smart cities

As technology advances and become more affordable, state and local governments should explore innovative ways to deliver public services more efficiently by automating processes (thereby eliminating payroll costs), modernizing out-modeled technologies, and replacing outdated utilities with state-of-the-art utilities through privatization and public-private partnerships. Objective, verifiable data should be incorporated into state and local policy planning as much as possible.

When economically feasible, smart cities technology should be used to improve local tech infrastructure, attract international and out-of-state investment, and improve the quality of life of Texas residents.