Technology can help government change, says Sacramento’s mayor

Government’s role is growing beyond just delivering services to citizens, and Sacramento’s mayor says technology can help lead the way.

“Government has to change, and hopefully government gets to a place where it’s helping to lead the change,” Darrell Steinberg, the mayor of Sacramento, says in a video interview with StateScoop. “Certainly government can do so through its public policy and encouraging and incentivizing and mandating that we are more efficient and that we use technology to provide our services in a more efficient way.”

In Sacramento, he says, this sort of change inside government is paralleled by changes seen on the city’s streets.

“We are rapidly changing as a city,” Steinberg says. “We are going from a traditional capital city and government town to an aspiration to be the center of technology and innovation — to being a partner with our lead universities and the private sector.”

And as that growth continues, Steinberg says Sacramento is doing its best to keep inclusivity at the center of that effort.

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