A call for technology driven Community Boards in NYC


Jessica Lappin, currently a City Council member and Manhattan Boro President candidate, just released a paper on the future / reform of community boards. In this document, there is some juicy TECH DRIVEN POLICY tidbits.
Some take aways… 
1. Taking boards into the 21st Century 
  – Community Stat 
  – Live streaming 
  – Online surveys and crowd-sourcing maps 
2. Greater diversity on boards 
  – adding small business owners and engineers. 
4. Online training of responsibilities 
5. Digital tools for planning and development 
6. Onlineing the business application process
These are great TECHNOLOGY driven policies to bring our land use councils / aka Community Boards into the 21st Century. I will be adding this to the Open NY 2013 Goals and workshop reading list.
* This posting doesn’t not constitute an endorsement of this candidate.