The City of Coconut Creek has launched a new online portal to enhance community engagement. Speak Up Coconut Creek is a moderated website designed to encourage citizen ideas utilizing a social platform.
Through one easy to use interface, residents can post ideas, vote and comment on the ideas, share input, and discuss Coconut Creek’s future. Residents can suggest a new service, a service improvement, or provide other recommendations through the forum. City surveys will also be available through Speak Up.
“Speak Up Coconut Creek provides another way for us to facilitate community dialogue,” says Yvonne Lopez, Community Relations Director. “All subject matter will be reviewed and answered by city staff.”
Residents can “like” an idea, which allows the city to determine which topics are of broad community interest. As users post ideas, they will receive a confirmation email and from that point they will be able to track the progress of their idea every time they log on. Ideas and comments can also be shared on Facebook and Twitter.
The new service is powered through a platform called SpeakUp, created by Granicus, Inc. a San Francisco-based company. The platform is specifically designed to help government agencies gather meaningful and measurable feedback from the public.
Coconut Creek residents and business owners are encouraged to sign up for Speak Up Coconut Creek at www.speakupcoconutcreek.net.
For more information, call 954.973.6722.