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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
+ 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)
+ 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.)
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 »
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 »
+ Make NYC rules a one stop shop in how the city’s regulations are changing.
+ All aspects of rules changing should be linked together. (eg videos, testimonies, events, should all be interlinked. Similar to How NYSenate.gov hosts Committee Meeting summaries)
+ More or less update the site to be functioning for general public.
+ 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
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 »
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.
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 >.
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.
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.
Digitizing the city's check register was a great first step in Open Government, but all of the city's subcontracting records should be included in http://www.checkbooknyc.com
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.
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.
Consolidate NYC Buiness Express and Business Solutions to be a one stop for NYC's business services. - Include, wizards for startups across all verticals (currently, Tech startups are missing.) - Include, how starups can provide services to government. - Include connections to programs like NYCEDC's Jumpstart. http://levin.suny.edu/jumpstartNYC/project.cfm and NYC Venture Connect, http://www.nycedc.com/program/nyc-venture-connect ...more »
Appoint a Chief Technology Council whose role is to create technology opportunities for women and minorities in NYC's technoogy economy. (Look to Chicago for guidance)
Continue incubator growth (fashion, manufacturing, green tech, transportation) & foster more non-traditional startup spaces (Media Center in bk, Fashion 2.0).
Commit to advocate for the opening up of library, museum, and archive data on all the boards the Mayor sits as ex-officio on (American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn Public Library, Carnegie Hall, El Museo del Barrio, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Jewish Heritage, ...more »
Include civic technology (municipal data science and computer science) courses in technology focused curriculums within New York Public Schools.