San Antonio develops committee to advance smart city goals | Smart Cities Dive
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced this week the creation of the Innovation and Technology Committee, a seven-person team that will work closely with the city's Innovation Office to develop smart city initiatives.
The committee will focus on a number of goals including enhancing cybersecurity, promoting digital inclusion, improving mobility, expanding municipal broadband and pursuing economic opportunity.
The committee, led by Councilman Manny Pelaez, includes both public and private citizens. "We intend to harness the mutual interests of all stakeholders in order to create an innovation and technology ecosystem that attracts long-lasting investment in San Antonio," Pelaez said in a press statement.
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