In an effort to better connect residents with county services, the County of Maui is now offering a free mobile phone app that would allow people to alert officials to non-emergency problems and then monitor how officials correct those issues, according to a county news release sent out on Mar. 30.
“Powered by SeeClickFix Inc. technology, COMConnect (short for County of Maui Connect) is a place-based reporting platform that allows residents to document neighborhood concerns and improvements alike, ranging from litter and flooding to damaged sidewalks and malfunctioning traffic signals,” states the Mar. 30 Maui county news release. “COMConnect will allow residents to report community issues, as well as view, comment on and vote to fix problems submitted by their neighbors. Citizens can even create their own ‘watch areas’ to receive notifications about all issues reported in their community, enabling them to follow the progress of all service requests–not just the ones they report.”
The app is available on both Apple and Android platforms. Those who lack mobile phones capable of downloading apps can access the Maui County COMConnect services online at Mauicounty.gov/COMConnect.
“Technology has once again made our world a smaller place, and this is a good thing for all of our residents,” said Mayor Alan Arakawa in the news release. “With COMConnect people will be able to participate more and be a part of the process that it takes to run a community.”
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