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Digital Update: Digital Workshops, Multifactor Authentication, the PSC, & more

Posted on January 25, 2021

Digital Workshops - New Approach to Budget Planning for Distributed Teams  In preparation for budget planning our team has started forecasting projects for the next fiscal year. Strategic planning with remote, distributed teams can be a challenge, but there are a number of digital tools our team uses to make collaboration work seamlessly. To help foster team contributions and share ideas in this workshop we used Google Jamboard, a tool that uses digital...

February Wellness Webinars

Posted on January 25, 2021

These classes are for all employees regardless of their health plan and you must register as space is limited. February 2:  Practical Skills Stress Management 11am   link2.2Stress.UCSD   February 3:  Thriving After the Holidays 11am   reglink2.3ThriveAM 1pm     reglink2.3ThrivePM   February 4:  Combatting Stress 11am   Register here! 1pm     Register here!   February 10:  Eating Mindfully 11am  ...

January Wellness Webinar

Posted on January 24, 2021

Just in! Please join Kaiser for their Thrive Thursday Wellness Webinars presented by Napa Solano Health Education! Wellness Webinars are designed for all employees regardless of their health plan. To register- click on the links below: January: COVID Effects on Mental Health (Thurs. January 28th, 2021) 11:00AM-12:00PM 1:00PM-2:00PM Note: all participants must register and space...

Digital Update: Interim Operations, Canal Wi-Fi Usage, Digital Marin, & More

Posted on January 8, 2021

The Show Goes On: Digital Service Interim Operations   With the recent departure of our Digital Service Director, Rebecca Woodbury, the Digital team is moving forward with ongoing operations, supporting in-flight projects, and working to setup our next Director for success. In this interim period our Civic Design Manager, Sean Mooney, will be overseeing the Department’s operations and the team is...

Digital Update: Marin Academy students, City event permits, delay send, & more

Posted on December 14, 2020

Marin Academy Class takes on Civic Tech in San Rafael The Marin Academy Transdisciplinary Leadership program is an application-based program for senior students to explore the nuances and perspectives of a social issue and then respond to it in partnership with outside organizations. The students in this year’s program are examining how city governments are...

December Health Topic: Mind/Body Wellness

Posted on December 1, 2020

Welcome to our health topic for December- Diabetes Prevention. You can find more resources at our Choose Better site The December challenge is “Keep Warm”.  The Keep Warm challenges invites you to donate a new or used coat to someone in need.  The coat can be any style or size.  You can give the coat to someone...

Digital Update: COVID Fatigue, Canal Wi-Fi, & More

Posted on November 20, 2020

COVID Fatigue—We're All Feelin’ it  Residents are tired of being cooped up, tired of being careful, tired of being scared. Our collective fatigue is making some people careless – one reason COVID-19 is rising sharply again in California and throughout the U.S. The analysis reveals a substantial drop in resident interest about CVOID-related issues over time across the board, suggesting...
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Digital Update: Press coverage, the final PSC move, & more

Posted on November 7, 2020

Esri Spotlights Open Restaurant Map Last week Esri, the company that makes ArcGIS software and apps to combine mapping and data analytics, published an article highlighting our Open Restaurant Map., which we made using their technology. The article, “San Rafael Supports Minority-Owned Businesses with Open Restaurants”, highlights our effort to support minority owned businesses that...

November Health Topic: Diabetes Prevention

Posted on November 1, 2020

Welcome to our health topic for November- Diabetes Prevention. You can find more resources at our Choose Better site November: The November challenge is “Hard Times”.  The Hard Times challenges invites you to donate non-perishable food to a charity.  You could complete this challenge by donating a can of soup, but why not make it more than...

Digital Update: Final Stages of PSC Move, Recreation Moves to City Website, Cybersecurity Training, & More

Posted on October 23, 2020

The Last Big Move into the Public Safety Center This Saturday marks the final push of moving equipment and services into the Public Safety Center as our team relocates Police servers from City Hall to their new home in the Public Safety Center. Services including the Police Department’s Computer Aided Dispatch system (RIMS) and the...

T-Mobile Work Perks-October

Posted on October 21, 2020

T-Mobile Work Perks Flyer October Promotions
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Digital Update: 1st floor updates, podcasts, Canal Wi-Fi, & more

Posted on October 9, 2020

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been working with Public Works to make changes to the first floor of City Hall so Parking Services, the Sustainability / Volunteer program, and Digital can move into our new space. The move requires several technology related projects to move into the new space—a new network that separates...

October Health Topic: Women’s Health

Posted on October 1, 2020

Welcome to our health topic for October — Women's Health You can find more resources at our Choose Better site The October challenge is “Break Time”.  The Break Time challenges invites you to consciously take a break at work each day during the month of October.  We know that many of you have mandatory breaks, but many...
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Digital Update: Canal Wi-Fi, COVID Outreach, Community & Childcare gets upgraded, & more

Posted on September 25, 2020

Canal Wi-Fi The Canal Wi-Fi project keeps making serious headway. We added a new access point at the Kerner pump station to increase signal coverage in the area.  We are working on getting two more root access point locations online in the heart to the neighborhood; these will provide connectivity to twelve access points sprinkled along Canal, Larkspur, Novato, and Fairfax Streets.  Some heavy lifting is required before we can install these devices...
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Digital Update: Wildfire Safety Webinar, Canal Wi-Fi, Solano Strong, & More

Posted on September 14, 2020

Virtual Wildfire Forum Last week, Christine helped the Fire Department put on a virtual wildfire forum that’s been streamed almost 400 times on YouTube. Over 60 questions were submitted ahead of time and Christine moderated a panel with Chief Darin White, Emergency Manager Quinn Gardner, and Sergeant Scott Eberle providing information about evacuation, preparedness, traffic...

September Health Topic: Flu Prevention

Posted on September 1, 2020

Welcome to our health topic for September- Flu Prevention. You can find more resources at our Choose Better site September: The September challenge is “Soup Kitchen”.  The Soup Kitchen challenges invites you to make one soup a week.  Generally speaking homemade soup is healthy because it contains nutritious vegetables and beans, which are sometimes hard to work...

Cyber criminals take advantage of increased remote work through vishing campaigns

Posted on August 27, 2020

As expected, cyber criminals are taking advantage of recent events and working as hard as ever to compromise company systems. Recently the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have issued a joint advisory (A20-233A) warning of an uptick in voice phishing (vishing) campaigns targeting remote workers. Vishing is...
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Digital Update: Managing Multiple Emergencies, Canal Wi-Fi, PSC, & More

Posted on August 23, 2020

Managing Public Information in the Time of Multiple Emergencies With various emergencies now overlapping, we expanded our “San Rafael Resilient” email newsletter to include information about potential power outages, air quality, wildfire, and the coronavirus. Did you see our latest edition? On Wednesday of this week, we covered information about the lightning storm induced wildfires,...

August Health Topic: Weight Management

Posted on August 1, 2020

Welcome to our health topic for August- Weight Management. You can find more resources at our Choose Better site The August challenge is “Drop Pop”.  The Drop Pop challenges invites you to give up soda during the work week.  This includes all types of sodas; regular, diet and caffeine-free.  We know that although soda might taste great,...
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Digital Update: Canal WiFi, the Public Safety Center move, and more

Posted on July 24, 2020

Canal WiFi Network Installation is underway for the Canal WiFi network. The County was able to secure additional equipment through a grant as well as another substantial donation from a private donor. We are starting to move into phase 2 which will be working with property owners to install equipment within buildings which will extend...
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