Social media and civic engagement platforms initiated a transformation in the way communities voice their concerns and how local governments are expected to respond. Sacramento aims to set the bar for civic engagement through input and outreach platforms that better connect city officials to city change-makers. This conscious effort makes Sacramento an ideal testbed for developing new processes and means of engagement. Sacramento’s proximity to the State Capitol also provides these technologies with an opportunity to scale across jurisdictions.
One of SUTL’s first civic tech projects was assisting in the development of UrbanLeap, a platform that enables cities to intake proposals and translate them into trackable pilot projects. UrbanLeap now has a scalable product with nationwide customers.