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Former Boston CIO Gets City Hall Encore as ‘Chief of Streets’

Jascha Franklin-Hodge, who has been serving as executive director of the Open Mobility Foundation, will become the next chief of streets in Boston. Franklin-Hodge previously served as the city's chief information officer.

Jascha Franklin-Hodge will be returning to Boston City Hall to become part of Mayor Michelle Wu's administration.

Franklin-Hodge served as chief information officer in Boston from 2014 to 2017.

Since that time, he has served as the first executive director of the new nonprofit Open Mobility Foundation (OMF), which is made up of municipal partners and technology companies involved in developing new forms of mobility and the public policies that surround them.

He will begin serving as the chief of streets, according to a tweet making the announcement. He could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday.

While at OMF, Franklin-Hodge helped to develop policy directions like the Privacy Principles for Mobility Data, drafted by members from the private, public, academic and nonprofit sectors. It includes seven key principles that drive home concepts like transparency, communication and the general goal of preserving the identity and privacy of users of bikes and scooters.