This can't be right, California? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Look at this state survey of California. Compare what their budget on y2k to what they have spent and tell me I'm having a seizure or something. Look how much they are claiming percentage wise on completion. There must be a typo in these figures. Please.

-- James Chancellor, PE (, June 17, 1999


Sorry about the link, when you get there, you'll have to hit the "back" button and enter California in the state box.

-- James Chancellor (, June 17, 1999.


-- Mike Lang (, June 17, 1999.

My state is not even listed. California looks all screwed up budget wise. I hope it is a typo.

-- Carol (, June 17, 1999.

Won't work.

-- Carlos (, June 17, 1999.


I compared California's progress to Florida's and found a couple of interesting items. Where Florida has responded to the questions about legislation and embeded chips, California was listed as 'No Comment'. There were several instances of this type of response. Also, Florida is supposed to be 99% done and has a final completion date of 10/1/99, where California still has items listed below 90% and thinks they will be done 6/30/99. It looks like California is not answering questions because they won't be finished on time. There may be a typo in the amount of money actually spent, that wouldn't surprise me at all, but based on the other surveys, that should not be your main concern.

Just my opinion. DJ

-- DJ (, June 17, 1999.

Info offered is dated Apr 2nd. Who is NASIRE? Try click "site featured" and type y2k. Article yesterday. 400 million so far spent by CA govt and may well double.

Good references is one of the toughest things about y2k info. Agree?

-- Carlos (, June 17, 1999.

ps: Didn't mean to imply CA is close. But at least now even the democrats are picking on our new demo governor. It's CYA time for the pols.

-- Carlos (, June 17, 1999.

Look at various recent California threads under the Government catagory... TimeBomb%202000%20%28Y2000%29&category=Government

CA appears to be playing lots of Y2K games too... like every other state.



-- Diane J. Squire (, June 17, 1999.

Diane -

Just came across an interesting item:

The position of California "CIO" has just been elevated to Cabinet-level, meaning that Elias Cortez and his staff get some serious promotions. What's really interesting about this change and the approval for Cortez' promotion is that the hearings were conducted two months ago, which is when the "Y2K good news" status reports were published. Senators grilled Cortez almost exclusively about Y2K and he passed with flying colors. Now they've followed up and some of those reports turn out to have suffered from "paperwork errors". No wonder Vasconcellos is ticked off!

Second data point: if you have any contacts in San Bernadino government, ask them off the record about their Y2K status. Cortez was running that show before he got the State job early this year, and San Berdoo is reportedly in lousy shape on its Y2K work.

All projects are "on track" and "on budget" and the status reports look great, until they have to report against a clearly measurable milestone. Then reality hits.

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), June 18, 1999.

June 30 deadline, eh?

Write a couple letters (couple dozen would be more effective!) to various CA newspapers and mass media studios = ask them where their investigative reporters are now that the Democratic administration is 10 days from missing another Y2K deadline.

Ask them where the investigative reporters are going to be next January and February. Ask them why the investigative reporters are afraid to ask questions about what would happen IF the government "touchy-feelly happy-faces" are wrong.

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (, June 20, 1999.

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