Councilmember Krekorian Releases eGovernment Apps
LOS ANGELES – Councilmember Paul Krekorian is proud to announce his release of two new e-government applications designed by his office to increase transparency, accountability, and improve the quality of life and efficiency of city services in his district.
[Update: Get the newest version of the Android app by clicking here, or searching for "Krekorian CD2" in the Android Market on our phone.]
The iPhone and Android applications – available for free online in each respective marketplace – were conceptualized, designed and created in-house, by Krekorian’s staff. They offer constituents in Council District 2 unparalleled access to their councilmember’s office.
“My constituents’ needs don’t stop at 5:00, nor should their ability to interact with their council office,” Councilmember Paul Krekorian said. “With these new apps, we are able to serve residents 24 hours a day. Constituents will no longer have to wait until our office opens to tell us about graffiti, to receive the latest news from our district or to find basic information about our office. Government at your fingertips is now a reality in our office.”
Each application offers news updates, as well as contact information to each district office synced to Google Maps. They provide a user-friendly method for residents to submit a picture and brief report about issues in their neighborhood, such as potholes, graffiti, stray shopping carts, bulky items that need to be picked up, etc.
“Obviously, residents can call our office or visit us in person to report issues in the district,” Councilmember Krekorian said. “But driving to our office or giving us a call during working hours may not fit into everyone’s schedule. Now, residents can contact us wherever they are, whenever they want, and my staff will get in touch with them and get to work on the problem as quickly as possible.”
Since taking office on Jan. 5, Councilmember Krekorian has set a new standard for serving constituents through new media technologies. In addition to a string of Google maps, his office operates a policy blog (cd2policy.blogspot.com) that details important City Council committee meetings – a first in City Hall – and maintains a website (cd2.lacity.org) that features news reports around his district and connects constituents with Facebook, Twitter (@PaulKrekorian) and other means to interact with their councilmember.
For technical support or general inquiries about this app, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.