Per one of my favorite subscription emails, Netted by the Webbys, there's now website that claims to report city issues on your behalf has added LA to its service area. Here's the scoop on SeeClickFix.
Report Problems and Improve Your City with SeeClickFix.
Complaining on the Internet isn’t exactly revolutionary (see: the comment section on just about any website).
But actually resolving a complaint on the Internet? That’s, well, groundbreaking.
SeeClickFix is a nationwide service that allows citizens to report and track non-emergency issues within their neighborhood. Users enter a brief description of the problem or upload photos of cars blocking traffic, dangerous potholes, graffiti or other public nuisances.
The site routes the complaint to the proper authority, and progress on the matter is routinely updated so you can pat yourself on the back once the issue is resolved (or continue to draw attention to it if it isn’t).
There are apps for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry so upright citizens can document disruptive situations as they see them. For everyone’s safety, complaints may be made anonymously.
This is the Internet, after all.
I don't know how well it will work, but I think it certainly would be great if it can do what it claims!
July 8, 2010
I've called the graffiti hotline many times and sometimes the crew is there the next day.
It's important to call so that the problem is recorded. The city keeps a tab on how many graffiti calls come in for CD11 and it will only help keeping the crew in Venice. He once told me that there were seven crews working CD 11 and once it was thought the city would cut it down to just two crews.
Use the online form-works GREAT!!