Manor Labs is the official research and development division of the City of Manor, Texas. Participants can contribute ideas and solutions for the City of Manor.
From the Spigit blog: Gov 2.0 – City of Manor Taps Citizens’ Ideas for Improvement
With the recent launch of its Spigit-powered citizens’ idea platform, Manor is establishing a common space for citizens to share their ideas on how to improve city operations. Ideas are collected based on the different departments of the city: administration, development, information technology, municipal court, police department, public works, utility billing, economic development.
The value here is finding good ideas and engaging the public on a regular basis, rather than every few years during an election cycle. Ever try to communicate an idea to a government agency? How would you go about doing that in a way that lets you continue to do the things that make up your life: family, jobs, pursuits.
The dedicated digital commons for all citizens: town hall meets the Web.