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Chesapeake Ranked Among Top Ten Digital Cities
The Center for Digital Government has announced that the City of Chesapeake has been ranked among the top ten cities nationally for its use of technology in enhancing operating efficiencies and realizing strategic objectives despite current fiscal constraints.
"Cities that are investing in technology are capturing cost savings that are critical to continuity of operations and their ability to meet higher demand for services," said Todd Sander, director of Digital Communities. "The highest-ranking cities in the survey showed great strides in consolidating and enabling shared services, government transparency and communications interoperability. We applaud these innovators as they work in the spirit of collaboration to provide extraordinary value to constituents despite budget setbacks."
Chesapeake's entry included projects which decreased costs and increased efficiency, such as the Kronos Timekeeper and Munis HR/Payroll systems. Also highlighted were improvements to citizen service such as the online permitting system, the plan review tracker, and the CrimeView system.
"In today's society, a City must explore and utilize every avenue to increase efficiency," said City Manager William E. Harrell. "Thanks to the enthusiastic support of our City Council and the outstanding team we've put in place, Chesapeake is uniquely positioned to leverage technology for today and into the future."