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Monday, November 15, 2010

Report and Vote on Issues That Need Fixing in the Bronx

SeeClickFix.com is an advocacy website that allows users to highlight problems in the community - both big and small - which they'd like to see addressed.

Users can report a new issue or vote to fix an issue someone else has posted. In both instances, an e-mail is generated and sent to those "watching" a particular geographic area.  The watchers are often elected officials and city agencies. 

SeeClickFix, then, raises awareness and encourages better lines of communication between government and the public.

We've posted a map of the Bronx on our site, along with a list of unresolved issues.  Click here to check it out, and feel free to report and vote away.


  1. Isn't the age old argument around here that most of the neighborhoods that "need fixing" are home to residents that supposedly don't have computer access? Why get excited about a computer-based community improvement tool then?

  2. There is always at least one spoiler...Ahem Anonymous??.

    While maybe that is partially true i think that this tool is something to be excited about.While most of us these days have internet access and are somewhat computer literate something like this is very helpful and in most cases easily assessable like pressing an app on our iphones or ipods. So for those that don't have computer access we can always stick to picking up the phone and making the complaint that way.

    Kudos to Councilman Cabrera's office in the D14 of the Bronx for having see-click-fix up on his website about 6 months back. I personally used it and there was a fast and immediate response to my issue. Cabrera's office also has a program called Text Ur Councilman where if your not computer literate you can shoot him your complaint via text and someone will get right back to you to collect more information if needed.

  3. For folks with limited computer access, two other viable options are calling 311, writing down the complaint number, and then calling their Community Board office so the District Manager can follow up with the appropriate city agency.

  4. Following on what Nick said, you should really report anything you put on see-click-fix to 311 first. We have yet to see who, besides Councilman Cabrera, will look at SCF and pick things to fix. So report things to 311 first -- and also on See-Click-Fix, so we can see how we can use this new tool!


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