Oh, the wonders of technology. Now, you can turn into a civic do-gooder right from your smartphone.
Today, the City of Seattle announced a new mobile app called “Find It, Fix It” for iPhone and Android — sorry, Windows Phone fans — that allows citizens to report everything from abandoned vehicles to potholes to graffiti. You can even tattle on your neighbors for blocking your driveway.
“When you’re out in your neighborhood and see a pothole, graffiti, or something else you think the City should know about, Find It, Fix It gives you an easy way to notify us so we can fix it,” said Mayor Mike McGinn in announcing the new app.
You can also report the vandalism the old-fashioned way by calling 206-684-2489 but that way you can’t submit a photo.
Submissions are entered into the City’s Constituent Relationship Management system, and departments responsible for providing that specific service will manage and track requests. The city said there could be delays in handling requests based on new submissions that come in via the app.