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Governmental notifications pushed to residents, often municipal government notifying its residents about local service issues.

Notices from SeeClickFix

SeeClickFix makes it easy for neighbors to request information and services from local service providers. But what about when these organizations need to reach out to the public to give them useful information and important updates?


U-Report is a free SMS social monitoring tool for community participation, designed to address issues that people care about

We’ll index local government, committee, department, commission and school boards agendas, minutes, budgets and myriad other documents municipalities must publish by law as well as those they may be posting voluntarily.

PDX City Sync

PDX CitySync is an ambitious, innovative project from the eGovernment Team and the City of Portland. Currently in Beta, built on Drupal 7. Alerts(Resident & Business): Users can configure personalized alerts and reminders for things like traffic, weather, garbage day, and due dates for their monthly water bill or quarterly business licenses taxes. Civic Idea Board(Resident & Business): An avenue to share and discuss ideas on how to make Portland a better place to live, work, and play, and to provide feedback to upcoming City Council agenda items as well. Event Calendar(Resident & Business): Provides a customizable calendar of events pulling from a number of resources around the City based on the user’s interest settings. PDX Reporter(Resident): Gives residents an easy way to browse and view issues in their area that have been submitted via the City’s mobile citizen reporting app, PDX Reporter. School Performance Browser(Resident): Built on data from the Oregon Department of Education, this app gives users easy-to-understand visualizations of performance data from schools in their area.


This was an online platform that community groups can use to develop online hubs for civic engagement, online organizing and information-sharing.

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