The City of Los Angeles was awarded the #1 Digital City for the third year in a row by Government Technology. This prestigious award is due to the hard work of all ITA staff and all City departments’ work in technology and innovation. The CyberLab and OurCycle LA programs were particularly highlighted as examples of how we use tech not just to improve and deliver City services, but also to share data and help support digital
1ST CITY OF LOS ANGELES, CALIF.
America’s second-largest city (population 4 million-plus) prides itself on being a digital municipality run by a data-driven government. The statement is backed by this year’s ranking of Los Angeles as the best Digital City in its population category for the third year in a row. Led by Mayor Eric Garcetti and IT General Manager and CIO Ted Ross, the city has held on to its top ranking with significant achievements. Take, for example, how it is tackling the thorny problem of homelessness with technology tools that support collaboration and communication across agencies and third parties. The city also uses data analytics to identify at-risk individuals before they become homeless and get them additional services. Additionally, the city has provided free Wi-Fi in homeless areas.