This is sad. The City of Thunder Bay has no system of monitoring what is happening in the city. With all the white city trucks that are travelling around on a daily basis along with TBaytel, Thunder Bay Hydro and the police department, its a shame that the customers/taxpayers/employers have to also point out all the things that need to be fixed in their city.
If the City Administration were actually interested in knowing this stuff, there would already be a central place for the customers/taxpayers/employers to send the information. A depository of sort. A very public repository.
Nobody cares. It takes months for anything to get done. Even safety issues take a very long time to get resolved.
I feel sunshine is the best disinfection. This information needs to be made public and the length of time it takes to fix the problem also needs to be made public. Managers need to be publicly accountable to the residents who pay their salary.
The public doesn’t even know who is in charge of what at City Hall. Who do you ask? Who do you tell?
Speak Up website hopes to clean up city
A local website creator hopes that his site will help clean up the city.
Brian Jones started Speakuptbay.ca. The idea for the site was inspired by an American made iPhone application.
“I started with an idea that I got from something that the City of Boston did,” Jones said during an interview with CKPR Radio.
“They created an iPhone app that lets people go around the city and if they see something that’s broken or graffiti somewhere they can just take a photo of it with their phone and send it to their site.”
So far he has had some success, but needs more people to get involved to really reap the full benefits of the website.
“I’ve seen at least 10 or 15 issues that have been dealt with very quickly once the city has been made aware of it,” he said. – Tbnewswatch
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