June was a busy month here at SeeClickFix. We welcomed Berkeley, CA, Hammond, IN, Charleston, IL, and Tontitown, AK as new government partners and saw the official launch of the Commonwealth Connect mobile application.
Commonwealth Connect, which was inspired by the Citizens Connect app in Boston, will serve 54 cities and towns in Massachusetts. You can read about the launch from press outlets in Springfield, Randolph, Fall River (here and here), Taunton, Whitman, Barnstable and Eastham, Chicopee, Lexington, Westborough (here and here), and Needham.
In established SeeClickFix cities, residents continue to bring about positive changes in their communities. SeeClickFixers in Saratoga Springs, NY urged the city to reorient a dangerous and confusing intersection. The city has now set aside $175,000 for the project. In Toronto, residents brought broken drinking fountains, dangerous pedestrian spaces, and a hazardous road situation for cyclists to the attention of city departments. The city scheduled fixes for all of the issues.
Finally, take a look at these SeeClickFix shoutouts on greenbiz.com, iRevolution, datascientist.co, and Financial Landscaper.
'Tis the Season for Potholes
With pothole season upon us SeeClickFix HQ is buzzing with excitement. Every Spring we see a considerable spike in citizen engagement platform wide. Our CEO Ben Berkowitz is famous for saying “potholes are the gateway to citizen engagement” and as the data shows he is spot on. We are all looking forward to see what municipalities have in store for their … Continued
SeeClickFix Helps Save Tax Dollars
SeeClickFix is not just a great way for citizens to get their concerns addressed by City Hall. In an era of budgetary pressure, it’s also a great way for cash-strapped municipalities to save money. This reality was highlighted very clearly in this insightful article in Government Technology. The basic problem the article outlines is that … Continued
“Accountability and transparency will only improve our city”
James Cappleman is running for Alderman in the 46th Ward in Chicago. He also is receiving publicly documented concerns from his constituents via SeeClickFix. On February 3rd Cappleman announced that he would like to see SeeClickFix integrated into the City of Chicago's business process. While the city can pay for SeeClickFix's pro tools we encourage … Continued
Omidyar Network and O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures Bring Neighborhoods and City Hall Closer Together with Investment in SeeClickFix
January 11, 2011, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Omidyar Network and O'Reilly AlphaTechVentures (OATV) today announced an equity investment in SeeClickFix, the developerof technologies that enable citizens to report and monitor non-emergency issues in theirlocal community. The investment reflects both organizationsâ belief that technology canscale programs that foster meaningful engagement among citizens, their local governmentand others … Continued