Our last crowdsourced endeavor was a real success -- with dozens of GovLoopers contributing over 80 examples of points of interaction between citizens and government -- so why not push our luck and try another?
With the election behind us, it's time to focus on government, how it functions, and how that functioning can be improved to make gov work even better on behalf of the taxpayers it's here to serve.
That's why I'm asking anyone and everyone who has 30 seconds to spare to answer a very simple, straightforward question:
If you could change one thing about how your government operates, what would it be?
The idea is to solicit specific, concrete priorities for things citizens would most like to see their government change, improve, or tackle. Things like "change how contracts are awarded," "reform campaign finance laws," and "shorter lines at the DMV" are just a few ideas. Submissions can focus on local, state, or federal government.
After I get some data, I will post an update here with a breakdown of the priorities and ideas received. Thanks in advance for your insight and for helping out with this experiment in crowdsourcing!