Keizer and Salem residents can now report potholes, burned-out street lights, damaged sidewalks and more for free and anonymously at Keizertimes.com.

Thanks to a partnership between the Keizertimes and SeeClickFix, an innovating Connecticut-based startup, anyone can click on a map and report problems they see and experience throughout the Salem-Keizer area. To get started, just visit Keizertimes.com/SeeClickFix or check out the right sidebar at Keizertimes.com.

“Our goal at SeeClickFix is to help create a world where everyone feels empowered and can play an active role in their neighborhood,” said Emma Richards, community manager at SeeClickFix. “We’re thrilled Keizertimes will be incorporating our platform into not only their website, but also into the Keizer community.”

Public works representatives from both Salem and Keizer have agreed to accept complaints and concerns from the Keizertimes on behalf of our readers.

“We rely on our neighbors and citizens for their input so we can respond to their needs,” said Rob Kissler, public works director for the City of Keizer.

The Keizertimes joins a prestigious list of publications working with SeeClickFix, among them The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer and the Miami Herald.

“This partnership goes hand-in-hand with our commitment to increasing civic participation and covering Keizer like no one else can,” said Managing Editor Jason Cox. “We’re happy to provide our readers this service and allow them an easy, anonymous way to report issues in their community.”

Based in New Haven, Conn., the company was founded in September 2008 and accepted its 50,000th issue report in August 2010. It currently covers more than 25,000 towns in the United States and abroad.