📲 Scoop: 311 reports influence action

Shaking your head right now thinking about the overgrown lot in your neighborhood?

🙏 Stay with me for a minute.

Why it matters: Data is driving decision making in powerful ways.

  • The data comes from your city’s version of a 311 mobile app.

📘 Story time: I attended a neighborhood alliance meeting last night where my city council member pulled back the curtain on a hot topic—panhandling at intersections.

  • The city used data to decide where to focus resources—leading to significant improvement in select areas.

🙋‍♀️ The data came directly from people reporting the issue through the city’s mobile app.

Between the lines: Data driven decision making is a better version of “the squeaky wheel gets the grease.” It’s not about being loud and annoying. But IT IS about taking time to speak up.

✅ For your Smart Homeowner list

  • Make sure you have your city’s app downloaded on your phone.
  • Become part of the solution by reporting problems that matter to you—from potholes to party houses.



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