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Free File Cabinets

Posted on April 11, 2019

Digital Services has three small file cabinets available for pickup by another department.  Al three are almond color, one with a wooden top, but we did lose the keys over the years.  See the pictures and measurements below.  Contact the Support Desk (x3462) for more info.
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Digital update: digital services act, community engagement, and more

Posted on April 5, 2019

Digital Service Act Mayor Philips and Vice Mayor McCullough recently signed a letter to voice our support for the proposed Digital Service Act, proposed by Senator Kamala Harris. The Act would create a pool of $15 million annually in grant funding for state and local governments to hire technology talent and other digital service projects....

April Health Topic- Stress Management

Posted on April 2, 2019

Welcome to our health topic for April — stress management. The April challenge is “Unplug to Recharge”.  This month we encourage you to sleep with your cell phone in another room!  Your bedroom is an excellent place for you to recharge, but it is not the best place for you to charge your phone!  If you...

Kaiser- New Member Experience

Posted on April 2, 2019


March 2019 All Hands Recap

Posted on March 29, 2019

On March 29, the Department of Digital Service and Open Government held their monthly all-hands meeting. Highlights The Tech Support Team is working to evaluate how knowledge base articles relate to staff self-service. Please familiarize yourself with these and reference them when you respond to tickets. Thanks for helping to declutter Room 207 earlier this...

Dare to Lead: 2 Day Courage-Building Program

Posted on March 21, 2019

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Furniture for Free

Posted on March 15, 2019

Digital Services has a really nice lateral filing cabinet and matching set of shelves available for the first department needing either of these items.  We also have a glass table top that might be handy in an office or meeting room.  Contact the Support Desk (x3462) for more info. - Wooden lateral filing cabinet (36"...
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Digital Update: communication team, Station 52, and happy women’s day

Posted on March 8, 2019

Communications Team Kick-off Meeting On February 26, we kicked off the first meeting of the Citywide Communications Team, a group of interdepartmental representatives charged with the strategic planning, coordination, and dissemination of Citywide communications and community engagement. The objective of the group is to build a more inclusive, participatory, and engaged community in San Rafael...

Excess Furniture

Posted on March 8, 2019

Digital Services has several furniture items that we no longer need.  Contact the Support Desk (x3462) for more info. - Steel mail sorter with adjustable shelves (48" W, 13" D, 32" H) - Stackable plastic shelves (36" W, 18" D, up to 72" H) - Multiple office chairs (various colors, one aeron-style, several fabric style)

March Health Topic- Nutrition

Posted on March 1, 2019

Welcome to our health topic for March — nutrition. This month, we have some great tips that make healthy eating both easy and tasty. Visit to find nutritious and delicious recipes. The March challenge is “Lights Out”.  This month we encourage you to go to bed at the same time each week night (give or...
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Be Part of the Climate Solution: Free Class for San Rafael Employees

Posted on February 25, 2019

Resilient Neighborhoods and the City of San Rafael are partnering to offer Resilient Offices, a free five-session workshop series at which you will go on a “low carbon diet” to reduce your carbon footprint and get prepared for emergencies at home and at work. You will take simple actions such as trimming energy, reducing waste, conserving...
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Digital Update: A/V training, new position, and @mentions

Posted on February 25, 2019

Council Chambers A/V Training Sessions Last week we worked with our vendor CMS to correct audio issues in the Council Chambers and collect additional Assisted Listening/Translation devices due to the recent increase in demand. Staff also cleared out older equipment and will be working with the Facilities division to address final aesthetic improvements including cable...

New Process for Major Printing Jobs

Posted on February 25, 2019

We are now working with the County of Marin Printing Services division for printing services instead of our in-house print shop. The County’s Print Shop offers full service printing including business cards, brochures, posters and banners, letterheads, door hangers, postcards, newsletters, and more. Copy and print jobs can be submitted in-person (at the County) or...

February 2019 All Hands Recap

Posted on February 22, 2019

On February 21, the Department of Digital Service and Open Government held their monthly all-hands meeting. Highlights On Tuesday, the vendor picked up our leased printer so we no longer have an in-house print shop function. We are now outsourcing all major print jobs to the County of Marin. During the transition, we will support...
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Chairs and Corner Shelf Available!

Posted on February 15, 2019

Contact Lidia or Daniel for pick up!

Digital Update: brand guidelines, collaboration tools and strategic planning

Posted on February 11, 2019

Council Chambers Audio/Video Our last City Council meeting faced several challenges related to technology and audio. Due to an overwhelming request for translation devices we exceeded our capacity for providing this service. Additionally, feedback from a microphone caused disruptions that at one point halted the meeting. We are working on solutions for both issues. Our...

February Health Topic: Heart Health

Posted on February 1, 2019

Welcome to our health topic for February — heart health. This month, we focus on simple things you can do to protect your heart and reduce the risk of heart disease. The February challenge is “Write It”.  This month we invite you to journal for 15 days.  It doesn’t matter if you use a computer or...

Digital Update: strategic planning, agile, and ad-blocking

Posted on January 25, 2019

Strategic Planning Sessions What’s our purpose? Why do we exist? Our management team is getting super existential and has begun work on strategic planning for the future of our Department. We’ve started by focusing on building vision and values that will serve as a foundation of our goals in the years ahead. Our vision is...

January 2019 All-Hands Recap

Posted on January 25, 2019

On January 24, the Department of Digital Service and Open Government held their monthly all-hands meeting. Highlights Mail services are soon moving from inside Room 207 to the end of the hallway in lockable cabinets. This will create more work space and reduce distractions. In February, we will start outsourcing all major printing jobs to...
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Meeting with Purpose

Posted on January 15, 2019

Have you ever been in a meeting that could have been an email? Have you ever felt like a meeting was a waste of time? We are working to help change the culture of wasteful meetings and encouraging staff to respect staff time by using it wisely. We call our campaign "Meeting with Purpose," and our...
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