Thursday, December 22, 2011

How to make a New Year's resolution for your town with SeeClickFix

The New Haven Register, Middletown Press, and Register Citizen are teaming up with SeeClickFix to make some New Year's resolutions for your town come true in 2012.

We've worked with SeeClickFix to create custom widgets for our websites that display Town Resolution proposals from the entire state of Connecticut. We'll be reviewing these submissions for the next two weeks, and after Jan. 8, we'll select some of the most popular resolutions that garnered the most 'fix it' votes on SeeClickFix, and track their progress throughout the year with regular news reporting by staff from New Haven Register, Middletown Press and Register Citizen.

Here's the submission form for the New Haven area:

Here is a 3-step walk through on how to submit your own Town Resolution proposal.

1. On the widget (above), drag the red marker to where the issue that you want resolved is, or type in the address. It can be anywhere relevant in your town if there isn't a single address related to the issue.

2. On the 'next' page in the submission form, this is where you propose your town resolution. Give it a title, type in a description, and end your description with keyword "resolution2012" in the description box. This is so it's tagged in the Town Resolutions category and appears correctly on the Issues map.

3. All done! Now tell all your friends, neighbors and coworkers to find your Town Resolution and encourage them to vote for it by clicking "Fix this." Tell them you'll take back their Christmas gift if they don't.

If you are having trouble finding your issue after you've submitted it, email me at Or if you've already submitted an unsolved issue to SeeClickFix earlier this year that you think should be a town resolution for 2012, email me, and I while have it added to the Resolution 2012 Issues display in the widget above.

Cheers, and happy New Year's, Connecticut.

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