Crowdsourced lawmaking begins in New York City, with OpenGov Foundation’s Madison platform

A project has been launched to crowdsource drafting and discussion of seven proposed ordinances in New York City, using the OpenGov Foundation’s Madison platform, according to an announcement from the foundation last week: NYC Councilmember Ben Kallos unlocks 7 key bills in Madison for online citizen drafting.

Here are excerpts from the announcement:

[…] New York City Councilmember Ben Kallos [has] released seven key government reform bills for online public debate and drafting in Madison, a free policymaking platform developed by the nonprofit OpenGov Foundation. Madison gives citizens direct access to their legislators and the legislative process itself, lowering the barrier between citizens and their government on their own time, and on their own terms. Councilmember Kallos is the second city legislator in America to harness the power of collaborative Internet-based legislating, joining Washington, D.C. Councilmember David Grosso on the cutting edge of American democracy. To get involved, New Yorkers simply need to log on to start legislating in partnership with Kallos. […]

Kallos’ seven bills opened for public, online drafting in Madison include the:

For more details, please see the complete announcement.

HT @FoundOpenGov

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