February 22nd, 2013

Thirty-two years ago, Ronald Reagan, in his first Inaugural, said that government was not the solution, but the problem. Since then, we have been on a sustained path to tear down or discredit government.

Today, in 21st century America, in an era of social networks, global interconnectedness, instant information and rapid change, can the tools of the day do anything to transform our cynicism about government in a way that serves people, improves public policy and perhaps finally transforms the terms of debate on the role of government.

California’s Lt. Governor and former two term Mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom thinks so and he lays out his case in Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government My conversation with Gavin Newsom: