Re: [openny] A "Democracy" page for NYC.gov?

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
NYCwiki.org, and the participation of government and community groups
in pioneering such projects.

http://nycwiki.or...­

http://nycwiki.or...­

http://nycwiki.or...­

Thanks,
Richard

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 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
> online?
>
> Thanks,
> Steven Clift
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