Seattle distributes $345,000 to digital literacy organizations

by • 4 months ago

The city's annual Technology Matching Fund will support 15 organizations supporting immigrant and low-income communities.

Seattle dodges 'legacy nightmare' with paperless contract management

by • 5 months ago

A $3 million contract with Aurigo Software is allowing the city to dump its physical contract management system and collaborate with vendors more quickly.

Pandemic boosted public's interest in government, city officials say

by • 6 months ago

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.

As cities respond to coronavirus, data chiefs can play key role

by • 7 months ago

There are a few ways real-time data could be used to assist policymaking and emergency response, says a former Seattle city official.

Mobile voting arrives for 1.2 million Seattle-area voters

by • 9 months ago

Voters around Seattle will be able to use a smartphone to cast ballots for a seat on an environmental board, but warnings about online voting still abound.

Seattle’s new data dashboard highlights city performance

by • 10 months ago

“Performance Seattle” is part of Mayor Jenny Durkan’s call to improve accountability and build “the city of the future.”

Seattle's smart-city coordinator leaving for civic-tech consulting group

by • 11 months ago

Kate Garman, Seattle's lead technology adviser to Mayor Jenny Durkan, announced she will move to CityFi in January.

Seattle's new street construction map reveals hundreds of projects

by • 12 months ago

The new interactive tool is designed to help commuters in the fast-growing city get through the next four years of planned downtown renovations.

U.S. can't crack top 10 in survey of 'smartest' cities

by • 1 year ago

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.