December 14, 2012 By News Report
Chula Vista, Calif. received a 2012 Digital Cities award for cities of 125,000-249,000 population. The Digital Cities awards are presented to acknowledge annual progress (Chula Vista rose from 8th place last year to 4th); a return on IT investment; and demonstrated innovation and creative practices.
The award was presented before Chula Vista’s Mayor Cheryl Cox and the City Council. Chula Vista ITS and Human Resources Director Kelley Bacon received the award, accompanied by IT Manager Hermon Howell, ITS staff, and staff of Sprint, a Digital Cities sponsor.
The Digital Cities Survey, now in its 12th year, is conducted by the Center for Digital Government (CDG), a division of Government Technology's parent company, eRepublic Inc.
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.