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the Finances is a California ballot
initiative. It calls for all departments and agencies
of the State of California to daily post all their
finances to their respective Web sites. If enough
signatures are collected, the initiative will be on
the ballot in November, 2004.
The citizens of California
expect and deserve financial accountability from their
State Government. The advent of the Internet, as well
as the use of electronic accounting and record-keeping
software, provide California citizens with an unprecedented
opportunity to demand daily accountability from their
This initiative is directly in line with Governor
Schwarzenegger's stated desire for more open government.
He has promised to audit the state's books. Post
the Finances goes further than this.
It will be like a daily, on-demand people's audit
of their government.
The posting of all of the State's finances to the
Web will help to thwart fiscal improprieties. It could
help prevent a stew of corruption from bubbling away
on the Government's back burners, away from public
scrutiny. Taxpayers have an absolute legal right to
these public records to see how much money is collected
and the manner in which it is spent.
The daily posting of ALL the California Government's
finances will also help to control spending, trim
fat, and even reduce taxes by keeping all the State's
finances in plain view of the citizenry, thus creating
The electronic "open books" check book register constructed
by posting will provide taxpayers with easy methods
to review the fiscal data. By posting this money-trail,
an informed citizenry will be able to demand accountability.
Given the poor state of the Californian economy, a
$24 billion deficit, and evidence of government financial
mismanagement, now more than ever we need citizen
oversight of what our officials do with taxpayers'
We also need your financial support. Please contribute.
Truly, we need the
green to help this grass roots effort to take root.
I have recently launched a "One Million Dollars by
January One" campaign to raise the necessary funds.
In order to ensure that I get the nearly 400,000 valid
signatures, I must collect about 600,000. Hiring paid
signature gatherers works out at about $1.00 to 2.00
click here to join the Post the Finances team, and
view our Web site.
You can request petitions by mail, and download the
petition for printing.
Post the Finances is an idea whose
time has come, and we hope you'll join us in this
historic push for a new way of doing things in the
state of California.
Post the Finances