Thanks to Adina Levin for sharing this tip!
Is there a pothole in the road? A dark street light? Does a broken bicycle "loop detector" leave you waiting forever for the light to change? Palo Alto has launched a beta version of a PaloAlto311, a mobile app for iPhone and Android that allows street users to post public works requests, along with a photo and the location of the problem, and to track the status of requests.
Palo Alto plans to expand the uses beyond Public Works in the future.
The tool is also being tested for use in Redwood City and Daly City (you can see test problem reports in the issue map) but hasn't been launched in those cities yet.
For civic hackers who'd like to integrate the functionality into other apps, there is an API; we are checking if this is available yet for Palo Alto.
The application is developed and supported by PublicStuff, a New York-based software development firm.