Yesterday, our non-profit project NYC Councilmatic launched major new features - free & open-source:
Email notifications of tracked items - from a free user account - including advanced search queries!
Embeddable HTML widgets of council members and legislative items
Email notifications of public event schedules, e.g. committee hearings, with links to agendas
Search enhancements - by date, title, or relevance
Please help our non-profit work on local engagement by sharing my announcement: get email alerts for NYC Council.
Get in touch with feedback - or bugs or UI suggestions on GitHub, big shout out to Chicago’s civic tech company DataMade as stellar tech leads. Let me know what local issues you’re tracking, and feel free to forward to community boards, advocacy groups, neighborhood associations, and political blogs.
Happy to chat in more detail or take questinos, email: david at ppolitics.org, @ppolitics on Twttr, also @nyccouncilmatic and on dreaded FB. Hope to hear feedback on what search terms you’re tracking, available free of charge to the public for the first time on our non-profit project. I’ll note briefly, I’m a big supporter of the Speaker Mark-Viverito’s “Council 2.0” initiative, the Council leadership’s work on tech for accessibility, and the awesome (really awesome) Council Labs site.
Last, we’re actively seeking charitable funding support to maintain NYC Councilmatic over this coming citywide election year, so please feel free to forward to area philanthropists or issue organizations, more info available upon request. Thanks.