Mayoral candidate Ed Price is announcing a new initiative to allow city residents to quickly and effectively communicate with the city through the use of mobile devices. Ed has realized resident’s issues can take a much longer time to communicate when using a regular phone call.
This new mobile application available through Town Hall Ventures can allow residents and visitors to communicate items like potholes or other issues faster with less employee time needed to respond. Additionally the system will allow residents and visitors to get “push” updates from the city regarding events and important dates.
For city governments, this application is a real-time mobile engagement tool that gives residents the power to report small problems before they become big problems. The city can still take normal phone-in problems however; this new system will free up employee time to better attend to city business.
“Technology can improve our response to all residents, even those who may not use a computer”, says Ed Price in his introduction of this new system. “We always need to look for ways to do more with less and to better address resident needs.”
Ed Price promises under his administration that, “We will continually attempt to use new technology to bring a faster and better experience to the people of Ocean City”. This new tool can save time and money by improving the way residents can interact with city government.
Ed Price, after talking with company owner Bruce Weekes, felt compelled to announce this new idea. “New ideas are always needed in order to better our community and help our citizens”.
“The uses of this new technology are vast and the costs of installation are low”, stated Bruce Weekes the owner of Town Hall Ventures. This application will work on most mobile devices like the IPad, IPhone and Droid devices. “We would love to work with a municipality like Ocean City and also to bring this tool to all cities in New Jersey and beyond”, said Weekes.