Media Release

 

Thursday, January 31, 2013
For Immediate Release

Contact: Jace Radke
Telephone: 229-2205

 

City Launches New Free App For iPhone® Users
City of Las Vegas Mobile Allows Users To Report Problems And Find City Parking

 

The city of Las Vegas has launched an app for iPhone users who want to report a neighborhood problem or need assistance locating parking downtown. The new app, City of Las Vegas Mobile, is available for free at the App Store (sm) .

Citizens can report or check the status of any problem in the Las Vegas city limits, such as graffiti, a pothole, out of service streetlight, etc. The app can be accessed while people are out in the community and when they see a problem.  The alerts are received in real time by crews out in the field, so if, for example, a resident were to send a problem about graffiti, crews in the field would receive the notice and could respond to the area.

The app also includes a parking link that will show a map of city-operated public parking areas as well as the number of spaces, rates and hours of operation. The app will also provide driving directions to city parking.

“We know that people are always on the go, especially in a 24-hour town like Las Vegas,” Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman said. “This new app is another way for our citizens to report a problem quickly so that staff can respond right away, as well as providing helpful parking information for our exciting and vibrant urban core.”

In addition, the app also links to the city’s Facebook page, Twitter feed, YouTube channel and news release archives.

The new app complements the city’s mobile website, m.lasvegasnevada.gov, which also allows citizens to report a problem within the city of Las Vegas via their mobile phones. This site, launched in 2010, is compatible with any mobile phone that has web browsing capability. No application needs to be downloaded.

City of Las Vegas Mobile was created in house by city of Las Vegas staff at no additional cost to the city.

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