, announcing a new Santa Cruz accelerator program for socially and environmentally conscious organizations. Santa Cruz is best known for its university, beautiful coastline, redwood forests, and progressive lifestyle, attracting everyone from environmentalists and artists, to extreme sports enthusiasts. Meanwhile a tech industry […]

The Civinomics Roadmap: From here to November

The Civinomics Roadmap: From here to November

Stated simply, the goal of the Civinomics site is to provide members with an online “civic tool box”, a selection of web-based tools to facilitate participation in the civic process. Current features include online workshops and initiatives and the just released new public meetings and agendas listings. There are several other features in the works, […]