The City of Santa Monica is one of the top ranked digital cities according to the 2014 Digital Cities Survey conducted by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government.
In its 14th year, the annual survey is part of the Center’s Digital Communities Program, which focuses on collaboration among cities, counties and regions.
Open to all U.S. cities, this year’s survey questions targeted which initiatives cities were most proud of in the areas of citizen engagement, policy, operations, and technology and data.
City of Santa Monica Chief Information Officer Jory Wolf said the city continues to be a leader in the use of technology for government information and services.
“Santa Monica’s investments in broadband, Wi-Fi and open data have enabled the creation of Silicon Beach and enhanced the health, education, safety, mobility and wellbeing of the community,” Wolf said.
Todd Sander, Executive Director of the Center for Digital Government, said this year’s Digital Cities’ winners brought about impressive change across all aspects of government by leveraging information technology investments to expand open government, citizen participation and shared services.
“Winning cities spanned the nation, indicating a trend that more and more cities are making it a priority that digital government be easier to access, navigate and interact with,” Sander said.
For more information, visit www.digitalcommunities.com/survey/cities/?year=2014.