Tricky stuff every neighbor should know about (that we could publish on the web)greenspun.com : LUSENET : Morniside Lenox Park Web Redesign : One Thread
There are many laws, ordinances, contacts, processes, and procedures that affect our neighborhood and our neighbors but it's often hard to find out about them. The web might be a good place to document them. If they are already documented on the web, we can link to them. For example:
Tree ordinance and appeals
City bureaus, acronyms, services, workshops, meeting schedules
School districts and processes
Property taxes and appeals
-- Terry Kearns (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 12, 2001
Work at home rules
Neighborhood clubs and organizations (scouts, sports, garden clubs, etc.)
Garbage and recycling pick-up schedule
Yard waste pick-up schedule
Other pick ups (water heaters, debris from cleaing out the garage, etc.
Leaking water meters
-- Terry Kearns (email@example.com), November 19, 2001.
Great ref material for members/residents. Would seem that the key is to cleverly word & position the icons to prompt users to inquire. e.g. instead of a plain listing like "Tree Ordinances" label with "Before You Cut" or "Removing a Tree?" with a picture of a tree.
Also, as a start-up move we could send out broadcast, informational e- mails simply informing people of examples of the content on the site with direct links into the MLPA site. Perhaps do a series of these - one a month for the first 6 months, featuring differing parts of the site. Sort of a tease to spark interest, etc.
-- Norman McKay (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 27, 2001.