People should be able to find out their next bulky trash or large brush pick up day by entering their address.
The City should have a twitter feed for road closures, school closings, etc. available to citizens
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)
The City currently provides street closure information on several web pages, linked from here:
The information is an extremely difficult form to consume. This information should be provided in a more consumable form, either XML or using microformat markup. This would allow people to use this information in interesting ways, such as Google maps mashups.
City 3-1-1 needs a better platform. More user friendly, easier to track your issues and see others on a site specific level (mapping).
If Austinites are regularly monitoring and attempting to reduce smog levels, you'll see initiatives like lightrail, bike lanes and the cleanup of Cap Metro happen a lot faster. Let's set goals, and have big parties all over town if... more »
If you've ever filed paperwork with the city, you know it's a pain.
The city's website should include resources for people who are homeless and unemployed. This includes reading materials and contact numbers, and allows people to manage their cases online as need requires. Filing what used to be "paperwork" could be signed with a digital signature.
CoA should focus on e-Services, including online accessible fillable forms, online submission of permit applications, reservation requests for facilities (with reservation/payment via PayPal). Most importantly, implement web design standards across site (see example of text underlined at http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/development/bpinfo1.htm#FAQs)
Currently, that data is locked away in paper bills... more »
I'd like to see a list of all the vendors along Town Lake, coded on a map so I can walk straight to them. Also, need to have their phone numbers & email addresses.
Ability to weigh in on timely issues, especially just before a vote occurs.
What happened to all the surveys people did a couple of years ago? Can those responses be posted?
It has to be Spanish/English. I would like two avatars, so you can post a question to her/him and get a response that way.
A mass notification system - in the event of a power outage, storm, crisis, or other city wide event; a message could be sent out to all users via a number of different communication options that the user could select (SMS, Recorded call, E-Mail, maybe even Twitter) providing the users with a short description of the event and any special instructions/precautions that people should heed.