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Feature Request

Provide street closure information in a consumable form.

The City currently provides street closure information on several web pages, linked from here:

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/roadworks/rwwork.htm

 

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.

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Measuring Austin's Smog Levels

Smog causes cancer, asthma, global warming and makes living in a city generally unliveable. So why not post the smog measurements on the website as well as what we are doing to stop it?

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 »

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Resourcers for those in need

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.

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General Ideas

A few items

I'd like to see city job postings, various programs, rebates, tax incentives, etc available to residences, current issues and space for open discussion about them, blog/vlog space for community leaders and elected officials.

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Search Engine Optimization

This is a basic idea. The site must be found on search engines, meet accessibility standards and provide great user experience.

This begins with keyword research-- knowing what users type into search engines when they want to find the website. This also includes SEO strategy and measurement. Tracking the number of inbound links plus gaining new ones. Checking to make sure all the pages are indexed on search engines.... more »

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