Near-sourced (mini) City Hall
An opt-in community of city government workers do all their work from a small pilot building near main City Hall. Everything in this space is made in the Bay Area - it is a living demonstration zone for physical, electronic, and software services. A small-scale designer in San Francisco designed the tables; a hardware hacker made the computers; a meet-up group is constantly working on open-source permitting software.
This work can be frustrating. Not everything works perfectly. However, the employees who work here volunteered - they wanted new ideas, a different workspace, and/or success for San Jose.
The services they work on initially are non-auxiliary, and sometimes they overlap. However, what is incubated here gets transitioned into main City Hall workings.
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