Web-based GIS tools are already in use by governments and they have already proved their worth by providing citizens increased transparency and accountability. Now is the time to apply the same patterns and practices to redistricting, ultimately rebuilding trust in the process.
Posts Tagged: Redistricting
The root of this angst, or mistrust about redistricting, has to do with a lack of trust. Like laws and sausage, we never really see it get made.
Of late, a number of tools are popping up on-line to allow the average constituent redistrict their city/county, etc. While the one for Los Angeles has been available since May (facilitating a crowd-sourced effort), New York has recently made theirs available. The interesting twist on the New York release is that it is based upon… Read more »
Local Government Guidelines for Working with the Media During an Energy Emergency “This document provides strategies that local governments can use for communicating effectively with the media, and for cultivating relationships with both the media and the public during energy-related emergencies.” Code for America Announces Winners Several cities have been selected to participate in CfA’s… Read more »
Hello All, I know that it is a snow day for many individuals on the east coast today (or at least I know that our nonprofit corporate office stationed in Pennsylvania is having a snow-day), so I thought that I would share a fun new government game that with you that I found on a… Read more »