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Civic Tech

Technology with a public purpose in advocacy, engagement, participation, governance, and social impact intended to improve relationships between people and their government.

The city’s approach to digital equity involves several different programs and partnerships managed through the Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs office. This work has helped to solidify the region as a tech capital.
A partnership in the California county is connecting 50 families with no-cost Starlink Internet service as part of a larger effort to address disparities in Internet access for students in rural communities.
Before the big snowstorm hit the area on Nov. 17, Buffalo officials were talking up how their new GPS tracking for the 44 city snowplows would keep residents up to date on snow removal operations.
The Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship has launched a new mural map and smartphone app to bring attention to the work of local art and artists. In recent years, the city has focused on replacing graffiti with murals.
As private-sector technology companies continue to announce layoffs, state and local government agencies looking for workers to bolster the public-sector workforce may be able to hire some of the skilled talent.
With Thanksgiving days away, GIS technology has been helping cities and local organizations understand how and where food insecurity impacts residents in their communities so they can prepare accordingly.
The technology is part of the snow removal plan Mayor Justin Bibb introduced after Winter Storm Landon in January, and it includes a tablet, mapping software and location trackers for snowplows.
Glen Carbon, Ill., Police Chief Todd Link called it a process of elimination and added it made less sense for the public works, finance or building and zoning departments to assume these duties.
Messianic tech leaders are now spending a lot of those billions on what they think is making the world better — yet often marred by the same sociopathy that made them so rich in the first place.
With the last equipment upgrade occurring in 2008 and most of dispatch staff using radio technology from the 80s, Windham Town Manager has entered a $3 million contract with STV Construction for dispatch center upgrades.