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Quick access to Civic Services Providers

I would like to enter my zip code and get the following list:

1. my official post office : website, [contact]

2. my official fire station: website, [contact]

3. my official police station : website, [contact]

4. my official user group/neighborhood association: website, [contact]

5. (elec, water, gas) utilities: website, [contact]

6. Trash collection, pickup: website, [contact]

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Every "event" in RSS

Be it calendars, civic meetings, city council meetings, etc.. the data, the minutes, everything published as an RSS feed. Well structured so it can be used by a blog or an application

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(@gregoryfoster)

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Subproject: Data Curation Project

On Saturday morning, May 16th, 2009, the City hosted a meeting soliciting input from the community as they re-ignite the CoA website redesign project. It became clear that the technical staff who will be responsible for implementation of the CoA website are enthusiastic fans of making as many data feeds available as possible. However, they are also privy to the realities of the heterogenous and often legacy computing ...more »

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more info about environmental impacts

i'd like to see easy access to envision central tx, austin energy, austin water conservation, austin watershed protection, city solid waste services, and etc -- on per capita eco impacts reporting. . .

 

obviously there are load studies and reports done in order to scale services.

 

why not share that with us citizens, so we can self monitor a bit more?

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(@mike.schoenfelder)

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Socially Organized Meta-Information Portal

Clearly, the CoA website needs to provide access to information and services sourced by CoA. However, there is no need to replicate information that is available elsewhere. The CoA website should serve as a centralized portal, aggregator, rebroadcaster & directory of information sources (not specific external content). Owners of the information sources should be able to self-register. CoA users should be able to tag, ...more »

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RAW DATA

Follow & conform with Linked Data W3C Project. Wikipedia paraphrasing 4 principles of Linked Data Tim Berners-Lee memo: * Use URIs to identify things that you expose to the Web as resources. * Use HTTP URIs so that people can locate and look up (dereference) these things. * Provide useful information about the resource when its URI is dereferenced. * Include links to other, related URIs in the exposed data as a means ...more »

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(@brucebostwick)

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Use WebKit (HTML5) Client Side Databases When Available

HTML5 includes a powerful client side SQL DB capability that hardly any sites use yet. This would be a perfect place to store user prefs and other user-specific data instead of in session variables, if the browser allows it. Could fall back to session variables and cookies for older browsers, but any WebKit based browser should be able to manage its own user data.

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feedback/ratings on public services

Ability to give feedback on services or agencies: ratings, kudos, complaints, requests for different hours or locations, etc. Of course, this would need some kind of "deputized" moderation that keeps it from being a flame-war, and doesn't scare the pants off the bureaucrats, yet allows real problems to "bubble up" and be seen.

Imagine what might happen with certain law-enforcement matters...

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