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Cape in top 10 for use of technology to provide services

By Staff | Nov 20, 2008

The city of Cape Coral has been ranked as one of the top 10 most technology-advanced cities in the 2008 Digital Cities Survey published by the Center for Digital Government, which partners with the National League of Cities to present the awards.

The Cape placed eighth in the 125,000-249,999 population category.

In winning the recognition, the city joins other major cities that have invested in information technology to “create a seamless environment between local governments and constituents.”

The survey focused on the implementation and adoption of online service delivery, and the technology infrastructure and architecture that make the transformation to digital government possible. It looks for the extent to which wired and wireless broadband communication links are deployed, as well as the use of other data center technologies and special projects to meet the public need.

Using the Cape Web site as a portal, the city provides a comprehensive range of online services. Examples include the ability to pay bills, schedule inspections, renew business licenses, view interactive maps, apply for garage sale permits, and submit and view status for requests for service. Meeting videos also are archived and available for viewing at any time by the public.

The Cape also has a new “P2C,” or Police-to-Citizen, Web site that provides access to police reports.

For more information about the Digital Cities Survey, and to view the list of all cities, visit the Center for Digital Government Web site at: www.centerdigitalgov.com.