Monday, January 11, 2016

SeeClickFix Names Richmond as #3 Fixer City for 2015


SeeClickFix recently detailed a list of the 2015 Top 50 Fixer Cities in the nation and the City of Richmond ranked third for 2015. The ranking is due to the City fixing 28,841 issues of the 29,775 issues opened in 2015. The most requested service type was Trash/Bulk-ups with 16,123 opened issues, of which the City acknowledged 15,982 and closed 15,618. A detail of the 2015 SeeClickFix reported issues for Richmond, VA is available by clicking here.

SeeClickFix is a major component of Mayor Dwight C. Jones’ Mayor’s Participation, Action, and Communications Team (MPACT) initiative. MPACT was launched in 2010 to provide a structured mechanism for the proactive, reciprocal exchange of information between residents and City administration.

“MPACT encourages community participation, drives City action and fosters communication to develop a shared vision for our city's future,” said Mayor Jones. “I encourage all City residents to get involved by attending MPACT meetings, calling 3-1-1, and by reporting priority issues on the City’s MPACT website or through the SeeClickFix website or smart phone app.”

SeeClickFix was founded in 2008 to empower citizens with tools to publicly document quality of life concerns in their neighborhoods. By radically improving the quantity and quality of this data, SeeClickFix was quickly adopted by local governments, who needed a better way to receive information from citizens.

This exchange helped to build one of the largest neighborhood networks in the world — upon which public agencies and the public at-large engage to improve communities. Today, SeeClickFix has official partnerships with hundreds of cities, engaging hundreds of thousands of citizens in the resolution of millions of issues.