Miami Lakes residents can now use their smartphones to report code violations, keep up to date with town events and even find a local place to eat dinner, thanks to the town’s newly launched app, Lakes Life.
The application, which was launched over the Independence Day weekend, can be downloaded for free in the Apple iTunes App Store and in the Google Play Store.
Lakes Life app users can take advantage of features such as reporting broken traffic lights, potholes and noise disturbances. Requests can be submitted with a photo and GPS location, and are delivered directly to town officials.
Residents are able to check on the status of their concerns through the app.
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“It’s another way we can inform residents about what’s going on in the town,” said Nicole Singletary, Miami Lakes’ director of communications and economic development. “It allows for an efficient and effective way for us to know what to improve.”
In addition to filing requests with the town, the Lakes Life app allows users to stay up to date on town events, track the Miami Lakes Moover bus in real-time, and post information on lost and found pets, among other features.
Residents are also able to interact with town officials and have access to town documents via the app.
Councilman Tony Lama said the app is important to him as a government official because he “ran on a platform of transparency, and better communication.”
The Lakes Life app was made by the company Public Stuff at a cost of $9,000 per year to the town, which includes services such as tech support and software updates.