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Legislation #: 150289 Introduction Date: 4/16/2015
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER JAMES, JR.
Title: Establishing the Smart City Advisory Board for the purpose of advising the City in establishing best practice policies, developing a roadmap for future applications and defining performance metrics for smart city technology.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
4/16/2015 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/16/2015 Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee
4/22/2015 Immediate Adoption as a Committee Substitute
4/23/2015 Adopted as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR RESOLUTION NO. 150289

 

Establishing the Smart City Advisory Board for the purpose of advising the City in establishing best practice policies, developing a roadmap for future applications and defining performance metrics for smart city technology.

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City leads the nation in forging a more inter-connected city with a transparent and accountable government; and

 

WHEREAS, a smart city uses communication networks, wireless sensor technology and intelligent data management to make decisions in real time about infrastructure needs and service delivery; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City is a leader in implementing smart city technology to improve operations, save money, and improve the citizen and visitor experience; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City is creating new opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship through implementing smart city technology; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City is entering into unique public-private partnerships to advance the testing and implementation of new technology into our operations; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City is supporting the development of a Living Lab as a platform for future innovation in the Internet of Everything technology; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City increasingly uses data in driving performance management and decision-making for enhanced service delivery and seeks to streamline business processes by leveraging advanced technology; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City has developed a Digital Roadmap to outline technology priorities in support of the city-wide business plan and Council priorities; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council believes it is beneficial to create an advisory board made up of various backgrounds to recommend policies for the ongoing management, internal and external collaboration and for the successful implementation of smart city technology, as well as to establish smart city metrics; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the Smart City Advisory Board is hereby created and established and shall consist of eleven (11) members appointed by the Mayor and comprised as follows:

 

a.                   Five (5) representatives having experience in or representing organizations with specialization in technology, entrepreneurship, engineering or public works.

 

b.                  Four (4) city staff members having job responsibilities related to the implementation of smart city technology, including one member from the Department of Water Services, at least one member from the Department of Public Works, and at least one member from the City Manager’s Office.

 

c.                   One (1) representative of the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri (EDCKC) having an interest in issues related to the development of local technology-related jobs and businesses.

 

d.                  One (1) city councilperson having an interest in issues related to the implementation of smart city technology.

 

Section 2. That in order to best serve the interests of the City and its residents, the following goals and objectives should guide the Smart City Advisory Board:

 

a.                   Recommend policies for the ongoing management, internal and external collaboration and for the successful implementation of smart city technology.

 

b.                  Recommend next steps for smart city implementation through expanding the Smart City portion of the KC Digital Roadmap.

 

c.                   Establish metrics for evaluating the implementation of new smart city technology and applications that improve operational efficiency, save the City money or generate new revenue, and/or improve citizen experience.

 

Section 3. The Mayor shall appoint a chair and vice-chair. All members will be appointed for four-year terms and shall serve without compensation. The board will meet no less than quarterly. The board has the power to adopt rules governing its own procedures and fixing the time and place of its meetings. 

 

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