Sacramento is now ranked within the top 10 cities in its population class for enhancing the public’s online access information and services.
e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government (The Center) included Sacramento among its top-ranked cities in the just released 2014 Digital Cities Survey.
“Transparency, engaging the citizens, making access to local government easier – that’s part of being the best managed city in California,” said City Manager John Shirey. “I’m proud of the achievements we’ve made to be recognized as a ‘Digital City.”’
The City enhanced its open data platform earlier this year. Citizens can now access meaningful data on one webpage, create reports and download information including building permit activity, crime reports, budget information, and land-use data. The City was also a finalist this year in the 2014 Best of the Web awards by Government Technology for converting its website to an easier to navigate content management system.
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.
The top-ranked cities in their population categories provided financial transparency, city performance measurement dashboards, and citizen feedback on city initiatives. They also made improvements in their infrastructure, open-data architecture, security levels and collaboration efforts, providing cost savings and enhanced services.
The top ranked cities will be honored at a special awards ceremony during the National League of Cities annual conference in Austin on Nov. 20.
To learn more about our other accolades, visit the City’s Awards page.