An Open Government To Be Excited About

From one of my favorite resources, GovLoop, "Tampa Mayor Buckhorn one of first politicians to engage with citizens on Quora":
What politician wouldn't want their answer voted the best by the community? But in order to do have that top voted answer, the answers must be substantive and must actually satisfy the community. How many times have you been sitting at home, watching a televised debate and been extremely frustrated at that one politician who just can't seem to answer the questions the way you want to hear them answered? Quora is a way to incentivize getting the answers we want from our elected officials and politicians like [Tampa, Florida Mayor Bob] Buckhorn, Eric CantorPaul Ryan and a handful of others are taking the lead in using the platform for government openness.
Indeed!  And Jordan Raynor concludes:
Imagine if we were able to gin up genuine competition amongst our elected officials to provide the most substantive, policy-based answers to the toughest questions facing government! That's an open government that I would be excited to see and I'm sure you would too.
As I said last week, you have to start somewhere, and you have to get started.

For more about Quora, go here. And here's how the mayor's Quora went - and you can see that Cleveland's own Marc Canter is in on the action.

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