Thursday, September 12, 2013

Got my first state data on California governments

The fine people at the Los Angeles county clerk's office printed and mailed me a list of the public authorities who they have on file. By guestimate, the numbers are significantly different from the federal list, about twice as many state defined public authorities as the federal Census found, approximately 600 versus 300 respectively.

We don't have a universally accepted count of what is a government. How can you limit government or improve it if you don't even agree on what it is?