I am working on the Sunshine 2.0 guide -
http://pages.e-de... - right now for the national
League of Women Voters. They will be using the guide to
encourage better support for democracy online locally across
To inform my drafting, I am cruising through the top ten rated cities
for "citizen participation" online from the U.S. Municipalities
E-Governance Survey 2008 - article is linked down the list at
Denver was 10th, NYC 9th ... I have it in my mind that there should be
a general citizen-oriented "Democracy" or "Participate" page available
from the home page - a section that helps everyday people get involved
- from elections to engaging elected officials and appointed bodies
between elections. Denver sort of has one with their "City Government"
tab - http://www.denver... . Their sub-page"Get Involved" is the
right idea, but it is light in content.
On the NYC.gov site, the "Government" section doesn't seem to even
link to the City Council although it is linked on the home page after
the mayor's office is linked a second time.
Anyway, what do folks in NYC think should be done to make existing and
future online support for local democracy more accessible or visible
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