36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2003. Proceedings of the (2003)
Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 6, 2003 to Jan. 9, 2003
pp: 6 pp.
B.E. Coates , Sch. of Public Adm., San Diego State Univ., CA, USA
The new tools of e-government have begun to address and diffuse the weaknesses of government service delivery in the 21st century. The State of California among other states has a strategic vision to add to its orderly, stable structures of bureaucracy, the virtues of speed, cost-effectiveness, and quality and quantity of response to citizens that e-government provides. Imperial County, California was chosen as the site for discussion of how less-advantaged communities in California are addressing e-government. One partnership between two governmental entities - The Imperial County Office of Education and the Imperial County Irrigation District, named Project EdNet - was chosen for this paper as the working example to examine how the issues of the digital divide, democracy and equity can positively impact the citizens of less-advantaged communities in California.
local government, public administration, government data processing, socio-economic effects
B. Coates, "Smart government in a less-advantaged community: meeting the challenges in Imperial County," 36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2003. Proceedings of the(HICSS), Big Island, Hawaii, , pp. 6 pp..