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 >.
+ 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
Establish city-wide protections for white hat hackers who highlight bugs and/or deliver previously privatized government data back into the public domain.
Some forms of hacking should not be illegal. The burden of proof on prosecutors should be that the public good has been hurt when government data is being dealt with.
That the city, to promote efficient access to broadband capability for all citizens and businesses, research the feasibility of and promote "local loop unbundling" as now implemented in many EU locals in a manner similar to what has been successful in the Netherlands.
It is imperative that public resources be devoted to ensuring that this scale of damage must not happen again. Seawalls must be considered; power stations must be protected.
Gov. Cuomo called for some level of protection in his State of the State, but there... more »
- 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 »
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
Second, NYC notify should become a 360° notify program that is fully integrated into public space.
+ Bus shelters
+ 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 »
Require New York City government to always consider Open Source or Free Software for new software so that our City can reduces costs and new software can also benefit the rest of New York State and United States.
As we have grown from a post industrial society to an information economy, “information” itself has become a very valued commodity. On the private side, credit card companies buy and sell your credit reports and magazines share your subscriptions so that... more »
Sponsor NY team exchange with other countries teams. so NY entrepreneurs can see and learn more of the need out side the city.
+ 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.
Civic Hackers, Students, Researchers, Independent contractors can then "bid" on these projects.
This not only saves money (the traditional RFP process introduces too much overhead and automatically eliminates people who are not familiar with it), it also seeds the Civic Innovation ecosystem.... more »