Social media, blogs and city government

How and whether city government should use the internet to do business seems to come around every year – this year, Patch has a story by Anna Schier – I’m quoted since I’m (still) the only Northfield Council blogger.  Last year about this time, it was Griff Wigley’s webinar on the topic and a Northfield News story.  My previous posts pretty much cover what I think – search this blog for “social media.”

Northfield has spent 2011 upgrading its technology infrastructure and updating the website is planned for 2012.  I’d like to think 2012 will also be when the City starts using technology to increase accessibility, transparency and accountability in local government.  If there are particular kinds of information or access you’d like to see Northfield offer, let me know.