Chicago Works 1.2
Price: Free, Version: 1.1 -> 1.2 (iTunes)
An iPhone app developed by a Chicago alderman? Madness you say? Perhaps, but totally brilliant as well. Ok, so, he is not alderman yet, but with the introduction of this app and other innovative ideas coming from the 47th Ward candidate for Alderman, Ameya Pawar, we think he soon will be. Ameya (along with 2pensmedia, Inc.) has developed an application to attack City issues harming residents and stressing an already tenuous budget. The application allows Chicagoans to report problems, make service requests and provide feedback to their alderman. Ameya believes that in order for local government to work, it must come to the people. Engaging the citizenry in the daily administration of government will lead to more efficient allocations of tax dollars, increase transparency and increase trust in Chicago government. Ameya believes that Chicagoans want to have a say in how their tax dollars are spent and this application is one of Ameya's many ideas to engage the citizenry.
Chicago Works will enable Chicagoans to report problems, make service requests and provide feedback via a pilot program. The messages will be sent to email@example.com. The Renew Chicago team will forward all information to elected officials. After the pilot program has ended, Chicago works will have a link for Chicagoans to determine who their alderman is and then enable them to contact aldermen directly. Ameya hopes that future updates will allow Chicagoans to send information directly to the City of Chicago's 311 system.
Government should come to you and then work for all of us. Chicago Works is the first step towards participatory democracy. Let's Renew Chicago.
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