. 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
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).