Thursday, May 3, 2012

Chicago 311 requests to get tracking numbers...

It seems as if the crew at the 6th ward service office was ahead of the curve. Soon we won't have to ask for a service request number, soon they will just give it to us to track the progress of our requests. From NBC Chicago:
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday that Chicago is enhancing its 311 system to assign tracking numbers to requests so callers can see a request's progress.

“Taxpayers who call 311 for a City service should be able to quickly and easily find out when that service has been completed,” Emanuel said in a statement. “This new system will reassure the public that their requests are not falling into a black hole and make it easier for taxpayers to hold City departments accountable.”

Emanuel said the new system, to be operational by the fall, will provide more information to calling residents and "ensure greater accountability" for departments that respond to service requests.

Each request will get a tracking number similar to one given for a Fed Ex package. City officials can more easily monitor the request, Emanuel said, and the caller will be notified when it's completed.

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