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“The City of Boston parking operation and revenue is 100% managed by the city. ParkMobile is a tool that simplifies the process for the city and its parking customers.”
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The leaders are dedicating $12 million to this cause
"You know, when you purchase something, the idea is you own it. But if you can't fix it, you don't own it, and that's part of our case for passing this law."
For some with personal connections to past mistakes, the consequences of unfettered ingenuity are no more easily ignored than mushroom clouds on the horizon
"That’s kind of the sentiment that both the government and these [smartphone] companies would like you to have—this feeling of powerlessness. And that’s the reason I try to keep a positive tone in the book."
The idea is hardly earth-shattering—just get a bunch of people socializing together who are all agreeing to set aside their devices for two hours.
When officials in Newton want to engage their constituents, they have an easy way to connect. Using tools and software from the Boston startup Involved, they’re able to, for example, gauge how much more money ratepayers are willing to spend to bring in more renewable energy.