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Chula Vista

Population: 270,431 / City Manager Gary Halbert

The City of Chula Vista is leading the international smart city movement with state-of-the-art technology and data analytics tools that improve quality of life and contribute to economic growth. Chula Vista's commitment to smart city innovation is reflected in its detailed strategic plan and numerous initiatives in progress.

Featured Programs

  • Already home to the Chula Vista Police Department’s Drone as First Responder pilot program, in addition to being a Federal Aviation Administration-designated city for the UAS Integration Pilot Program, intended to accelerate safe drone integration and craft new rules that support more complex low-altitude operations.

  • U.S. Department of Transportation-designated Autonomous Vehicle Proving Ground, intended to be a real-world laboratory for validating autonomous vehicle technology. Includes access to the Chula Vista Mobility Hub, which explores true multi-modal transportation — micromobility, autonomous vehicles, bus, EV charging, rideshare, etc. — in a central location.

  • Making city information public and improving the Chula Vista's practice of adopting more data-driven decision-making across the City.

  • Reducing traffic congestion via smart traffic monitoring and controls.

  • City-wide network upgrades to facilitate innovation and economic development within the City.

  • Remotely operated sprinklers which customize watering schedules based on soil moisture and weather conditions, reducing unnecessary water use and enhancing sustainability.

Open RFPs and Challenges