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City of Seattle launches digital privacy initiative

Mayor Murray and Councilmembers Bruce Harrell and Mike O’Brien today announced a citywide privacy initiative, aimed at providing greater transparency into the City’s data collection and use practices.

Mayor Murray’s broadband plan already yielding results

Mayor Murray today announced that, as part of his three-point plan for more and better broadband service in Seattle, he will send legislation to City Council that will bring more competition to the marketplace and more access to service – especially in neighborhoods that are currently underserved.

City of Seattle awards funds to promote digital equity; 23 projects receive Technology Matching Funds

Mayor Murray and the Seattle City Council today announced the 23 organizations that will receive a total of $320,000 in Technology Matching Funds from the City of Seattle. The awardees passed unanimously out of committee. Approval by the full Council is expected on Monday.

Mayor Murray announces appointment of Chief Technology Officer

Mayor Murray today announced Michael Mattmiller as his appointment for the position of the Director of the Department of Information Technology (DoIT), the City of Seattle’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). “The City of Seattle should be a national leader in the use of technology to empower residents and businesses and enhance the delivery of city […]

City report highlights how Seattleites use technology

The City of Seattle released new findings on technology access, adoption and interaction by Seattle residents. These findings are based on feedback from 2,600 residents via online and phone surveys and in-person focus groups in multiple languages about their use, concerns, and barriers to using the Internet, social media, cable TV and online government services. […]

City of Seattle expands Find It, Fix It mobile app to include reporting of streetlight outages and illegal dumping

The City of Seattle has announced the addition of two new service request types to the Find It, Fix It app, which offers smartphone users an easy way to report issues such as potholes, graffiti, and abandoned vehicles. With the latest update, app users can now report illegal dumping on public property and damaged streetlights. […]

New Online Public Engagement page aggregates Citywide opportunities for you to share your opinion!

In the spirit of Saturday’s Neighborhood Summit, we are working to find ways we can make it easier for Seattle residents to learn about and participate in public engagement opportunities. Today, we are launching a webpage that aggregates all of the online public engagement opportunities throughout the City government. The page currently lists opportunities for […]

Seattle Mayor Begins Solving City’s Broadband Problems

Making sure both CenturyLink, phone companies and the cable providers play by the same set of rules will provide immediate benefit — and then the city can start thinking about long-term solutions.

Mayor Murray, Councilmember Harrell comment on the resignation of Chief Technology Officer Erin Devoto

Mayor Murray and Councilmember Bruce Harrell offered the following statement on the resignation of Chief Technology Officer Erin Devoto: “I want to thank Erin Devoto for her work for the City of Seattle over the past 13 years, while at the Parks Department and then the Information Technology department. As the Chief Technology Officer, Erin […]

Office of Economic Development names Rebecca Lovell as Startup Liaison for the City of Seattle

The city’s Office of Economic Development (OED) announced today that Rebecca Lovell has been selected as the City of Seattle’s first Startup Liaison for the Startup Seattle initiative. Startup Seattle is a collaborative effort between the City of Seattle and leaders of Seattle’s technology startup community to develop a strategy to support early-stage technology companies, […]