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iPhone Citizenry: Reporting Problems with Eric Garcetti's App

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A couple weeks ago, Council President Eric Garcetti launched a pilot iPhone app that let's citizens report problems within District 13. It's a simple concept: identify a problem, such as graffiti or a pot hole, open the app, snap a photo and send it in. Because the app has already GPS'd your location, you don't have to worry about finding an address. You'll also be given the option to show off your civic pride by having the app auto-tweet it out.

For those who don't live in CD13, the app is still available for anyone to use. Garcetti partnered with CitySourced, which will forward your reports to any councilperson in the city. The difference is that Garcetti's office will proactively work with the problems reported to them while other council offices may turn a blind eye towards it. If that's the case, stick to calling 3-1-1, which has operators answering phones 24 hours a day.

Up in CD2, Councilman Paul Krekorian is expected to release his App any day now.