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Monday, January 4, 2010

Getting In Touch With Local Government

Want to draw attention to that pothole on your street or the unsightly mess in a neighbors yard? may be just the site you are looking for? The service allows you to report a problem in your community which is then plotted on a Google map and the proper authorities are notified on your behalf.

According to the New York Times "Users can comment on the issue or label it resolved. Government agencies can post on the site to respond to residents, and journalists can use the site to communicate with readers and see which issues are most pressing to people."

Seems like an idea that is long overdue.