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

From: Steven C.
Sent on: Monday, September 13, 2010 10:34 PM
Richard,

I am a huge neighborhoods online fan ... What are some of the most active ones and why?

In London they are having an unconference connecting what I call "locals online.". Has this crowd met peer to peer in NYC? FYI - locals online community: http://e-democrac...­

Steve

P.s. My hood in mpls: http://e-democrac...­

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On Sep 11, 2010, at 7:11 PM, Richard <[address removed]> wrote:

> 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
>> 
>> P.S. Please answer my quick five thinking question survey:
>> http://www.survey...­
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Steven Clift - http://stevenclif...­
>>   Executive Director - http://E-Democrac...­
>>   Follow me - http://twitter.co...­
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>> 
>> 
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