Those of us who work for local government who are here on govloop have spent some time talking about how we would like to see “Gov 2.0” used at the local government level. Well, here is a local government leader who is doing just what we asked!
The police chief for Lincoln, Nebraska, has a blog that he updates at least a couple of times a week, mostly more than that. He reads the comments, as evidenced by responses in the comments section and references to comments in later posts. Today’s post is a super duper example of using Web 2.0 to engage the community actively in the types of government decisions that matter to them most:
Among the crime patterns we discussed last night, at our regular ADUDAT meeting, was a group of four larcenies from auto occurring at Churches within the past two weeks. A larceny from auto is a case in which someone illegally enters a motor vehicle and steals stuff inside…. So, here we are, on the verge of a big Church week, where the number of services and the number of attendees goes through the roof. I’m challenging non-LPD readers to come up with strategies to combat this crime[emphasis mine]
Yay Chief Casady!