In the October, San José City Councilman Pete Constant introduced “Mobile City Hall” by CitySourced, an exciting new constituent service tool that will allow residents to report neighborhood problems from the convenience of their own smartphones – essentially putting the power of City Hall in the palm of your hands.

(If you missed this article the first time around, click here to read it.)

From Contstant:

“I am happy to report that the iPhone application is now ready for District 1 residents to use. The application will be available on other platforms in the near future.

To celebrate the official launch of Mobile City Hall, we are hosting a “Download Day” on Saturday, December 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the West Community Policing Center (3707 Williams Rd.).

During Download Day, residents will be encouraged to download the application to their iPhones and will be able to receive any needed assistance with the new tool. Once downloaded, we’ll be putting the application to work with our first District 1 resident blight assessment.

Teams will be sent out to find potholes, graffiti, illegal dumping, abandoned vehicles and other neighborhood blight. Click here for the event flyer.

Mobile City Hall is just one of many examples of the how popular Web 2.0/social media technologies can help us work more efficiently and cost effectively. Click here to learn how I’m using various social media tools to better serve you.