There’s a somewhat new service out there that allows anyone to report and track non-emergency issues anywhere in the world via the internet. The website ‘SeeClickFix’ claims it empowers citizens, community groups, media organizations and governments to take care of and improve their neighborhoods.
Well one local blogger tried it- with some interesting results. Here’s his story.
And here’s his follow up post after he checked into the situation a little more closely.
If you want to giveSeeClickFix a try yourself, click here. Let me know if you submit something and what kind of response you get.
I'm the blogger you reference in your post. I've been out of town which prevented me from responding when this was posted. SeeClickFix is not a government site. It's a crowd sourcing site where people can report and monitor problems. It's up to the local government to decide if and how they would participate. You can read more about the site at http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/04/crowdsourcing-the-dpw.html.
When I said 'New Government Reporting Site Gets Mixed Marks' I meant a site where you can report government issues, not that its a site run by the government. Sorry, I should have used a better headline.