San Leandro, CA: The City of San Leandro announced that the City Council will be hosting a work session next week to discuss the City’s draft Fiber Optics Master Plan and Smart City Strategy. The public is invited to attend and offer comments or ask questions. The meeting is scheduled to take place on Monday, June 11, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, located at 835 East 14th Street in downtown San Leandro. City staff and Magellan Advisors will present a draft version of the plan that has been under development over the last year. The plan is intended to serve as a roadmap for the City’s use of technology infrastructure and related projects.
In July 2017, the City awarded the development of the plan to Magellan Advisors, a consultancy firm with deep experience in municipal broadband and smart city development. “Smart City” efforts refer to the use of technology solutions to more efficiently manage municipal assets and resources, while improving the overall quality of life for people within the city. Examples include smart street lights; smart parking systems; intelligent transportation systems; enhanced broadband services; and data analytics programs and related information systems, among others.
The Fiber Optics Master Plan & Smart City Strategy will highlight the City’s current and future smart city initiatives utilizing the City’s fiber optics network, as well as present an overview of potential models for expansion of broadband services in the community.
For more information about San Leandro’s Fiber Optic and Smart City initiative, contact Tony Batalla, Information Technology Manager at 510-577-3385 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About San Leandro
One of the most diverse cities in the nation located at the center of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area, San Leandro is a safe, vibrant community of 89,000 residents with well-maintained neighborhoods, excellent public libraries, twenty-one public parks, quality local schools, and a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The western border of the city consists of over eight miles of pristine shoreline and amenities on San Francisco Bay while a regional park and nature areas fall on the eastern border. San Leandro businesses enjoy multiple advantages including close proximity to the Oakland International Airport and Port of Oakland, two major freeways, two BART stations, and access to a large and well-educated workforce. Through a public-private partnership known as Lit San Leandro (www.LitSanLeandro.com), a fiber optic network encircles San Leandro’s industrial and commercial core offering businesses virtually unlimited internet connectivity.
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