Alex Hillman: CfA is a Hall Pass for Bureaucracy

Yesterday, co-founder of Indy Hall Alex Hillman (@alexknowshtml) wrote up a terrific article about Code for America and its effect on Philadelphia on his blog dangerouslyawesome.

Here’s an excerpt of “A Hall Pass for Bureaucracy – Code for America Philadelphia”:

When I first heard about Code for America, what intrigued me the most was the concept of a “bolt-on” group of individuals who ultimately have to abide by the rules of operating within government and the civic ecosystem, but at the same time, are given a bit of a “hall pass” to move through the layers of bureaucracy… I think that the CFA process helped prime the pumps for the continued development of a new style of trusting relationship between city hall and citizens.

Definitely read the whole post, as Alex makes a smart and well-written case for pushing the citizen-government relationship forward. We’re thrilled to be a part of it!

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