After a year of hosting informal events to introduce their friends and colleagues directly to other friends who were running for office, Austinites Nathan Ryan and Liz Coufal looked at the growing crowds and realized they had tapped into something bigger than themselves.
Posts Tagged: transparency
Where do you start when you decide to become a smart city? For Austin, one of the first steps is going paperless.
With open data, governments shouldn’t be transparent for transparency’s sake, but to grow the trust of the citizens in their leadership.
“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”
Knowledge is power, but it can be really difficult to get a handle on what’s going on with government. The key to creating more transparent government is leveraging digital technologies to make information accessible to everyone.
Social platforms can be great but can also lead to sticky situations. Consider reducing your digital footprint into something you’re comfortable managing.
As federal employees, it’s our civic duty to foster a culture of inclusiveness and educate those around us on the importance of accessibility.
Great public sector communication starts with you. It requires the ability to be a “jack of all trades.” Here are some tips that may help.
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.
Setting the goal of having coffee with 50 people forces you to be clear about your goals.