More Money or More Problems?: Smart City Kiosks

by Alannah Dragonetti on August 05, 2019

GovPilot presents “More Money or More Problems?”—a series of blog posts that explore the pros and cons of government’s various revenue generation opportunities. Our fourth installment aims to help you determine whether or not the kiosks springing-up on smart city blocks are a smart source of revenue generation.   READ MORE+

More Money or More Problems?:Government Property as Ad Space

by Alannah Dragonetti on July 29, 2019

GovPilot presents “More Money or More Problems?”—a series of blog posts that explore the pros and cons of government’s various revenue generation opportunities. Our third installment considers the potential positives and problems that come with offering naming rights, advertising space or sponsorship of government assets to private companies.   READ MORE+

More Money or More Problems?: Electric Scooters

by Alannah Dragonetti on July 22, 2019

GovPilot presents “More Money or More Problems?”—a series of blog posts that explore the pros and cons of government’s various revenue generation opportunities. Our second installment examines the assets and liabilities associated with embracing the electric scooter craze.   READ MORE+

More Money or More Problems?: Legal Marijuana

by Alannah Dragonetti on July 15, 2019

GovPilot presents “More Money or More Problems?”—a series of blog posts that explore the pros and cons of government’s various revenue generation opportunities. Our first installment takes on the hot-button issue of marijauana legalization.    READ MORE+

White Picket Fence is the New Black: How Your Town can Capitalize on Suburbia's Resurgence

by Alannah Dragonetti on July 08, 2019

If you spent the Fourth of July holiday next to an above ground pool and a barbecue manned by a guy wearing white socks with Nike sneakers, you’re familiar with the unique charm suburban living holds. READ MORE+

4 Ways to Safeguard Your Government Data from Email Phishing Scams

by Alannah Dragonetti on July 01, 2019

Oh, that wasn’t you? It looked like you, acted like you and even conducted business with some of your most important clients. No, this isn’t an episode from The Twilight Zone reboot, but reality for employees of San Mateo, California; Tampa, Florida; North Las Vegas, Nevada; Dallas County, Texas and other United States local governments targeted ... READ MORE+

Order in the Court: How Technology is Disrupting the United States Judicial System

by Alannah Dragonetti on June 24, 2019

In 1911, Thomas Jennings became the first person convicted of murder based on fingerprint evidence in the United States. In 1987, DNA evidence played a role in putting convicted rapist, Tommy Lee Andrews, behind bars. Eight years later, 150 million Americans tuned-in to catch the verdict of the O.J. Simpson double murder trial—perhaps the most ... READ MORE+

Kudos to GovPilot’s Customer Service Team

by Alannah Dragonetti on June 17, 2019

We, at GovPilot, urge our readers in local government to explore today’s wealth of technological tools because we know firsthand how transformative they can be.For example, we recently adopted customer service software, Zendesk. READ MORE+

3 Ways GovPilot can Transform Your City into  a Destination

by Alannah Dragonetti on June 10, 2019

The arrival of summer signals the end of the semester for students and the start of shorter office hours for workers. Many see this newfound free time as an opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and flavors of a lucky American city. On average, they will pour $1,978 into local industry. You don’t have to be New Orleans or Newport to reap ... READ MORE+

3 Ways to Set Your District Up for Shared Success

by Alannah Dragonetti on May 28, 2019

You’ve stayed in an Airbnb. You’ve ridden in an Uber or Lyft. You may have cycled on a CitiBike. Now, electric scooter company, Lime, is coming for its share of the shared economy. Founded by California-based venture capital firm, Andreesen Horowitz, in 2017, Lime is rapidly making its mark on the world. Lime scooters are available for rent in ... READ MORE+