LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The City of Little Rock is extending its citizen outreach as it joins Nextdoor, a neighborhood communicating app.
"It's a private social network; a platform that had 14,000 Little Rock residents,” said the city's press release.
Nextdoor allows the city to engage and share information with neighborhoods in the city.
"We can get down to the geo-targeted areas. So, if there is a meeting that only pertains to a particular street, we can just let people in that neighborhood know.”
The city of Little Rock can now use this app to communicate with people in the area on everything from delayed yard waste, services, programs, and resources in the city.
"The Nextdoor site has an alert system, so that if something is very important that they needed to alert anyone about they could go ahead and send an alert. If all of us that have it turned on our phone, it will go directly to our mobile device,” said Little Rock resident Mary Julia Hill. Hill welcomes the the city's decision to join the app, saying she now feels safer.
Nextdoor is even building relationships throughout the community, as the smaller target zones allow residents to share local information.
“When you go to make a post it asks you, it asks where do you want to send this post. When you click on it, you can now choose 'the city of Little Rocks'” said Hill.
This is a free app, which can be downloaded here.