Santa Monica was named the top digital city in America for cities with populations of 75,000 to 124,999 by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities magazine.
Although Santa Monica has held this title before in 2007, it only placed third in 2004 and again in 2008.
The cities were chosen from the results of the ninth annual Digital Cities Survey, which examined how municipalities incorporated information technology into operations to better serve citizens engaged with local government.
“This year’s winners demonstrate how cities have faced economic challenges with creativity and innovation in the use of information technology,” said Cathilea Robinett, executive director for the Center for Digital Government in the survey’s announcement. “The Survey clearly shows that cities place a high value on positive experiences for their constituents when using government services. These winners are at the leading edge of the future in digital advances for citizens.”
The survey was open to all U.S. cities with a population of 30,000 or more and respondent cities were classified into four size-based categories:
• Corpus Christi, Texas (250,000 or more population)
• Norfolk, Va. (125,000 – 249,999 population)
• Santa Monica, Calif. (75,000 – 124,999 population)
• Flower Mound, Texas (30,000 – 74,999 population)
Winners will be honored at a special awards ceremony in San Antonio, Texas on November 12th.