News Flash

Press Releases

Posted on: November 20, 2020

City of Palmdale Named Finalist in Smart Cities Readiness Challenge 2020

The Smart Cities Council, a global organization which supports cities around the world in their pursuit to embrace technology and data as a force for good,  is inviting the public to cast their vote for the top city in its Smart Cities Readiness Challenge 2020, of which the City of Palmdale is a finalist. 

Voting will be available from Nov. 18 through Jan. 5 at  https://smartcitiescouncil.com/article/smart-cities-council-announces-finalists-first-readiness-cohorts-2021.This year’s theme is “Cities Helping Cities.” 

As a member of the national Smart Cities Council, Palmdale was invited to participate in the 2020 challenge. City staff defined projects that promoted sustainability and resiliency, and developed an integrated master plan for implementing smart technology initiatives focusing on three key areas: technology/innovation, public safety, and sustainability.

After submitting the application in October, the City was named as a finalist and was asked to submit a video narrative about its Smart City initiatives to engage with other cities who share similar goals and who may be experiencing some of the same issues faced during this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Despite these challenging times, Palmdale continues to look for ways to stay on the cutting edge to improve our community in all facets, including the area of technology,” said Palmdale Mayor Steve Hofbauer. 

“As Palmdale progresses toward becoming a leading Smart City, City staff are always on the lookout for cutting edge technologies and operational methods and are actively engaged in collaboration with our local stakeholders to identify and develop areas to enhance the livability and workability in the community,” said Palmdale City Manager J.J. Murphy.  “It is an honor to be recognized for these efforts.”

For more information about the City's participation in this program, contact the Environment and Technology division at 661/267-5970.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Press Releases

Smash Mouth Tickets Still Available

Posted on: July 19, 2022

Music in the Parks Returns for 2022

Posted on: June 15, 2022

City of Palmdale Offers Yoga Classes

Posted on: April 26, 2022

MA: Grand Opening - Dutch Bros

Posted on: March 28, 2022

Coach and Bus Recruitment Event

Posted on: March 23, 2022

Lockheed Martin Hiring Event

Posted on: March 11, 2022

Free E-Waste Disposal Event This Saturday

Posted on: February 17, 2022

SAVES Seeks Volunteers

Posted on: November 11, 2021

MA: Veterans Day Ceremony in Palmdale

Posted on: November 10, 2021

Free Paper Shredding Event Coming Up

Posted on: November 9, 2021

MA: Veterans Day Ceremony

Posted on: October 27, 2021

Pumpkin Walk Coming to Massari Park

Posted on: October 19, 2021

Legacy Commons to Host Rummage Sale

Posted on: September 21, 2021

City Hall to Close for Labor Day Holiday

Posted on: September 2, 2021

Get Your Art on at Palettes in the Park

Posted on: August 31, 2021

Miss Juneteenth USA Visits the AV

Posted on: August 9, 2021

TreeCircus Coming to Palmdale

Posted on: July 13, 2021

Fireworks Safety Press Conference

Posted on: June 21, 2021

Yellen Park Monument Sign Installed

Posted on: March 3, 2021

Pearblossom Highway Now Open

Posted on: February 25, 2021

Shanae Smith Named City Clerk of Palmdale

Posted on: September 24, 2020

Palmdale Awarded $500,000 LEAP Grant

Posted on: September 15, 2020

Palmdale City Library to Host Pirate Day

Posted on: September 14, 2020

City Hall to Close for Labor Day Holiday

Posted on: September 4, 2020