As Vice Chair, Councilmember Lopez will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities and towns before Congress, with the administration and at home.
“I’m very excited to be extended this opportunity to not only represent our city on a national level, but to also advocate for our community as we grow as a Smart City and continue to improve services by using technology in new ways” said Councilmember Corina Lopez.
The NLC Information Technology and Communications federal advocacy committee has lead the responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving telecommunications and information systems (and public access to these systems), privacy concerns, cable TV, phone services, spectrum issues, communications tower siting, universal service, broadcasting and defense of city right-of-ways from degradation caused by installation of communication facilities. The appointment was announced by NLC President Mark Stodola, Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas.
The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Gary Resnick, mayor, Wilton Manors, Florida; and Vice Chairs Corina Lopez, councilmember, San Leandro, California; and Stephanie Piko, mayor pro tempore, Centennial, Colorado.
The City of San Leandro has embraced information technology in support of the City Council’s goal of transforming San Leandro into a center for innovation. These efforts were led by the implementation of Lit San Leandro, a public-private partnership that resulted in the installation of over 20 miles of high speed fiber optics to support commercial broadband availability. More recently, the City has successfully partnered with the education community to bring gigabit internet to schools, deployed free, high-speed wi-fi, and begun implementing Smart City technologies such as remote control functionality for LED street lights and smart irrigation systems in public parks.
For additional information, please contact Eric Engelbart, Deputy City Manager at 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 high-speed internet connectivity.
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