Palo Alto, Roseville, And Riverside Among Leading Digital Cities
The Center for Digital Government (CDG) has honored a number of California cities for their technological prowess this year.
The CDG’s annual Digital Cities Survey ranks cities’ success in incorporating technological innovation into public-sector leadership. And, this year, the cities of Riverside, Roseville, and Palo Alto received high rankings in their respective categories.
For cities with a population of 250,000 or more, Riverside, California took the #3 spot, just behind the cities of Boston and Louisville Metro. The City of Roseville came in at #3 for cities of 75,000 to 124,999 people, while Palo Alto took the top spot for cities with populations under 75,000.
According to the CDG, this year’s top-ranked cities “improved transparency with open government initiatives and access to city services via mobile apps” while eliminating waste and other costs through advanced performance measures.
This is the third time in the past four years that Roseville has ranked in the top 5 in its population category. Riverside came in at #2 for populations over 250,000 last year.
The awards were presented last month during the National League of Cities annual conference in Seattle.
A number of other California cities made it into the top 10, including Long Beach; Los Angeles; Chula Vista; Modesto; Simi Valley; and Rancho Cordova.
Read more about the nation’s Top 10 Digital Cities and see a full list here.