Great video explaining the power of citizen engagement

Even though our time with the Town of Cary Technology Task Force (TTF) is almost over, I can’t stop researching. I’ve had the same experience with car and house shopping. You can’t turn off those compulsive Google searches even after you’ve found what you’re looking for.

Last week, I found this video on citizen engagement from PBS News Hour. It features a couple of tools we’ve discussed in our TTF meetings – SeeClickFix and MindMixer.

Some of my favorite moments in the video:

The quote from the mayor of Omaha on the town’s experience with their Engage Omaha citizen engagement effort:

If somebody has an idea at 3 a.m., they can go online and tell us about it.

And the story about how the hot dog vendor’s music annoyed one lady, but was actually beloved by the majority of the local folks.

Check it out and let us know what you think.

One thought on “Great video explaining the power of citizen engagement

  1. Yep, it’s a good use of technology and I like the discussion over at: http://www.walkbikenc.com/what-changes-can-be-made-to-improve-safety-for-walking-or-bicycling-where-you-live-or-work/get-them-off-the-highway

    Imagine if there were a discussion ona fire sculpture II or ideas about where to park at the refurbished theater in downtown!

    The dialogue needs to be TWO-WAY, unlike the WCPSS public hearings where it is all supposed to be one-way venting, etc.

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