Press Release

Hertzberg to Hold Hearing in Los Angeles to Examine Data Collected by Local Governments

SB 272, the Local Government Open Data Act, went into effect on July 1, but not all local agencies are following it

October 6, 2016


WHAT: The Senate Subcommittee on Modernizing Government, chaired by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, will hold a hearing on Friday to examine compliance with SB 272, the Local Government Open Data Act, which requires local agencies to create a catalog of the enterprise software systems they use to collect and maintain public information and to make that catalog public. This hearing will also explore how the information in these catalogs can improve government cooperation and efficiency, and create opportunity for innovative new products and services benefitting all Californians.   


WHO: Sen. Bob Hertzberg

Quentin Wilson, Project Manager, Public Performance Improvement

            Robb Korinke, Principal, Grassroots Lab

Patrick Atwater, Project Manager, California Data Collaborative

Matthew Barrett, Manager for Policy Research and Library Services, Los Angeles

County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Lilian Coral, Chief Data Officer, Office of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti

Dane Hutchings, Legislative Representative, League of Cities

Mike Pettit, Chief Information Officer, County of Ventura

Dave Maass, Investigative Researcher, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Frank Ury, Mayor of Mission Viejo

Dillon Gibbons, Legislative Representative, California Special Districts Association


WHEN: 11 a.m., Friday, October 7, 2016


WHERE: California Endowment Building, 1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012


NOTE: If you cannot attend the hearing, you can watch it stream live on Sen. Hertzberg’s website:



Bob Hertzberg, chair of the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance, represents nearly 1 million San Fernando Valley residents of Senate District 18, which includes part of Burbank and the following communities in Los Angeles: Arleta, Granada Hills, Hansen Dam, Lake View Terrace, Mission Hills, North Hills, North Hollywood, part of Northridge, Pacoima, Panorama City, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, part of Sun Valley, Sylmar, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen, Valley Village, Van Nuys, the City of San Fernando and Universal City. See a district map at  After serving in the Assembly from 1996-2002, including two years as Speaker, Hertzberg invested in solar, wind and electric-car projects; and worked for structural changes in government through the Think Long Committee of California. Learn more at


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