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Government Mobility 2012
FEBRUARY 8, 2012, Sacramento Convention Center Empowering Government Organizations to Understand and Leverage Emerging Communication Technologies • Meet constituent expectations for improved service delivery models. • Make public agency information accessible for tech savvy Californians. • Answer questions and solve problems at the push of a button. Government Mobility Forum Prepares Government Technologists to Meet Demands for Delivery of Mobile Services • Prepare to meet demand by focusing on how new technologies will impact government and delivery of services. • Proven solutions showcased in Solutions Center. • Offers reference points for California Government personnel for follow up and guidance. Targeted Education Sessions Chaired by Subject Matter Experts • Learn how to tailor new technologies for smart phones and tablets. • Keynote speaker and general audience presentations discuss the promise and challenge of new mobile based platforms. • Speakers and instructors from major innovators in the mobile technology market.

Changes to DMV Registration Renewals
For vehicle registration renewal fees due July 1, 2011 and later: State law requires DMV to implement changes in the billing and renewal process for registration fees due on or after July 1, 2011. Registration renewal notices will be mailed out close to or on the expiration date. (Previously notices were mailed 60-days ahead of the expiration date). NOTE: Fees are still due for registration notices due prior to July 1, 2011. No money will be collected until renewal notices are issued. (Previously renewal fees could be collected up to 75 days ahead of the expiration date and were required to be collected within 30 days of expiration when part of another transaction such as a transfer of vehicle ownership) All customers will be given a 30-day grace period after they receive their registration notice. Penalties for delinquent payment will not be imposed until 30 days after the registration expiration date. (Previously penalties were due the day after the registration expiration date) Law enforcement is aware and will not cite vehicles until the first day of the second month after the vehicle registration expires. For example: A vehicle with a registration expiration date of July 10th would not be cited for delinquent registration prior to September 1, 2011.

Time-Saving Tools to Improve Your DMV Experience!
The DMV recognizes that your time is valuable, and is therefore committed to making your experience with us better than ever. In recent months, the department has launched several new services designed to make your visit with the DMV more seamless than ever... http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/newsrel/newsrel11/timesavingtools.htm

Be Careful When Selecting a Tax Preparer
The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) and the California Tax Education Council (CTEC) remind the 65 percent of California taxpayers who use a paid tax preparer to be cautious when choosing a professional. CTEC and FTB partner to educate taxpayers about tax preparers’ legal responsibilities...

Technology Agency Launches New Mobile Template
Technology Agency Secretary Carlos Ramos announced the launch of a new California State Mobile Web Template, Version 3.0 at the Government Mobility Forum. The newly redesigned template allows developers to create mobile applications that can access state resources from any smartphone device...

SNO-PARK locations, passes, and fees
Seasonal SNO-PARK permits are available for purchase online. This online service allows visitors an easy and convenient way to purchase SNO-PARK permits. Permits may be purchased by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or e-check. Daily permits may be purchased for $5.00; seasonal permits $25.00. An online service fee of $1.95 will be added to the price of each permit...

Shots for School (7th-12th Graders)
This site provides news and information for schools, parents, and healthcare providers about school immunization requirements in California. 7th through 12th graders need a whooping cough (pertussis) shot before starting the school year. http://www.shotsforschool.org/

California’s Unemployment Rate Decreases to 10.9%
California’s unemployment rate decreased to 10.9 percent in January, and nonfarm payroll jobs decreased by 5,200 during the month, for a total gain of 322,400 nonfarm jobs since the recovery began in September 2009, according to data released today by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) from two separate surveys...

Federal Unemployment Insurance Extensions
Federal Unemployment Insurance Extensions Congress and President Obama have reauthorized the federal extensions of Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits for two months, sparing an estimated 1.1 million unemployed Californians from losing extension benefits after the New Year. The stop-gap measure takes UI claimants through the holidays and into the New Year with no interruptions of extended benefits...

CA.gov Receives Sunny Award for Transparency
For the second consecutive year, California has been honored with a Sunny Award by the Sunshine Review for having one of the most effective government websites in the nation for promoting government transparency. The non-profit citizen advocacy group gave California an A grade for the CA.gov state portal which has easy-to-navigate information on the state budget, financial audit reports, state contracts, state official contact information, state taxes, state ethics commission information, public records requests, and registered lobbyists listings and reports... http://techblog.ca.gov/?p=1474



California DMV’s newly-issued ride-booking regulation withdrawn
With media reports on Friday triggering an apparent backlash to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)'s newly-issued ride-booking regulation, Governor Jerry Brown's administration made an abrupt turnaround on the regulation at midnight Friday.

More Oil-Trains Headed for California
On Sunday, the Center for Biological Diversity held a public forum at the San Jose City Hall to educate residents about what they believe are the dangers of so called oil-trains. According to the Center, tar sands oil and heavy crudes that will be brought ...

Police: California man was driving with LSD, $15K
A California man was charged Friday with carrying 25 hits of acid and nearly a half-ounce of pot in southwest suburban Morris. Ryan Watson, 21, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet station wagon about 3:30 p.m. on I-80 when he was stopped for speeding, according ...

Former NY man sentenced for California investment scheme
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A 70-year-old California man has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for his role in an $8 million investment scheme hatched while he was living in the Adirondacks. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Albany says William Stehl of ...

California Might Ban The Use Of E-Cigarettes In Public Places
Thomson ReutersA man uses an E-cigarette in this illustration picture taken in Paris SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places and ramp up enforcement against selling them to minors under a bill ...

Union: California Kaiser nurses reach contract agreement
SAN FRANCISCO — Kaiser Permanente nurses in California have approved a new contract that boosts pay and improves patient care along with health and safety protections for nurses, a union official said. Registered nurses and nurse practitioners who work ...

California measles outbreak is up to 87 cases in 7 states, Mexico
Officials have now confirmed at least 87 cases of measles in seven states and Mexico, as the outbreak centered in California continues to spread. The California Department of Public Health said Monday there were now 73 cases in the state, of which 50 can ...

California baseball coach contracts measles as cases continue to climb
A Santa Monica baseball coach was diagnosed with the measles, the district said Friday, with the number of confirmed cases continuing to climb as the virus spreads to other states. An alert was sent to students and parents about the freshman coach, as ...

RETAIL: California Pizza Kitchen cooking up a new look
California Pizza Kitchen, a pioneer in the casual pizza sector, is accelerating a brand makeover that it plans to roll out at 60 restaurants this year. These reinvented restaurants emphasize hand-shaken cocktails, seasonal entree dishes, a wider variety of ...

Golden chance for tech in California race
For the well-heeled tech moguls of Silicon Valley, the race for California’s first open Senate seat in decades is shaping up to be a political gold rush. The announced departure of Sen. Barbara Boxer in 2016 offers the industry — a fast-evolving player ...






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