Local Government

Plus, Philadelphia launches new cross-sector household Internet assessment survey, Ohio has built a distracted driving dashboard, and Los Angeles is working to help young people impacted by the digital divide.
Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner named David Maginnis as the county’s new chief information officer within the IT division. In addition, Erin White has been tapped to lead the finance division.
The Kandiyohi County commissioners reached a consensus this week, committing $1,314,386 to a project that will expand high-speed broadband to Dovre, Mamre, St. Johns and Arctander townships.
Andrew “Pete” Peterson, who was CIO of the California city since 2017, has joined San Francisco-based executive search firm Riviera Partners as its chief technology officer. His first day on the job was Monday.

Amanda Daflos, the chief innovation officer for the city of Los Angeles, has stepped down from her post to accept an executive position at the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins University.
Building on its existing 5G small cell networks with AT&T and Verizon, San Jose, Calif., asked the companies to shift expansion to neighborhoods of high need, creating a “virtuous cycle” to boost connectivity.
All of the 84 officers in the Bangor Police Department will now be equipped with body cameras, a new tool years in the making for the city, and police and prosecutors are welcoming the new technology.
On May 28, hackers targeted St. Clair County, Ill., disabling many digital services. While the county has since restored 90 percent of the services, it hasn't commented on the source of the attack.
The newly approved legislation would require any business that seeks to operate an on-demand electric scooter program within city limits to first enter into an Electric Scooter Use agreement.
Evanston, Ill., CIO Luke Stowe has been appointed as the city's administrative services director, a role he had held in an interim capacity since September 2019. He will still maintain leadership of the IT department.