Posts Tagged: MuniGov

Tonight on #LocalGovChat: @transpocamp ‘s @nickgrossman is our special guest. Join us at 9 EST.

Tonight we’ll have special guest Nick Grossman, of OpenPlans.org, to discuss the upcoming Transportation Camps – in NYC on March 5-6 and in SF on March 19-20. There is a ton of buzz about these events and some very interesting topics being thrown out for discussion. OpenPlans is doing some really exciting things with open… Read more »

The Case for Youth Engagement

(This article was prepared for the Oklahoma Academy’s 2010 Town Hall on municipal government. If, like me, your ADD struggles with the line spacing below, download the PDF here: The Case for Youth Engagement.pdf) The Case for Youth EngagementThe issue of youth engagement often falls on the back burner for most municipal governments — an… Read more »

How does #dcgov record bad debt? The accountants have spoken

A questions was raised in one of my earlier blog posts about where #dcgov records bad debt and where can it be found for analysis? I have consulted our accounting brains and have an answer for those interested: In a nutshell, there are two types of outstanding debt: 1) Outstanding receivables (such as tax liability,… Read more »

Tweeting from Frontline & ‘Jumping the Queue’ – Tonight on #localgovchat at 9 pm EST

Over the past few months, many participants in #localgovchat have suggested government agencies are ready or should at least strongly consider having their frontline staff – the ones who answer questions on the phone, at the counters and via email everyday – start tweeting to citizens as a customer service option. Why not? They apparently… Read more »

Social Media for Capacity Building

From Wired to Share I’ve never been much of a technologists, but communicating about government reform using network tools has quickly translated into a certain level of thought leadership in gov new-tech circles. However, as a City of San Francisco friend reminded me over lunch today, innovation ≠ technology. My driving interest in Gov 2.0… Read more »

Open Message to Fellow State and Local Government GovLoop Members

Approximately one month has gone by since I became “participative” on GovLoop. I became a member almost a year ago, but it took me awhile start utilizing the great opportunities available here. My background includes county, city, airport and hospital based procurement and e-procurement blended with bidding some federally funded capital projects under federal rules…. Read more »

Quick! Call 911 to get the 411 on 311

There is a lot of discussion about the need for governments to become more open, more transparent, sharing data with citizens. 311 services, anything considered non-critical services, are getting a lot of publicity now with Washington DC and San Francisco making big public splashes around their open 311 efforts. Vivek Kundra, Federal CIO, said this… Read more »