Baltimore mayor presents 5-year 'inclusive digital transformation' plan

Dive Brief:

  • Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh announced over Twitter the city has launched a draft of its first Inclusive Digital Transformation Strategic Plan. 
  • The five-year, 51-page plan is designed to "outline the roadmap necessary to establish a tech ecosystem that reduces redundancy and cost, aligns standards, improves the public's experience with city government and dismantles the digital divide," according to the executive summary. The plan focuses on five pillars of development: public safety, education, accountability and transparency, economic development and jobs, and quality of life.
  • The city is accepting feedback and comments of the draft until March 16. A final version of the plan is expected to be released later this spring.

Mayor Pugh said in a recent tweet, "Today, Baltimore City launched a draft of the first-ever Inclusive Digital Transformation Strategic Plan. The plan will be available for comment for the next two weeks. We look forward to receiving everyone's feedback. For more information, please visit http://technology.baltimorecity.gov"

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