For the fiscal year July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, Information Technology will again be highly sensitive to the budget difficulties we all face and working on:
- Work on web-based permit application systems.
- Continue to update the IT server infrastructure to take advantage of virtualization, upgrade the enterprise backup scheme.
- Replace aging network infrastructure equipment.
- Continue working with the Technology Committee, developing programs for better public service through technological means. Meetings can be viewed on Channel 28 (Comcast) or 99 (UVerse), or viewed from the City's video on demand solution for meetings, Granicus.
- Continually update this web site; look for opportunities provide better, more timely information and to save staff time; maintain up-to-date content, accuracy, thoroughness, consistency and uniformity. We expect to conduct upgrades to the sections that affect Petaluma's business friendliness. We also are planning on expanding the City's e-payment options, to expand the capabilities of the Transit and the Business sections.
- Leverage investment in VoIP phone system where opportunities arise.
- Better integration with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
- Develop and deploy solutions for better worker mobility, utilizing wireless technologies. We are deploying mobile technology and a workorder system for street-workers in this fiscal year.
- We participate in the Municipal IS Association of California (MISAC). On our staff is a past President for the Northern Chapter and current State Board Director. MISAC represents city-IT operations all over California and works with the League of California Cities and other organizations to coordinate and further technology interest, understanding and support.
- Being constantly on the alert for opportunities to leverage advances in technology for the benefit of staff, allowing improvements in services to the community, or reductions in operating costs. Constant vigil for changes in technology that affect the security of our users' data and applications.
- Serve on the Board of Directors for Petaluma Community Access as the City's representative.
If you need more information on any of the above, please contact us via our Email form.
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