Tuesday, August 9, 2011

KC Momentum Moves the City in the Right (Digital) Direction

Kansas City has always had a town-hall.  But now, the hall has gone digital.

The City of Kansas City, Missouri recently set up an account with MindMixer, an online conversation and virtual town-hall that allows for community planning, building and improvement to happen in a digital way.  MindMixer is the only virtual town-hall service dedicated to municipal and government projects in order to generate a broader audience and create community participation.  And in Kansas City, it comes in the form of KC Momentum.

KC Momentum allows Kansas City residents to give ideas, comments and suggestions to the city online around the topics of improving the community, business licensing and regulation, Google Fiber, public improvements, parking and downtown transit and communication from the city.  When members submit ideas, "second" an idea, refer a friend, or vote on an idea, they can earn rewards and points that add up in a big way.  Prizes include tickets to a Kansas City Royals game and autographed baseballs.

So what's your idea?  Too many potholes on Main Street?  A new name for the Kansas City Missouri School District?  A new KC resident magazine? Interactive parking space availability?  Whatever your strange, cool, crazy or amazing idea may be, be sure to broadcast it on KC Momentum. 

Written by Allison Way

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