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CARLISLE ANNOUNCES 'HONOLULU 311' SMART PHONE REPORTING SYSTEM
(Tues., Jan. 31, 2012)—Mayor Peter Carlisle today announced the launch of "Honolulu 311," a new system through which the public may use personal smart phones to report abandoned vehicles, broken street lights, illegal dumping and other issues.
Carlisle also announced that three fellowship participants from the nonprofit Code for
Besides encouraging the public to help alert City officials about ongoing issues,
The information submitted through the system will be reviewed and forwarded to appropriate departments for action.
The Code for America Fellows who will be working with the City are designers Sheba Najmi and Diana Tran, and developer Mick Thompson.
The Code for America fellowships follow the City's successful "Hackathon" conference two weeks ago, in which some of the best code writers in Hawaii helped create pilot applications that can help citizens interact with City government and make it more efficient.
The City's Department of Information Technology is continuing to develop some of the best applications for implementation later this year.
Media contacts: Dept. of Information Technology Deputy Director Forest Frizzell, 768-7806;
Lauren Reid, Code for