#openimpact — Councilmatic

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(this is one of the projects of the #openimpact shortlist)

Councilmatic is a subscription service for city council legislative information. The web app allows users to support, oppose, and comment on a bill and discuss it with a wider community. Councilmatic provides email subscriptions to relevant legislations, provides information like the geographical areas mentioned, related legislation, and related information from around the internet.
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#openimpact — Adopt-a-Hydrant

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(this is one of the projects of the #openimpact shortlist)

Adopt-a-hydrant allows citizens to claim responsibility for shoveling out fire hydrants after heavy snowfall. In the midst of winter snowstorms, buried hydrants cause dangerous delays for fire fighters. But having City of Boston employees check and clear thousands of hydrants would be a timely, costly and burdensome process. Adopt-a-Hydrant lets governments look to community members for help. This map-based web app allows individuals, small businesses and community organizations to volunteer in shoveling out specific hydrants.
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