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Concerns aired over City’s “SeeClickFix” program

MASON CITY – Jeff Christie of Mason City says he is an avid “blogger” on City Hall’s “SeeClickFix” program.

“I’m on there a lot,” Christie says.

SeeClickFix is a place-based reporting platform which allows residents to document neighborhood concerns and improvements.  The City launched the program in July.

But, Christie claims he hasn’t been back since another blogger posted his phone number on the site, where it remained posted for at least two days over the weekend.

“That upset me, it concerned me,” he said.  “If they are going to go that far, I’m not sure what else they are capable of.”

Christie, a native of the Twin Cities area who came to Mason City several years ago, routinely comments on the condition of properties nearby his north side home.  “There’s a lot of back and forth sometimes,” he said.

Interim Building and Neighborhood Services Director Pat Otto (pictured) acknowledged some concerns from City Council members over the SeeClickFix program at the last council meeting on August 7th, saying that the City doesn’t monitor the posts and blogs as much as SeeClickFix does.

“I don’t know whether it is monitored 24-7,” Otto said, but she said the phone number was removed right away, and that working with the SeeClickFix people has not been a problem so far.

Councilman Alex Kuhn said he had concerns over photos of children being posted to the site, as the public is able to upload photos as well as text.  The council in general agreed that the program should be monitored closely.

The program seems to be a success, as Otto noted, with quite a few reports filed, complete with interaction from City staff and police officers in some cases.

You can try the program out here.



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This is the type of intelligent banter that I love on this site.

“Maybe Tired?”

The article does state this.

“SeeClickFix is a place-based reporting platform which allows residents to document neighborhood concerns and improvements. The City launched the program in July.”

Maybe your should read it before resorting to name calling.


Is broken or are you just lazy?

And not wanting to look up and do reading as would have liked the article to have noted that. Got a problem with people asking questions asshole?

Just a problem with lazy and ignorance, OH and I almost forgot, and people who use the phrase “Got a problem with…” on the internet like they are some kind of a “tough guy”.

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