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Bloomberg Outlines 2010 Tech Initiatives for NYC

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NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a number of technology initiatives during his 2010 State of the City Address today, saying, “bringing City government into the 21st century also means maximizing the power of technology”.  Plans include:

  • Expand NYC’s Business Express permits and regulations Web site to cover multiple industry sectors.
  • Create a 311-type single point of contact system for small-business owners and managers to apply for permits and licenses and make payments.
  • Merge the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre, and Broadcasting with NYC TV.
  • Implement a feature on http://www.nyc.gov to allow New Yorkers with automated meters track and control water usage.
  • Establish a pilot program to install GPS devices on NYC school buses to track location and send text messages when approaching stops and also distribute GPS-embedded bracelets to locate seniors with Alzheimer’s. 
  • Integrate new technologies into NYC government by having more NYC agencies begin using social networking tools like Facebook and Twitter.
  • Launch a second round of the NYC Big Apps competition, inviting the public to use NYC data to create web or mobile government applications.


> NYC Mayor Proposes Tech Initiatives in State of City