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Philadelphia's new controller puts tech in the spotlight

by Colin Wood

Philadelphia city government could soon see some new technology initiatives coming from an unexpected place. Rebecca Rhynhart easily won the city’s controller election Tuesday over Republican Mike Tomlinson to become Philadelphia’s first female controller on Tuesday.  Rhynhart, a Democrat who was formerly the city’ treasurer and later its budget director, also spent most of 2016 serving a prominent role in the city’s technology policymaking from her position as the chief…

Northern California firefighters use real-time mapping to track devastation

by Jason Shueh

To alert the community and inform recovery operations, firefighters are using a new GIS app to report destroyed or damaged buildings.

New performance tracking tool gives California city a clearer view into fire dangers, illicit businesses and more

by Colin Wood

Like many jurisdictions, the City of San Rafael has been tracking metrics for years, but officials say the information is now easier to understand and act upon.