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Better NYC Election Tools / NYC Votes

Improve the NYC election process by the following

+ Get to Know Your Candidates Tool

+ API around election / voting data

+ ability to donate via SMS

+ a one stop shop app with all election information and donating options within the app

+ early voting

+ electronic voting registration

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Improve NYC Maps / Pluto Data

NYCityMap should have a full fledged API < http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/nycitymap/ >. + All datasets should have a clear GeoTaged locations / Improvements to open data catalog of all available data sets plotted on a base map. + MapPLUTO data should be free < http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/bytes/applbyte.shtml > + Improve/add additional maps - 311 integration - 911 Call integration - Crime map - Green infrastructure ...more »

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Bring community boards into the 21st Century

Provide easily navigable Community Board meeting information and meeting notes in machine-readable format.

 

Include: Livestreaming, 311 metrics / dashboards into community issues, online surveys and maps.

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Digitize the City Record

Provide NY City Record in a machine readable format with real time search and geo search capabilities (think Google). Provide notices in a calendar view and provide extensible API.

 

http://a856-internet.nyc.gov/nycvendoronline/home.asp

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Open 311 API

Just as 311 opened the door for crowd sourcing NYC's problems and information, the adoption and full implementation of a Open 311 Read/Write API will bring 311 into the 21st Century.

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Open FOIL

Create and maintain an OpenFOIL tool (aka more than a FOIL tracker) that provides metric, assists in the opening up of FOILed items.

 

* FOIL is NY's Freedom of Information Law. This is one of the most progressive Freedom of Information Laws in the nation.

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Improved public safety data (NYPD / FDNY)

NYPD

+ Release all data as machine readable and via an update API

+ Detailed Crash (motor vehicle, bike, and pedestrian) Data

+ 911 location and types of calls

+ Precinct Locations and Chain of Command Structure (where permissible)

 

FDNY

+ Fire Hydrant data so we can build adopt-a-hydrant (See Boston)

+ 911 location and types of calls (see seattle)

+ 911 response times (see L.A.)

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Introduce We the People for NYC.gov

All levels of NYC government, an online petition tool like the White House's "We the People" should exist. The City has experimented with "Change by us" but it doesn't seem to have the same type of attention.

 

http://nyc.changeby.us/#start

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Yelp.gov - the 21st Century Greenbook & agency accountability

After years of not being printed, the NYC Greenbook was finally digitized. As the 20th Century's gold standard for Government transparency, this tool needs to be updated. < http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/about/greenbook.shtml > For the 21 Century, we imagine a Yelp.gov like service that is a dashboard into our city. From Parks to Agencies with customer service tellers, this site will layout all of the Agency's contact ...more »

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Participatory Budgeting tool

With 8 million dollars of our tax dollars being allocated via participatory budgeting, NYC should have a real PB tool beyond a Wordpress install < http://pbnyc.org >.

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Improved the NY City Council Site

+ Better municipal legislation search interface. (a la NY Senate’s Open Legislation search interface)

+ Add videos to Meeting Details.

+ Allow for public comments on Bill (a la NY Senate’s Open Legislation commenting system)

+ Online petition site

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Grow NYC Notify / SMS notification options

First, NYC Digital's website should become a one stop for social media / developer / civic data apps (see http://digital.cityofchicago.org ) Second, NYC notify should become a 360° notify program that is fully integrated into public space. + Bus shelters + Payphones + Deploy a feed that can be incorporated into elevators, + POS cash registers, and other public information screens. + An public API that can be integrated ...more »

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