Villa Rieteiland-Oost / Egeon Architecten

first_img Area:  225 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project The Netherlands ArchDaily Houses Villa Rieteiland-Oost / Egeon Architecten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/315264/villa-rieteiland-oost-egeon-architecten Clipboard Villa Rieteiland-Oost / Egeon ArchitectenSave this projectSaveVilla Rieteiland-Oost / Egeon Architecten Save this picture!© Chiel de Nooyer+ 18 Share “COPY” Photographs:  Chiel de NooyerSave this picture!Top Floor PlanRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Clear almost mathematically devised private house carried out in wood and glass. Controlled elaboration, consequently carried out in interior and exterieur.Save this picture!© Chiel de NooyerTo the traditional arrangement of living on the ground floor and sleeping on the upper floors a floor is added for working from home. The ground floor has a glass facade with large sliding doors on the garden side, so that the residents can benefit most from the view. The bedroom floor is more open to the inside, the outside more closed. The floor with the office an consultation room has views all-around. Open / closed / open.Save this picture!© Chiel de NooyerThe timber frame house is built from fair and sustainable materials, has a heat pump and low temperature underfloor heating, natural ventilation, high insulation values €‹of roof walls and floor, special heat-resistant glass, a sedum roof, attention to thermal bridging details and orientation. As a result, low level energy consumption realized.Save this picture!© Chiel de NooyerProject gallerySee allShow lessClae Pop-up Shop / mode:lina architekciArticles‘7’: Installation at Alderbrook Station / Sarah Biemiller & Robert HutchisonArticles Share Projects CopyHouses•Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2012 Photographs Year:  Architects: Egeon Architecten Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/315264/villa-rieteiland-oost-egeon-architecten Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeEgeon ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasAmsterdamWoodHouses3D ModelingThe NetherlandsPublished on January 04, 2013Cite: “Villa Rieteiland-Oost / Egeon Architecten” 04 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Rieteiland-Oost别墅 / Egeon Architecten是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

‘Potentially Concerning’ Forbearance Activity

first_img Share Save Related Articles About Author: Phil Hall The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News 2020-12-11 Christina Hughes Babb Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: The Week Ahead: Understanding Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoria Next: CFPB Finalizes Two QM Mortgage Loan Rules ‘Potentially Concerning’ Forbearance Activity Home / Daily Dose / ‘Potentially Concerning’ Forbearance Activity December 11, 2020 1,422 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Active forbearance volume decreased by 12,000 for the seven-day period ending December 8, according to new data released by Black Knight Inc. However, forbearance volume increased by 21,000 on a month-over-month measurement, which represented the first monthly increase since the late May-early June period.Black Knight attributed the week’s decline to a 13,000 decrease among mortgages in private-label securities (PLS) or banks’ portfolios, along with a 2,000-loan reduction among government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) forbearances. But those declines were offset by a 3,000-loan increase in forbearance among Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) loans.Black Knight determined that 2.75 million mortgages, or 5.2% of all residential properties with a mortgage, were in active forbearance as of Dec. 8. This included 3.5% of GSE loans, 9.3% of FHA/VA loans, and 5.1% of PLS/portfolio loans. The cumulative total of these loans equals $558 billion in unpaid principal.Andy Walden, Black Knight’s Director of Market Research, observed a problematic trend that could erase the progress in lowering forbearance levels.“More noticeably–and potentially concerning–is the fact that forbearance plan starts have begun to trend upward,” Walden said. “There were more than 40,000 first-time starts over the past week, representing homeowners who had not yet been in a COVID-19 forbearance plan, the highest such number of first-time starts since the beginning of September.”Walden added that this new spike in starts “suggests that rising COVID-19 case rates and measures undertaken to try to control the spread may be contributing to an increased need for forbearance assistance. New starts are now up 19% over the past two weeks, while overall starts (including restarts) are up 5% over the same period.”The Black Knight data follows news from earlier in the week that nearly every metro area in America is experiencing peak seriously delinquent mortgage loans. According to a Health of Housing Markets Report from Nationwide Economics. While delinquency levels are approaching the severity of the 2010 housing bust, the report noted government interventions have made for low foreclosure activity.”The spike in mortgage delinquencies would normally have had a significantly negative impact, but delinquencies in the current environment should not be viewed as they have been in the past due to government policy changes,” said Nationwide Senior Vice President and Chief Economist David Berson. “It seems the federal government learned a valuable lesson from the Great Recession, realizing that massive and timely forbearance policies were necessary. As a result, many of these loans have not slipped into foreclosure.” Subscribelast_img read more

Mesker Park Zoo Earns Prestigious AZA Accreditation

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced that the Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission.“AZA accreditation signifies that Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden is committed to meeting the very highest standards in the zoological profession,” said AZA President and CEO Dan Ashe. “It means that Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden is a proven leader in animal care and welfare and in providing educational and meaningful experiences for visitors.”To be accredited, Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden underwent a thorough review to make certain it has and will continue to meet ever-rising standards in categories which include animal care and welfare, veterinary programs, conservation, education, and safety. AZA requires zoos and aquariums to successfully complete this rigorous accreditation process every five years in order to be members of the Association.The accreditation process includes a detailed application and a meticulous on-site inspection by a team of trained zoo and aquarium professionals. The inspecting team observes all aspects of the institution’s operation, including animal care and welfare; keeper training; safety for visitors, staff and animals; educational programs; conservation efforts; veterinary programs; financial stability; risk management; visitor services; and more. Finally, top officials are interviewed at a formal hearing of AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission, after which accreditation is granted or denied.  Any institution that is denied may reapply one year after the Commission’s decision is made.In 2016, AZA notified Mesker Park Zoo that certain conditions or requirements of accreditation were not being met and concerns exist. The Zoo remained accredited during the tabled year and addressed the concerns noted. Mayor Lloyd Winnecke initiated and Evansville City Council voted to set aside $112,000 in 2016 and $78,000 in 2017 to correct the issues presented, and Mayor Winnecke has committed to setting aside additional funds as part of the budget process going forward.“Zoos are more than a showcase for exotic animals and endangered species,” Mayor Winnecke said. “Accredited zoos are focused on animal conservation and research as well as providing a unique educational and recreational experience. That’s why it is important for the City of Evansville and our citizens to support Mesker with funding and through attendance at the zoo.”“We are very pleased the AZA accreditation commission voted today to extend our accredited status, the zoo staff, the mayor and city council have really answered the call to action and accomplished a lot in a relatively short amount of time, but more importantly there is a commitment going forward to sustain this level of support. We are committed to sharing our passion and connecting visitors to our mission of providing quality experiences that promote understanding of the natural world.” said Erik Beck, Zoo Director.About AZAFounded in 1924, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, animal welfare, education, science, and recreation. AZA is the accrediting body for the top zoos and aquariums in the United States and eight other countries. Look for the AZA accreditation logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. The AZA is a leader in saving species and your link to helping animals all over the world. To learn more, visit www.aza.org.About Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic GardenSituated on 45-acres of rolling hills on Evansville’s northwest side, Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden is home to hundreds of animals from around the globe. Their mission is to foster the preservation of the Earth’s diverse species and living systems through an active role in education and conservation in our regional and professional community. They forge connections between people and their natural world by providing quality experiences that promote understanding and celebrate the rich tapestry of life.last_img read more

Driver arrested, passenger killed after off-road vehicle crash in Kosciusko County

first_img Driver arrested, passenger killed after off-road vehicle crash in Kosciusko County Previous articleIndiana reporting nearly 8,000 confirmed COVID-19 casesNext articleMichigan reports dip in virus cases but might be fewer tests Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Facebook WhatsApp Twitter (Photo supplied/Indiana Department of Natural Resources) A driver was arrested and a passenger was killed after an off-road vehicle crash in Kosciusko County.The collision happened around 7:40 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, on EMS R4 Lane, east of Ridinger Lake.Kosciusko County Central Dispatch received a 911 call reporting that the passenger on the off-road vehicle was unresponsive and CPR was being administered by a passerby. It was also reported that the driver took off from the scene.Preliminary investigations indicate that a white 2014 Polaris Ranger was being operated by Joel Zehner, 39, on EMS R4 Lane when the crash occurred. An adult male believed to be the passenger fell out from the vehicle as it made a turn. The vehicle rolled to its side pinning the male passenger. A passerby assisted in rolling the vehicle over and began CPR on the unresponsive male.A Whitley County K9 unit tracked Zehner to a campsite where he allegedly displayed a firearm, according to conservation officer.The passenger, identified as Jason Tolle, 45, of Pierceton, died as a result of injuries from blunt force trauma.The officers at the scene were able to talk Zehner into putting the firearm down and he was taken into custody. Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook IndianaLocalNews Google+ By Jon Zimney – April 12, 2020 0 294 Pinterest Google+last_img read more

Defending 800m champion Rudisha out of World Championships

first_imgDefending champion and 800m world record holder David Rudisha has pulled out of next month’s World Athletics Championships with a quad muscle strain.The 28-year-old Kenyan said on Twitter it was “sad and disappointing” to miss out on the event, which runs from 4 to 13 August in London.He is the only person to ever run under one minute 41 seconds for the event.He won gold in London at the 2012 Olympics and again in Rio last year.Rudisha said earlier this week he was “excited” to return to London, where he set the 800m world record of one minute 40.91 seconds five years ago.He is ranked only 19th in the world this year, but would have been bidding for a third successive gold medal at the World Athletics Championships. Fellow Kenyan Emmanuel Korir and Botswana’s Nijel Amos are expected to battle for the gold in Rudisha’s absence.last_img read more

Harvard students present findings after visit to North West

first_imgA high profile panel of experts from across the island of Ireland will visit Ulster University’s Magee Campus today as part of the ‘Atlas for a City Region’ Harvard Studio Pin-Up with students of the Ivy League US university. The panel, which will include Irish Planning Institute President Joe Corr as well as Catherine McEvoy Principal Planning Officer with the Department for Infrastructure NI, will critique proposals and ideas presented by students from Harvard University who are currently visiting the North West Region as part of the project looking at future scenarios for the city region in a post Brexit scenario. The Atlas for a City Region is a project being undertaken by Harvard Graduate School of Design jointly commissioned by Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council under the auspices of the North West Strategic Growth Partnership. This project has been borne out of the unique cross border collaborative approach adopted by both Councils with a view to driving growth and prosperity in the region. 12 Harvard students of landscape architecture, urban design and planning are currently visiting the region to engage with its landscapes and future challenges after Brexit, and considering long term challenges such as climate change. They are accompanied by Professors Niall Kirkwood and Gareth Doherty. Through site visits, meetings with key stakeholders, and their own experiences on the ground, these students will be addressing a myriad of topics dealing with borders and identity, agriculture, mobility, housing, not to mention Brexit and climate change. The event, which is being supported by the International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD) will see students pitching their proposals to the panel of experts who will critique with a view to strengthening the proposals.Cllr Seamus O’Domhnaill Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council believes that having this expert panel contributing to the Project and critiquing the proposals and ideas being developed by the students is extremely valuable saying “we have an opportunity to bring a fresh and creative perspective and new thinking to the future development of this region. Having this calibre of experts visiting the region and engaging in a meaningful way to help shape how we maximize the potential of future opportunities and respond to emerging challenges is positive not just for the students but for the entire region”.Cllr John Boyle Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council said “despite the uncertainty currently surrounding Brexit, we in the North West City Region are determined to continue to work collectively to build resilience, drive growth and carve out a prosperous future for the betterment of everyone in our community.  Engaging with experts from both sides of the border and bringing in the fresh thinking and unique perspectives of the Harvard students is an important step forward in helping us shape the future of this cross border region”.  The students will also engage with their peers from Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) and Ulster University and other young people from across the region at a student-led workshop in Letterkenny Institute of Technology early in the day.Later this evening a joint reception will be hosted by both the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council and the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council in the Guildhall in Derry where students will also have an opportunity to engage with a range of key stakeholders from both Councils and supporting organisations including LYIT and Ulster University.The Harvard students are using Brooke Park Gate Lodge as their studio for their stay in Derry.Harvard students present findings after visit to North West was last modified: March 27th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brexitharvard universitynorth west city regionlast_img read more

Mardi Gras pickleball tournament held in Red Bluff

first_imgRed Bluff >> Betsy Palubeski hosted the first Mardi Gras Pickleball Tournament Feb. 11 at the Lincoln Street tennis courts. Sixteen players participated and LeRoy Weighall was the tournament director.The winning team was made up of Cathy D’Ulisse, Diane Tucci, Kateland Weighall and Rita Weighall.Other players included Jody Johnson, Nora Sabhlok, Carmel Growney, Missy Dominick, Chelsea Kingston, Kathleen Farren, Betsy Palubeski, Mary Jacobson, Betty Lasley, Sherrie Weigle, Michele Gunsauls …last_img

5 Tips For Capturing Better Low Light Footage

first_imgFull frame DSLRs unlocked the potential of shooting in extremely low light situations by delivering great results at high ISOs. However, the vast majority of DPs today are not shooting full frame and need to think outside of the box when it comes to capturing images in low light.Over the last few years DSLRs and other digital cinema cameras have improved by leaps and bounds. The average camera today offers better codecs, more video functionality, higher frame rates, and other essential improvements that have proved to be invaluable for so many shooters out there. One area that hasn’t improved as dramatically across the board however, is low light performance.While it might be true that cameras like the Sony A7S or the Canon C300 have given us remarkable low light performance, the fact of the matter is that these cameras are the exception not the rule. The average DSLR or cinema camera today will not perform well in extremely low light situations, and in fact many cameras today don’t necessarily offer any better low light performance than their predecessors. For instance my Lumix GH4 (which is a fantastic camera), is not great in low light and would undoubtably be outperformed in a low light shooting situation by even a first generation Canon 5D MK II.Take better low light shots! Follow these 5 tips for success…1. Always Shoot at ISO 800 or BelowEvery camera is different and will inevitably have variances when it comes to ISO performance, but as a general rule of thumb I always recommend aiming to shoot at a maximum ISO of 800. The truth of the matter is that even cameras that can shoot cleanly at ISO 1600 or 3200 will still never perform as well in terms of image quality, color depth, and dynamic range as they would at a lower ISO.In an ideal world, you always want to shoot at your base ISO (which is your cameras native sensitivity level), but some cameras have a very low base ISO (let’s say 200 or 400) which wouldn’t be practical for shooting in low light. Most cameras today will produce nice results up to ISO 800 or so, even if they have a base ISO that is significantly lower, so no matter which camera you’re shooting on try to avoid bumping up your ISO too high. Yes, your image is going to be darker than you might like in some circumstances, but the other tips on this list will help you overcome those issues.2. Invest in Extremely Fast LensesThis one should be a no brainer, but it needs to be stated here because so many shooters to this day will attempt to shoot in extreme low light situations with slow glass. If you want to keep your ISO at 800 or below, and don’t have any additional lighting to help with your exposure, you absolutely need to let in as much light as possible so that your sensor has something to read.If you don’t already have lenses that are at least an F1.4 (or preferably even lower), then you will need to go out and get at least one or two so that you are covered in extreme situations. This is especially true if you are shooting on a smaller sensor camera like the Blackmagic Pocket camera (with it’s super 16mm sized sensor), since the sensor size of your camera is directly related to low light performance. There are relatively affordable lenses today that can shoot at F0.95 (like the Voigtlander lenses), so make sure to do some research and pick up the best glass that you can so you are covered.3. Shoot from Farther AwayOne of the issues with shooting in low light is that you will often encounter focusing issues since you are likely going to be shooting wide open on very fast lenses. For example if you are shooting on a 7D which has a relatively large sensor (APS-C) and are using a 50mm F1.2 lens with it, your depth of field is going to be razor thin. This means that if one of your actors moves even an inch or two in the wrong direction, your shot will be out of focus.One of the biggest giveaways of a low budget production is when all the night footage drifts in and out of focus as it is obvious that the filmmakers were shooting so wide open that they had trouble following the action. The best way to remedy this is by shooting from farther away so that your actors fall closer to the infinity focus range. Once you hit infinity focus, everything from that point on will be perfectly sharp, so if you can step back far enough while still keeping your framing looking right, you will have a much easier time with focus as you may not need to pull it at all. Alternatively you could use a wider lens, since wide lenses hit infinity at a closer distance than long lenses.4. Choose the Right LocationImage from Diego Torres Silvestre on Flickr.I always say that when you are shooting without lighting (whether during day or night), you need to spend extra time scouting your locations and prepping for the shoot. You don’t want to just assume that you will have enough ambient street light in a specific location to give you the results that you need, because until you actually go out there with your camera and see how the light reads you will just be guessing.When you take the time to do a proper location scout/tech test and see what you are working with, you will know right then and there whether or not your results will be useable. And if the light isn’t registering on camera the way that you thought that it would, be thankful that you caught the issue early and find another location. I’ve been able to shoot guerrilla style in urban areas with no problem at all using just street light and fast lenses, but I was very specific about where I shot. Certain streets/blocks are going to be better lit than others, so do your homework and make sure you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into.5. De-Noise in PostIf you followed all of these steps and your footage is still a little bit noisy or grainy, take your best shot at improving the shot in post. There are an abundance of post-production tools out there that are designed to clean up your footage and reduce grain – many of which are truly remarkable. Neat Video is my favorite plugin for noise reduction as I have been able to salvage some pretty awful, noisy footage by using it. Other software like Adobe After Effects or DaVinci Resolve will have noise reduction tools built right in, but I would recommend Neat Video above all else if you are serious about getting the best results. Also – don’t sweat it if you need to denoise your footage, it doesn’t mean that you didn’t shoot properly. Some cameras just don’t pick up certain luminance levels as well as others, so even if you follow all the right steps you may wind up with some grain. I doubt that there has been a major feature film made in the last 5- 10 years that didn’t use noise reduction one some of their shots, so there is no reason not to use it yourself.last_img read more

California seeks to bring hightech to state government

first_img SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom is looking for a leader interested in “breaking things, and making them better,” who prioritizes “openness” and “simplicity” and can “feed and sustain team energy and enthusiasm.”“While you think long-term, your bias for action ensures you gain traction quickly,” reads the job description for the head of California’s new Office of Digital Innovation.It sounds more like a job advertisement for a Silicon Valley startup than state government — and that’s the point. Newsom wants the $26 million, 50-person office to throw away the old playbook and find ways to be more user-friendly for the state’s 40 million residents when they do such things as seek benefits, start a business or renew a driver’s license.California government has tried to infuse innovation before.The state’s technology department runs a digital innovation academy and an innovation lab, and it issued guidelines to make state websites more usable last year. The Government Operations Agency, which will oversee the new office, already has a director of innovation and accountability. The health and human services agency has its own innovation office.“Only Sacramento can take innovation and make it more bureaucratic,” said Assemblyman Vince Fong, R-Bakersfield, who noted problems persist with the state’s technology, from the Department of Motor Vehicles to a new state accounting system.Even the DMV, which has been plagued by hours-long lines and other hang ups, already has a Newsom-appointed “strike team” focused on improving its operations. The agency is closing its offices statewide for a half-day in July for employee training.Members of the Newsom administration said the new office can bring a fresh perspective to state operations, ideally helping the state run more like a business. They want people to access state services with the ease of ordering a ride, a meal or nearly anything else with the tap of a smartphone.“In your everyday life you have these great interactions with business,” said Mike Wilkening, the governor’s special adviser on innovation and digital services. “They make it as seamless as possible for you to conduct business with them — and the state does not.”While there’s broad agreement that improvement is needed, some critics and supporters alike see potential for the new office to become just another layer of bureaucracy.“It’s going to be interesting to see how they organize those 50 people, how they ensure that they are not being redundant with what the other organizations are doing and how they integrate,” said Teri Takai, a former chief information officer for California who now runs the Center for Digital Government, a 20-year-old national research and advisory organization for best practices in state and local government. She was an adviser to Newsom’s transition team and advocated for the creation of the office.She said other states are initiating similar efforts, though not all with a full department like California is doing. Alaska and New Jersey, for example, recently hired chief innovation officers.Administration officials say the office would complement, not duplicate, existing state programs. An agency could, for example, bring a problem for the office to tackle, or the Newsom administration could request the office look into something specific.“The governor would have no lack of ideas on ways we can improve services to Californians,” said Brian Ferguson, a Newsom spokesman.Once it comes up with an idea, the office would kick back some of the work of making it happen to the state agency that brought the problem or to the California Department of Technology if the solution is one that could improve service statewide, said Amy Tong, the state’s chief information officer.“It’s complementary in the sense that the Department of Technology is still going to be very much focusing on statewide technology initiatives,” Tong said. “Digital innovation would focus more on the front-end planning and discovery work.”Brian Metzker studied the proposal for the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office and said the work the new office will do appears different from other state programs. But he noted its duties will evolve once a director is hired and the office gets up and running.“It will be important for lawmakers to keep an eye on the office to make sure it’s not offering competing or duplicative services as it gets to work,” he said.Fong, the Republican lawmaker, agreed government needs an overhaul, even as he questioned Newsom’s approach.“Tech has changed for the better everything in our daily lives, whether it’s from travel, from booking services that we use in our daily lives or buying groceries,” he said. But, “state government has lagged behind because all they do is create more red tape and bureaucracy.”Beyond the director, Newsom will appoint 19 other employees who will be exempt from civil service. Thirty others will be hired through the normal government process.Of the new office’s $26 million budget, $10 million would go into a fund it could tap to complete its work. The budget in following years would be $14 million. June 26, 2019 AP AP, Posted: June 26, 2019 California seeks to bring high-tech to state government Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more