City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Bryan Sastokas, (209) 577-5331
Release Date: Friday, November 8, 2013, 12:00 PM

Modesto Once Again Ranked in Top 10 of Digital Cities Survey


The City of Modesto has been ranked as one of the top 10 most technology-advanced cities in the 2013 Digital Cities Survey published by e.Repubic’s Center for Digital Government and the Digital Communities Program. The survey examines results achieved by cities, via the use of technology, in operating efficiencies and realizing strategic objectives despite current fiscal constraints.
“Citizen input and department partnerships have enabled Modesto to continually deliver excellent technology services which is critical in these difficult economic times,” said Bryan Sastokas, Chief Information Officer for the City of Modesto. “We make every effort to apply technology in ways that can provide transparency and improve civic engagement and those efforts have been recognized.”
“Nationally the number of tech-savvy digital cities is increasing, particularly among the larger jurisdictions responding to the survey,” said Todd Sander, Executive Director of the Center for Digital Government. “The top digital cities are leaders in open data and transparency efforts, as well as innovators in deploying mobile applications to citizens while conforming to fiscal standards.”
The survey was open to all U.S. cities with a population of 30,000 or more and respondent cities were classified into four size-based categories. Modesto ranked 7th in the 125,000-249,999 population category. Click here to see the full survey results.

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