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Blog 2: Information Needs of a Community

There are many information needs in a community ranging from local events to the structure of government and where the best local bars and restaurants are hidden.  I think the piece of important information a community member needs most is information surrounding taxpayer dollars.

Columbia’s Financial Reports Documents  took some research to find and about 10 minutes to load…

Mizzou’s Budget opens in PowerPointX or PPTX, a format that not all students or community members would have access to.   Once it actually opens there is a nice presentation, but it’s rather vague and tedious to sort through.

Columbia’s Financial Reports Documents have yet to load.

Although the budget and how a communities funds are used might not be the most exciting piece of community information, it does end up meaning a great deal with regards to community access and overall welfare.

In this time of economic downturn, communities need to know where their hard earned money is going and how it is being used.  Yes, this information is available online, but it is a tedious process to find exactly what you want.  Communities need to send this information in new ways. (by Shane Carter and Amanda Cox)

The Interactive 2012 Federal Budget Proposal

President Obama's 2012 Budget Proposal

This proposal shows how we can use technology to further our understanding of how our government runs as well as our role within it.

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  1. September 13, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    This is a great post and right on the money relative to some of the FCC recommendations we read about in this week’s readings.

    And the comparison of federal, MU, and Columbia budget information presentations is excellent. Great post.

    Be sure to add tags to your post next time around.

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