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Eric Garcetti to Launch iPhone App Saturday

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City Council President Eric Garcetti will officially launch his free iPhone App tomorrow and is inviting folks to come out to Historic Filipinotown in the morning to download it and try it out by reporting potholes, graffiti and other problems. “Garcetti 311,” which will work for all of District 13 (.pdf map) that spans parts of Echo Park, Silver Lake and Northeast L.A., is a pilot program to let citizens report problems with visual evidence from the streets.

The app was developed by the locally-based company, CitySourced (read the LAist profile and interview with the co-founders here). Garcetti plans launching Google Android, Blackberry, Palm, and Windows Mobile versions within the next three months. Next week, Councilmember Paul Krekorian from District 2 in the Valley will launch his own iPhone and Droid apps.

Saturday's event is at 9:30 a.m. at the Search to Involve Pilipino Americans community room (3200 Temple Street)