We live in a fast paced world where we can access nearly every company and every organization through multiple channels via our smartphones or tablets.
With a touch of a button or a swipe, a bevvy of information is at our fingertips, anytime, any day.
Having easy access to this information not only benefits the person doing the research, but the company or organization behind the mobile application.
So it only makes sense for municipalities to jump on that bandwagon. More and more local governments are becoming more transparent with their own apps. Not to mention, having the information online is both more cost effective and efficient.
It looks like turning to technology paid off for the City of Riverside, which, for the sixth year in a row, was named a Top Digital City in the U.S. by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities.
Mayor Ron Loveridge said, it’s “not only a welcome acknowledgement of Riverside’s creative culture but also one that generates results.”
The City was ranked second beating out major cities like Boston, Seattle or Sacramento.
By using technology, the Inland Empire city has become more efficient with their daily operations with employees, therefore reducing overtime.
“Cities that are investing in technology are seeing huge cost savings that are critical to operations and their ability to meet higher demand for services,” said Todd Sander, executive director of Digital Communities. “These cities are true innovators and we applaud them as they work in the spirit of collaboration to provide extraordinary value to constituents despite budget setbacks.”
The Top Ten ranked cities will be honored at a special awards ceremony during the National League of Cities annual conference on November 30.