When people ask me what SeeClickFix is, or what it does, I avoid the tech speak and instead try to get to the heart of what it has meant to my community - “SeeClickFix is an online tool that turns one citizen’s concern into a neighborhood invested in a positive action”
On our quiet, residential street, one neighbor saw a very suspicious car continually parked in front of a school - different cars pulled up, rolled down the windows and then sped off. It happened everyday for a week. The neighbor reported it on SeeClickFix “Hey this is sorta suspicious, what do you think?” - A week later, after more neighbors noticed the same thing, the New Haven Police Department spotted the activity, stopped the vehicles, and put a few drug dealers in jail. It happened that quick - one citizen’s concern, one post on SeeClickFix, one entire neighborhood made safer.
That’s the the power of SeeClickFix. Its not always drug dealers - sometimes its potholes, sometimes its tree limbs, often its just a simple quality of life concern that everyone experiences, but no one says anything about. SeeClickFix helps neighbors bring their everyday concerns into the light - it turns citizen complainers into neighborhood fixers……and it gives us all the tools we need to not only spot problems, but correct them.
New Haven Board of Aldermen
New Haven, CT 06510