Re: [openny] A "Democracy" page for

From: Richard
Sent on: Saturday, September 11, 2010 8:11 PM
Hi Steven et al,

Well, we certainly do encourage "Democracy" pages and projects at, and the participation of government and community groups
in pioneering such projects.





On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 1:25 PM, Steven Clift <[address removed]> wrote:
> 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
> the nation.
> 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
> http://pages.e-de...­
> 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 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
> online?
> Thanks,
> Steven Clift
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