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Making Sacramento More High Tech

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Sacramento County's website on display at a State of Sacramento technology event.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Presenters at the event included Cathilea Robinett with the Folsom company e.Republic. It works to connect government with high-tech businesses. She says cities like Louisville and Kansas City have recently taken great strides to become high-tech cities.

"They've built a whole new ecosystem for entrepreneurs to come in and build what we're calling "civic-tech" applications. So, Kansas City's done a lot of that,"Robinett says. "Boston has become a real tech and innovation center just by focusing on the neighborhoods and a variety of other things that they're doing."

Sacramento County Chief Information Officer, Rami Zakaria was also a presenter. He says today's event is chance to share and to learn.

"We believe the county website is our biggest public counter and we are striving to make it the best that we can make it," says Zakaria, "and make as many online services available to our citizens as we can."

Zakaria says the county can do a better job letting residents know how to access services online.