Here's something interesting: Palo Alto City council emails sent to staff
are posted online
are posted online
On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 10:16 AM, Steven Clift <<email obscured>>wrote:
> I am working up some slides for a speech this week - http://newsout.org
> . I am looking for:
> 1. The best local or state government example of providing online access
> to public meetings - webcasts, decision-making documents (before the
> meeting), unexpected hand outs, real-time public questions, personalized
> meeting notifications, etc.
> 2. A community that uses a unique Twitter #hashtag to discussion/react
> to public meetings in real-time - particularly useful for those watching
> on television or webcasts. Sort of like what happened with the Minnesota
> Senate recount: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23mnrecount
> 3. Local/state versions of http://www.usaspending.gov
> 4. Local sites with local government salaries online (I've seen
> state-focused sites put up by the media) - government direct or media
> 5. Anything like a U.S. local version of http://FixMyStreet.com or
> smaller town versions of http://everyblock.com - Also, state and local
> sites like http://OpenCongress.org or http://GovTrack.us that local or
> state government databases to providing interesting tools to the public.
> 6. Online news sites that have become the primary interface for webcasts
> of local public meetings, meeting schedules, source materials, etc. A
> public cable access service that does this would also be of interest.
> 7. Any government accountability/anti-corruption sites modeled after
> http://english.seoul.go.kr/gover/initiatives/inti_open_system.htm in
> other places.
> 8. A government or media website that provides personalized real-time
> "what's new" alerts on public documents - Like Google News Alerts, but
> digging into the depth of decision-making/legislative information.
> 9. Any local government that has decided to or has past an ordinance
> requiring that all public meetings be recorded (and perhaps now record
> them digitally and at least post audio for on-demand access).
> Steven Clift
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