Brookhaven updates phone app for nonemergencies

The city of Brookhaven offers Brookhaven Connect, a free smartphone app for citizens to report nonemergency problems like potholes, code violations or sidewalk issues. The app, powered by CitySourced, is currently available for iPhone and Android phones, and was first introduced to Brookhaven residents in March. The app has been recently updated and is more localized, offering residents and city staff a more streamlined approached to reporting and addressing problems.

“This is another way that residents can let us know where there are issues,” said Richard Meehan, Brookhaven Public Works engineer. “And the app allows residents to track the status of their service request.”

Citizens can also report problems via their laptops or desktop computers. Brookhaven Connect is not intended for issues that need to be addressed immediately. For downed trees across roads, traffic signals on flash or “dark,” or downed stop signs, citizens should call Public Works. Citizens should call 911 for all public safety emergencies that require police, fire or EMS.

Information: www.brookhavenga.gov; 404-637-0540.