Interesting article in the New York Times about a new service that aims to make government more responsive:

SeeClickFix.com, a local advocacy Web site … lets users write about issues to encourage communication between residents and local government. SeeClickFix users post a complaint about problems that occur within a set of boundaries on a Google Map, like graffiti at a bus stop or potholes on a busy street, and the site communicates the problem to the appropriate government agency and marks the problem on the map.

Seems like a no-brainer addition to any hyperlocal Web site.