The City of Palo Alto today was named the #1 Digital City in America - in the category of cities under 75,000 - by the Center for Digital Government, a national research and advisory institute focused on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. The award recognizes cities that adopt innovative ways of using information technologies more effectively, and demonstrate technology-enabled improvements for interaction between city staff, community, businesses and visitors. Digital cities provide easier access to government information and provide city workers with innovative technology tools to get their jobs done.
"As the center of innovation in the Silicon Valley, Palo Alto has employed technology to both provide information as an open and transparent government, as well as to engage with the community," said City Manager James Keene. "This award confirms Palo Alto's place as a digital leader and recognizes its importance as a city that strives to integrate a vision for local government within the global economy."
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