Monday, July 13, 2009 - By Ben Berkowitz - No comments

Neighborhood group uses Community Watch Areas in Minneapolis


In the Cedarhill nieghborhood of Minneapolis a nieghborhood group leader has set up a watch area for their neighborhood and encouraged other neighbors to follow the watch area so that they can be alerted when their neighbors report community concerns.

Here's the text that they used to communicate with their group about the tool:



Steve B. created a 'watch area' for Cedar Ave United; now we have a simple way to keep track of the complaints for Cedar Ave. And guess what, when you file a complaint about the street on the website, it appears to send it directly to 311, making this an easy way to go right up the food chain.

Our watchgroup is here: http://www.seeclickfix.com/watch_area/1076 if you sign up to 'follow' the CAU watch area you will receive an update whenever a complaint is logged within the area. Our watch area may help to add unity to our complaints in the future, at the very least it is currently helping us stay updated on where people are having concerns.

Here is a link directly to the map with concerns noted: http://www.seeclickfix.com/issues?watcher_token=d162b5ac1981b2974de283a24c8ecf

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