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General Ideas

People should be able to pay their electric bills online with city of Austin

People should be able to pay their electric bills online with city of Austin

Submitted by Unsubscribed User

Voting

87 votes
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Feature Request

Find next bulk pickup day

People should be able to find out their next bulky trash or large brush pick up day by entering their address.

Submitted by Unsubscribed User

Voting

57 votes
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General Ideas

should be able to see road closings for parades, festivals, etc

should be able to see road closings for parades, festivals, etc

Submitted by Unsubscribed User

Voting

36 votes
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General Ideas

People should be able to see their current water meter usage/charges online

People should be able to see their current water meter usage/charges online

Submitted by Unsubscribed User

Voting

26 votes
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General Ideas

Calendar for community events

create a calendar where people can post local events - i'm thinking about bike events specifically - critical mass, races, etc. check out atxbs.com for what i mean.

Submitted by Unsubscribed User

Voting

23 votes
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Content/Information Architecture

Provide Open API to government data

Provide an open, documented API to all data contained in the site. This will allow others to include that data in applications and mashups. Ideally it should be a RESTful interface

Submitted by Unsubscribed User

Voting

20 votes
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Feature Request

City of Austin Twitter feeds

The City should have a twitter feed for road closures, school closings, etc. available to citizens

Submitted by Unsubscribed User

Voting

19 votes
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Content/Information Architecture

"Just Moved Here?" Section

The City of Austin Web Site should have a "Just Moved Here?" section for new residents.

Submitted by Unsubscribed User

Voting

16 votes
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General Ideas

Map of city-sponsored free (still exist?) WiFi hotspots

People should be able to see a map of the city-sponsored WiFi hotspots around town, including extent of coverage.

Submitted by Unsubscribed User

Voting

14 votes
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Feature Request

Bicycle routes + google maps

We should work out a system wherein bicycle riders could search for easiest / most bicycle-friendly route between two points. Google maps has both car and pedestrian option; we need map system that helps cyclists find easiest route that shuttles them to routes with bicycle-friendly features (bike lanes, LAB, etc)

Submitted by Unsubscribed User

Voting

14 votes
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General Ideas

The new city website should be based in open source.

The new city website should be based in open source.

Submitted by Unsubscribed User

Voting

12 votes
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Content/Information Architecture

Machine-readable data feeds

I want machine-readable data on everything the city does: crime stats, business permit applications, restaurant inspections, and the like. In short, I desperately want EveryBlock (everyblock.com) for Austin.

Submitted by Unsubscribed User

Voting

11 votes
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