About Us: California Common Sense is a non-partisan non-profit dedicated to opening government to the public, developing data-driven policy analysis, and educating citizens about how their governments work. Click any of the images below to learn more about some of the topics we cover.
  • Who We Are
  • Retiree Healthcare
  • Shrinking Police Forces
  • State Migration DataViz
  • CalSTRS Op-Ed
  • CA Budget Op-Ed
  • Teachers' Pensions
  • Minimum Wage
  • Health Exchanges
  • Food Stamps
  • Oakland's Woes
  • BART
  • Paying for Health Care
  • U.S. Family Budgets
  • Traffic Tickets
  • California Medicaid
  • K-12 Testing Data
  • K-12 Funding Reform
  • Open Public Data
  • LA Pensions & Budget
  • Final Budget Case Study
  • K-12 Funding Map
  • Retiree Health 2013
  • May Budget Overview
  • K-12 Finance
  • Revenue Projections
  • Budget Case Study
  • Proposition Spending
  • Indep. Expenditures
  • Prison Realignment
  • Corrections & Higher Ed
  • CACS on Huffington Post
  • State Retiree Health Care
  • Local Retiree Benefits
  • UC Management Growth
  • CA Pension Systems
  • Stockton's Bankruptcy
  • High-Speed Rail
  • Pension Timeline
By creating a relationship between elected officials and the public based on data and accountability, CACS gets us back to the roots of the democratic process. Our system works best when citizens and politicians can effectively exchange ideas and work together to bring about change. If you believe in a thriving, vibrant democracy, join me in supporting CACS.
Roberta Achtenberg
Former Clinton HUD Assistant Secretary and SF County Supervisor