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A new Design League embedded with city departments is helping identify which services to digitize.
But a design challenge focused on resiliency currently underway hopes to change that.
Oakland’s acting fire chief pledges inquiry into new revelations about the role firefighters may have played in failing to report safety hazards at the site where 36 people died in December.
Also in our State and Local Weekend Digest: Drone crashes into Buffalo City Hall; Iowa’s awful repeat drunk-driving record; and county supervisor in Virginia attacked by deer.
Rebuild by Design and The Rockefeller Foundation’s latest competition represents a shift in focus from disaster response to resilience planning.
Also in our State and Local Weekend Digest: NYPD’s Smart Car fleet; predatory towing in Philadelphia; and drawing “geo-tourists” to eastern Montana.
Disparities in educational and job opportunities across short distances have the city thinking about how it can improve underserved communities’ access to government services.
The study will test whether the money meets people’s core needs, and how it affects people’s “happiness, well-being, financial health, as well as how people spend their time.”
The city aims to solve its biggest problems with some of the world's smallest startups.
Watch Oakland Communications Director Karen Boyd discuss the city’s digital strategy during the 2015 Code for America summit.
About 3.2 million residents, mostly women, could see a pay raise between now and 2021 if a proposed ballot measure passes.
The lawsuit claims foreclosures cost the city tax revenue and caused blight.
Municipalities topping the list might surprise you.
Demand for high-definition body cameras is at an all-time high, but the resulting data can be too much for some departments to handle.
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