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Ocean City Mayoral Candidate Proposes Easier Access to Government Through Mobile Devices

Ed Price proposes the use of a new mobile application available through Town Hall Ventures.

Ed Price (Photo provided by Ed Price)
Ed Price (Photo provided by Ed Price)
The following is a press release from Ocean City Mayoral Candidate Ed Price

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. 

A recent Press of Atlantic City article featured this new idea from Town Hall Ventures of Atlantic City.

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.

vic April 21, 2014 at 11:53 AM
whenever I have a problem, I state it logically and email it either to a councilperson or the mayor and I always get a response. it might not be the answer that I was looking for, but they always return my email. I don't understand why people are complaining because the system seems to work.
steve fenichel April 21, 2014 at 03:37 PM
That's great Vic. You must be one of the Chosen People.
AB April 21, 2014 at 03:41 PM
Ed, we need the government to stop hassling average citizens. This tool if implemented incorrectly, may cause residents to face lot of annoyance/harassment from the city. Bad idea.
AB April 21, 2014 at 04:07 PM
Let's figure out what we all can agree local government should do, and lets fund it. The people of 30th street shouldn't have to call the city to complain that their streets are flooded and blocked with barricades, and then be ignored. This is a disgrace.
OCLocal April 22, 2014 at 11:55 PM
No the people of 30th Street deserve for the rest of the taxpayers to pay millions so it doesn't flood in the lowest part of town.


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