I’ve just found out that the California Highways pages that I maintain were recently cited as a reference in the California Performance Review. This was a report by an independent government commission appointed by the governator that suggested ways to streamline and improve the efficiency of California’s government.
My site was cited in the section that talked about how to improve the efficiency of the state infrastructure. In particular, the report recommended that a number of state highway routes be relinquished to local agencies, and cited the history on my site to support the fact that intra-city routes used to be the responsibility of the city, not the state. I’ll note that there has been a trend to do such relinquishements anyway; witness bills such as SB 315.