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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