People should be able to pay their electric bills online with city of Austin
should be able to see road closings for parades, festivals, etc
People should be able to see their current water meter usage/charges online
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.
People should be able to see a map of the city-sponsored WiFi hotspots around town, including extent of coverage.
The new city website should be based in open source.
People should be able to track applications for city contracts online
We need something like Vancouver is doing. See this http://www.straight.com/article-220944/city-vancouver-set-back-open-source-open-standards-open-data Here is draft language THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Austin endorses the principles of: • Open and Accessible Data - the City of Austin will freely share with citizens, businesses and other jurisdictions the greatest amount of data possible while respecting ...more »
I think we should keep and/or enhance the City's map of local businesses and business districts. The only downside is how hard it is to find on the site!
Neighborhood groups should be searchable by address. Right now you can only search by neighborhood group name. That's not very helpful.
Make this model available to local businesses - e.g. the Hideout Theatre _really_ needs a better site, and they're cool
Have a place that lists all the promises made you the voters of Austin and give a grade for each section.
A free link to all the business events / networking for the business community, non-profit community, arts community, etc...
Having worked at High Tech companies and a dot.com I want to see a lot of pictures of life in Austin. I have many friends overseas and I want to show them a taste of Austin and there are not to many websites that have pictures of Austin and the Austin lifestyle. This new city of Austin website needs it.
Take a poll on this idea....
Kick it around... does it make sense?
Take Metro Rail "Carbon Neutral"
Why not be the first.