It seems like there has been an uptick in tagging in our neighborhood lately. I noticed this particularly horrible assault on nature last week while walking home from school with my little guys:
While we most likely can’t restore the tree to it’s former glory, the City of Seattle has a new “Find It, Fix It” service request mobile smartphone app that offers mobile users one more way to report selected issues (like graffiti) to the City of Seattle:
With Find It, Fix It, reporting an issue is as easy as snapping a photo with your smartphone, adding detailed information, and hitting submit. The map’s “drag and drop” feature or the phone’s own technology can be used to pinpoint the location.
Android users can download the app from the Google Play Store and iPhone users can download it from the App Store.
The app offers the following service request categories:
- Abandoned Vehicles: report vehicles parked in a public right-of-way more than three days.
- Graffiti: report graffiti, including what it is on — parking meter, utility pole or building — so it gets automatically routed to the appropriate department for response.
- Pothole: report a pothole.
- Parking Enforcement: make an inquiry regarding a parking concern.
- Other Inquiry: this miscellaneous category is for making an inquiry or request, which will be processed by the City’s Customer Service Bureau. Mobile users should choose this category to provide feedback.
The app also provides a link to m.seattle.gov, the mobile version of the City of Seattle’s website. Once you download and use Find It, Fix It, feel free to submit feedback using the app’s “other inquiry” category, found under the “New Request” icon
Here is what it looks like:
Let’s get to work, Magnolia!