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Long Beach Again Named Top 10 Digital City

The city earns the honor once more after creating new Web sites and improving law enforcement technology.

For the second time, Long Beach has been named a top 10 digital city in a national survey.

The Center for Digital Government's survey concentrates on areas that best show how information and communication technology enhance public service, according to a city press release.

“I’m very proud of the innovative information and communication technologies that we utilize to help reduce costs, enhance efficiencies, better engage the community, and increase the City’s productivity,” said Mayor Bob Foster.

Long Beach has put in place many technological innovations in order to improve operational efficiencies and reduce costs, according to the city.

Among the innovations are the Long Beach Common Operating Picture, which combines law enforcement data with real-time camera feeds for improved public safety and the creation of new online services allowing residents to submit code enforcement service requests and obtain various permits online.

The city also launched multiple custom Web sites such as State of the City, Homeless Fund Contribution and Let’s Move Long Beach in an effort to improve community communications, according to the release.

This was the 12th year that the survey was conducted by the Center for Digital Government, a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies for state and local government.

Mike Ruehle November 19, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Is it Shore Resident or Don Thomas?
Shore Resident November 19, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Mike, it is Shore Resident. And I've always said you had the right to whatever opinion you might have. However, when you make Joseph McCarthy like accusations about having lists, documents, and e-mails and then fail to provide them when pressed to do so you open yourself up for criticism. How many times have you been critical of the City when they failed to you provide documents you requested and felt you deserved? If you want to jump into the frying pan, Mr. Ruehle, expect to get burned every once in a while. So, could you please post the documents that have been requested. I'm honsestly interested.
Mike Ruehle November 19, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Mr. Don Thomas (aka SHORE RESIDENT), You were a Belmont Shore Residents Association (BSRA) member who provided your email address to receive my monthly BSRA newsletter which described the many anti-resident actions of Parking Commission leaders Lorbeer and Schneiter. Its all detailed in those newsletters you should have received. Do your own homework. Like I said, if you were less insulting......... Is your tone soooooo insulting because you like to hide behind an anonomous name like "SHORE RESIDENT?" Or is that how you always are? I've read several of your comments here on Patch and on other media blogs where you claim to have "lived" (past tense) on Laverne Avenue and Nieto Avenue, but I've found none which indicate you currently live in Belmont Shore. I've also re-read the emails you sent me while I was BSRA president. Makes me wonder what your angle is other than to talk smack from behind the curtain. Come out into the light SHORE RESIDENT, or should I say Mr. Donald M Thomas.
Shore Resident November 19, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Mike, if perhaps you did your homework you would have found this, the obituary for Mr. Thomas. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lbpresstelegram/obituary.aspx?n=donald-max-thomas&pid=143593979#fbLoggedOut I think you owe Mr. Thomas' family and apology. Sooooo, may I please have the documents I requested?
John B. Greet November 19, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Doh!

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