California Counties Recognized for Best Technology Practices
Two California Counties are among four first-place winners in the 2016 Digital Counties Survey competition, conducted by NACo and Center for Digital Government. The survey identifies the best technology practices among US counties, including initiatives that save tax dollars through new efficiencies, boost transparency, cybersecurity and engagement, or show innovation through unique projects.
Being honored for first place are:
Sonoma County (250,000-499,999 population category): The county’s technology group is fully engaged in supporting the county’s strategic goals, while an emphasis on open data creates citizen confidence in government and allows for meaningful discussions. Collaboration with other jurisdictions gives citizens access to all data from a single entry point.
Nevada County (up to 150,000 population category): Nevada County lost 28 percent of its staff during the recession. To offset the loss, the county implemented new technology to improve workforce productivity, enable citizen self-service offerings, and enhance organizational efficiencies.
Other California counties to be recognized are: In the 500,000 or more population category: Sacramento and San Diego Counties, third place; Alameda County, fourth place; Ventura County, eighth place; and Los Angeles County, ninth place. In the 250,000 to 499,999 category: Santa Cruz County, eighth place.