Pandemic boosted public's interest in government, city officials say
Attendance numbers of public meetings in San Francisco and Seattle are up, according to numbers provided by their broadcasting stations, as people obey stay-at-home orders and millions file for unemployment.
San Francisco names new chief data officer
Jason Lally, formerly the city's open data program manager, is now heading data operations across the San Francisco government. In 2020, he says he wants to help contextualize open data so it's easier to use.
California Gov. Newsom appoints two former San Francisco tech chiefs
Former San Francisco technology officials Joy Bonaguro and Krista Canellakis are now leading projects for the state government.
U.S. can't crack top 10 in survey of 'smartest' cities
A new smart-city ranking index listed just nine U.S. cities out of 102 globally, based on residents' perceptions of infrastructure and civic services.
Innovation labs take a gamble to improve city government
Institutions seeking new ideas in government often fizzle out before their projects find solid footing. But their champions say that risk is the entry cost to realizing substantive change.
Facial recognition technology is here to stay, say analysts
Recent bans of the surveillance technology are popping up around the country, but the consensus is that facial recognition will stick around.
Digital service delivery, public safety tools finalists in 'Engaged Cities' awards
Ten finalist cities will compete for three shares of a $200,000 cash prize for work with the public that makes a positive difference in their communities.
Tech will 'support all the new things' cities do, says San Francisco CIO
Linda Gerull, San Francisco's chief information officer, says technology will be an integral part of the future of government services.
San Francisco plans to install AI-backed sensors in 1,000 city trash bins
Technology from Nordsense will be installed in city bins to monitor and analyze waste patterns for service optimization.