Monday, March 30, 2009

Google Mapping Our Economic Recovery!

On February 17, 2008, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in a new effort to jumpstart our economy. As I write this blogpost, funds from the Recovery Act are being allocated in districts across the country to modernize our nation’s infrastructre, enhance our energy independence, expand educational opportunities, improve healthcare, provide tax relief and help Americans in need. 

All of that sounds great, but how are these funds directly affecting the American people? 

In an effort to answer that question, Representative Doris Matsui of Sacramento released a Google Map last week that details exactly where this funding is being allocated in her district. According to Matsui, “Transparency and accountability have been key components of the economic recovery bill." And how better to achieve these components than Web 2.0 technology?

Click here to check out the map. 

Curious where are funds going in your district? Email your Congressperson and ask that they put this information online like Representative Matsui!