E-Government Committee Meeting
January 26, 2016
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
320 Westlake Ave. Seattle
- Joneil Sampana, CTAB – E-Gov Committee Co-Chair
- Heather Lewis, CTAB – E-Gov Committee Co-Chair
- Greta. – E-Gov Committee Secretary
- Shelly Farnham, Third Place Technology
- Sara Abramowitz – Ross Strategic
- Sinae Cheh – Morning Star Korean Cultural Center
- Jen Davison – Urban@UW
- Charlotte Lunday – UW Law
- New Civic Tools –
- Old Business Projects
- Pay-By-Phone data review
- Revisit with Usman re:more information about the context of the data is needed for citizen and developer use.
- City of Seattle – White House Smart City Initiative with Urban@UW
- Jen Davison and Joneil introduce “MetroLab” project to start in March/April
- Sensors being provided by Array of Things
- Pay-By-Phone data review
- Scope of project will include “consider what we can do with the data collected to improve citizen’s quality of life. Current decision to be confirmed is the selection of rainwater sensors.
- No formal community engagement plan (consider how to involve underserve communities without tech and improve their lives)
- Possible Microsoft partnership discussion held with MSFT Civics team.
- Keen to make sure citizen-perspective (qualitative and contextual) is included alongside quantitative data sets;
- ex) I Quant NY
- New Business
- Review 2016 Work Plan (full deck to be attached separately)
- Upcoming Community Events
- 1/19 – Open Seattle Project Night
- 2/2-3 – NIAC Workshop on Urban Science and Engineering at UW
- 2/4 – Open Seattle Orientation
- 2/9 – Monthly CTAB Meeting
Action Items and Decisions/Agreements:
- Provide MetroLab Kick-off meeting logistics to Joneil- Jen
- Request access to eGov distribution list for Committee leadership – Joneil
- Joneil to provide Metro-Lab discussion notes to Jen prior to Metro-Lab working session – Joneil
- Share 2016 Work Plan with Councilmember Harrell and Gonzalez – Joneil
2016 Work Plan (Draft): Identify digital tools to encourage citizen engagement; Recommend solutions to improve intra-department efficiencies for improved civic engagement; Promote collaborative partnerships across the tech and education sector for citizen and youth engagement.
Our work will align with City of Seattle’s Digital Equity goals, more specifically –
- Goal 2 – Skills Training: Create and deliver educational opportunities for all residents to gain the technology skills necessary to be successful in employment, entrepreneurship and technology leadership, in lifelong learning, in civic engagement, and in the use of essential online services.
- Goal 5 – Build community capacity: Build the capacity and sustainability of digital equity program providers to deliver quality services, to implement best practices and to adapt to emerging technologies.
- Goal 6 – Inclusive engagement and empowerment: Develop digital tools and the use of tools to maximize diverse, inclusive civic engagement, sense of community, and participation in decision making.
For complete the report, please see – Digital Equity Initiative Action Plan