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2000 Media Release

CITY OF LINCOLN   •   NEWS RELEASE   •   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:
October 19, 2000
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Terry Lowe, Information Services, 441-7113

Mayor Announces E-Government Initiative

Mayor Don Wesely today announced his vision for the expanded delivery of government services through InterLinc, the official web site of the City of Lincoln and Lancaster County. All services are accessed through www.lincoln.ne.gov.

"Citizens already have many ways of doing business with the city and getting information through our web site," Wesely said. "The goal of our E-Government Initiative is to use this technology to its fullest in serving the public." (A list of E-Government opportunities now offered follows this release.)

Wesley said the initiative will address areas such as economic development; the removal of legal barriers to enable digital documents and signatures; the planning of hardware and software migration; employee training; and the coordination of grants and requests-for- proposals.

"The city needs to use technology to its fullest to improve efficiency of government as well as to make city government as citizen-friendly and business-friendly as possible," Wesely said. "Efforts to utilize more technology will also help better position the community in efforts with the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development (LPED) to make Lincoln a wired high tech city to locate a business. Part of making the city attractive to business is to make sure the city government utilizes technology in a unified manner to the greatest extent possible."

The following are major points of the Mayor's E-Government Initiative:

"Technological innovations are occurring every day, and that means many new opportunities for providing services," Wesely said. "With a comprehensive and coordinated strategy, we can continue to be a leader in this area. We need to remove the legal and physical barriers that exist to enhance the government, citizen and business use of technology. As we begin work on the new comprehensive plan for the city, technology is a component that must be included in the discussion."

Examples of current City of Lincoln E-Government opportunities now available to citizens that will be promoted and expanded:


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