and now, there's a app for that! the city just rolled out a free iphone app (search "smart gov app memphis" in the App Store) that not only gives contact info for city departments and allows the city to send citizens notifications, you can also take a picture of a problem - pothole, overgrown lot, whatever - and send it with the GPS cooridinates of the location directly to the Mayor's Citizen Service Center. you will updated on your request via email. pretty cool!
I hear ya, Sam!
do you like like WEVL 89.9? I know it's not quite what you're talking about.