Councilmember Garcia Hosts City’s first “Digital Clean-Up”
2011-07-13 · By Editor
Councilmember Robert Garcia has invited residents to participate in the City’s first “Digital Clean-Up,” this Saturday, July 16, 2011. Participants will canvas the Downtown neighborhoods using their Smartphones and the GoLongBeach application to report graffiti, potholes, damage to sidewalks, illegally dumped items, and other issues for the City to address.
“The GoLongBeach app has been incredibly successful, and we want to encourage as many residents to use it as possible,” said Garcia. “This is a way for us to take care of our neighborhood, spend some time with friends and neighbors in the community, and use this great technology to make the city more livable.”
The GoLongBeach app was created last year based on a proposal by Garcia.
The app allows users to report code violations and other issues to the City with a Smartphone, such as an iPhone or Droid. Users can take a picture of the problem, write a description, and track the issue to resolution. The application automatically records the issue location with GPS.
As of this week, there have been over 5,900 service requests submitted, with 5,500 closed. The most common request is graffiti removal, with over 2,660 requests submitted and over 2,530 closed. The next most common issues were pothole requests, with 900 submitted and 770 closed, followed by illegal dumped items, with 800 submitted and 780 closed.
The City’s first “Digital Clean-Up,” Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 10:00-1:00pm. To participate in the first ever Digital Clean-Up, meet at the Kress Market at Pine & 5th, 10:00 am Saturday, and bring a Smartphone with the GoLongBeach app. Lunch will be provided.