The City of Los Angeles is following in New York’s footsteps and releasing an app for citizens to access local government information and to report non-emergency issues that need service. LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the new My LA 311 app yesterday via a Google chat held at Google’s offices in Venice Beach. We’ve embedded a video of the press conference above.
The Huffington Post has more about the app: “Angelenos will be able to pay their Department of Water and Power bills as well as report abandoned furniture, fallen trees, potholes, graffiti and more. Users can attach pictures of service requests and use their phone’s GPS to geotag the location.”
The app, which will be available for both iOS and Android devices on March 18th, will feature a feed of live tweets from city agencies and officials to keep users informed of the goings-on in the city. It will also include a Google map that highlights local places such as parks, libraries, pools and parking.