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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town, State
State(s) Massachusetts
Source Massachusetts.Gov
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Democracy & Governance
This report serves as a guide for town administrators, providing fundamental information, checklists, and best practices for navigating Information Technology (IT). It emphasizes the importance of understanding IT resources, costs, and maintenance, extending beyond hardware and software...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level School District, City or Town, School Board
State(s) All States
Source UC Berkeley Center For Cities & Schools
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families
This report aims to help community development and regional planning practitioners collaborate on cross-sector educational improvement efforts, increase productivity, and foster social equity. Its seven-step process recommends developing an understanding of the educational landscape,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
This report highlights the inadequate funding and strains faced by public transit in Ohio, emphasizing the need for increased support from the state. More funding must be needed to ensure the city's ability to maintain services and expand to meet growing demands. The report proposes...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source City of Madison IT
Policy Areas Data & Technology
Madison's technology needs and challenges are changing rapidly, requiring an expansion in Information Technology Services and Support. This municipal strategic plan outlines improvements to cities digital toolset, connecting the public with the City government, and prioritizing customer...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source City of Madison
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Democracy & Governance
Data de-identification is the process of modifying or removing personally identifiable information from datasets in a way that minimizes the risk of unintended disclosure of individuals' identities. This report outlines the fundamentals of data de-identification within the educational...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) All States
Source IBM Center for the Business of Government
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
Shared Service Agreements are contracts or agreements that expand access to quality services while promoting collaboration and innovation between multiple local governments. This guide outlines best practices for establishing these agreements, highlights successful case studies, and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source What Works Cities
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Democracy & Governance
There is a gap between cities' need to adopt data-driven decision-making processes, their ability to do so, and the expectations of their constituents. This report provides a framework for local governments' data and technology usage, and provides examples of how cities innovate to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town
State(s) Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, New Jersey, Texas
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This report outlines the impact of the Local Interventions for Financial Empowerment Through Utility Payments initiative (LIFT-UP) which helped cities connect citizens to financial services while recouping revenue from unpaid utility bills. It found that residents who participated...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) New Jersey
Source Harvard Kennedy School of Criminal Justice Policy and Management
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Democracy & Governance, Health
The Administrative Records Integration for Service Excellence program (ARISE) is a government initiative in Camden, New Jersey that integrates data from agencies and service providers to gain a more holistic understanding of individuals who frequently interact with the health care...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Democracy & Governance
This report draws on the 2017 Menino Survey of Mayors to explore how mayors of medium-sized and large cities understand race, discrimination, and equity in their communities. It highlights three key findings: mayors believe that immigrants, transgender individuals, Black people, and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Democracy & Governance
While smart city technologies hold promise for improving public services and residents' quality of life, they also raise legitimate concerns about data collection and privacy. This report stresses the need to monitor cybersecurity risks, the commercial use of data, and potential government...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2012
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Privacy Technical Assistance Center
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Democracy & Governance
Data de-identification is the process of modifying or removing personally identifiable information from datasets in a way that minimizes the risk of unintended disclosure of individuals' identities. The paper defines terms such as anonymization, blurring, de-identification, disclosure,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source City of Madison
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Democracy & Governance
These policies and procedures outline guidelines for maintaining a secure municipal network infrastructure. It emphasizes user responsibility, consequences for non-compliance, and covers acceptable use policies, data privacy, and network security measures. Specific provisions include...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level County, City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Demos
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance
This report provides communications strategies to promote government's proactive role in the economy. It recommends emphasizing the importance of public structures like social security and public universities and explaining that government intervention in economic policy can create...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National Institute of Standards & Technology
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Democracy & Governance
Data de-identification is the process of modifying or removing personally identifiable information from datasets in a way that minimizes the risk of unintended disclosure of individuals' identities. This report outlines the fundamentals of data de-identification within the educational...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Milken Institute
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report ranks 20 large and 20 smaller metro areas based on general factors of successful aging, including healthcare, wellness, education, financial opportunities, transportation, and community engagement. It also identifies specific areas for improvement for each of the ranked...

Type Article
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Texas
Source Informed Infrastructure
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
This article explains how the North Central Texas Council of Governments standardized work zone data sharing by selecting a single road management tech provider. It also highlights how the contract extends work zone data access to any relevant public agencies. ...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Washington College of Law
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
This report discusses D.C.'s failure to implement the D.C. Language Access Act. The D.C. Language Access Act was enacted to improve non-English proficient resident's access to translation and interpretation services at municipal entities. The report makes several recommendations to...

Type Article
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Data-Smart City Solutions
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Democracy & Governance
Chief Data Officers (CDOs) can play significant roles in fighting systemic inequities by creating equity maps. Equity maps provide context to granular geospatial data that identifies pockets of need in privileged areas and unique areas requiring additional assistance. ...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Transportation & Mobility
AllTransit is a dataset that measures transit access and connectivity across the country and reveals where transit improvements could be most impactful....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Source Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement, Public Safety
Municipalities can collaborate through shared service agreements to solve existing problems or improve the quality of existing services available to residents. This guide outlines best practices for implementing shared service agreements and highlights effective case studies from...

Type Article
Year 2018
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies, State
State(s) All States, Colorado
Source Smart Cities Dive
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Democracy & Governance
The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance is a collaboration of twelve cities working with universities, private companies, and research partners to develop intelligent infrastructure. Their aim is to improve transportation, housing, public safety, environmental sustainability, and positive...

Type Executive Order
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source The New York City Office Of The Mayor
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
This order requires city agencies to provide language assistance services to individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP) to ensure meaningful access to essential city services and programs. The order establishes guidelines and responsibilities for city agencies to develop and...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2013
Level County, State
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Housing
Ohio's cash assistance program is made less effective by work participation-based sanctions, which bar many applicants from receiving aid. This report recommends allowing adults without disabilities to receive food aid for one year, investing more TANF dollars in direct aid for families,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Dilligent
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Democracy & Governance
Smaller cities, towns, and villages face increasing vulnerability to cyberattacks due to limited budgets for cybersecurity. This response kit advocates for an enterprise-wide approach to cybersecurity in local governments and highlights the role of digital tools like board management...

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