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City of Roseville recognized for its information technology

Roseville uses technology to engage with citizens
By: Staff Report
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The city of Roseville has been named one of the top technically progressive and innovative cities for its size in the United States for 2013 by the Center for Digital Government.

Roseville ranked third for cities with a population between 75,000 and 124,999, according to a press release. This marks the third time in four years Roseville has finished among the top five cities in its bracket. The city did not participate in 2012.

“Roseville is committed to being at the forefront of innovation and citizen engagement,” said Hong Sae, chief information officer for the city of Roseville, in the release. “Being a technologically advanced city means a higher quality of life for our residents and important advantages and cost savings for our businesses.”

The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute for information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. Cities were judged on their level of citizen engagement, municipal information technology policy and operations, website, network security, and data availability and reliability.

According to the release, among Roseville’s ongoing information technology initiatives are efforts to make it easier for residents and businesses to interact online with city government; maintaining a reliable citywide communications infrastructure; proactive emergency preparedness training; strategic and cost-effective use of new technologies; and regional information technology leadership.