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San Antonio’s Smart City program, also called SmartSA, uses emerging technology and data “to improve people’s lives,” according to the city’s website.

Since the beginning in October 2016, the program, run by the city’s Office of Innovation and its Internet Technology Services department, had no regular policy guidance from City Council. That changed Tuesday afternoon with the city unveiling its newest committee focused on innovation and technology.

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People go to animal shelters with a specific dog in mind: age, color, breed, temperament, etc. And when they don’t find it, says Kate Mason with the city’s Office of Innovation, they leave.


“And the onus is on them to continue to come back or look online, and lots of times they lose interest,” Mason said.