Olathe is being recognized nationally for its use of digital technology to enhance services to citizens.
The city ranked second in its size category in a survey by the Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities Program.
The survey examined local governments that use technology to work more efficiently and provide better services.
Olathe's use of technology includes using new media to reach residents, new property management systems, an automated calling and notification system and saving money by outsourcing some technology functions.
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For example, the city sends Twitter alerts during emergencies. New water meters send electronic signals that tell city officials how much water is being used.
"Given today's economic situation and the amount of cuts we have made, it is critical that we continue to find ways to do things better and more efficiently to continue meeting or exceeding our residents' high expectations, and using technology central to that success," said City Manager Michael Wilkes.
The 2010 Digital Cities Survey was underwritten by AT&T, Cisco, EMC, McAfee, Microsoft and Hyland Software, developers of OnBase.
Winners will be honored Dec. 2 at a ceremony in Denver.