We at ResiStat have been thinking a lot about how to use technology to increase transparency and accountability in city government. Over the past several years, your participation, both online and in person, has made a dramatic impact on how Somerville is run. That's why ResiStat is excited to participate in a contest, challenging us to think of new ways to increase citizen participation. We are collecting answers to three main questions:
•What government information do you think people should have access to?
•In what format do you think this information should be delivered ?
•How do you think technology can be used to make government more transparent and accountable to citizens?
You can post your responses to this blog post. Or, if you would prefer, we have also created a 3-question survey here. We look forward to your feedback.