We are excited to announce that the next priority area the i-team will focus on is Housing Stability! After a six week public engagement process and input from our Common Councilors, the Mayor has decided that housing stability is the best challenge for the team to take on.
Last week, we hosted to Snow Safety Summit to get public feedback and ideas about these issues, with our biggest focus on clearing sidewalks. We structured this event differently than past meetings. It was “open house” style and consisted of several different stations where people could weigh in on different winter related topics. Approximately 150 people attended the Summit, and we were able to collect valuable feedback that we have already sorted through. You can review the ideas, suggestions, and comments that we received on our open data portal, DataCuse.
Here are the biggest takeaways from the Summit...
Today, we are excited to release some of the snowplow data as part of the “Plowing Through the Data” hackathon, put on in partnership with the Syracuse University School of Information Studies and AT&T. We did a similar hackathon last year, and look forward to seeing what ideas and projects people come up with.
Voting for our next priority area is officially open! After an initial round of submitting ideas, six issues emerged as the most popular choices, from which we are now asking residents to vote on their top picks using a new online platform to builds community engagement.
Voting is now open at https://innovatesyracuse.com/vote and at several libraries and community centers!
If the Mayor could fix one challenge in the city this year, what would you want it to be?
Each year, we focus on one mayoral priority and use a design and data-driven approach to create and implement innovative initiatives and programs to address that challenge. As Mayor Walsh starts his first term, we are asking for public input to help select the next priority area.
A month and a half ago, we announced the beginning of our TOP (Tenant-Owner-Proactive) Pilot for Code Enforcement. After its first six weeks, we have some exciting preliminary results to share with you.
We are incredibly excited to announce a pilot program that has just been launched by the Division of Code Enforcement. We are calling this the TOP Code Enforcement Pilot Program because it helps Code Inspectors to better respond to tenants’ needs, interact with property owners, and be more proactive in identifying code violations.