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Watch government distribute services equitably (or not) online

A cool accountability tool in Chicago:

Watch government distribute services equitably (or not) online

A cool accountability tool in Chicago:

Using GPS technology, a new city Web site, ChicagoShovels.org, will provide a map of Chicago’s approximately 300 snowplows, making their way in real time through the neighborhoods. Anyone will have a clear view of who gets what first, and whether plows really sweep more rapidly beside the homes of the mayor, powerful aldermen — or even just the neighbor everyone hates.

Is there a Philadelphia version of this, some specific service that many suspect is corrupt that some transparency could easily shed light on?

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