So, it turns out that five cities have finally been selected to participate in the Code For America program for 2011: Boston, Boulder, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Seattle. Each of these cities will identify the need for some city government project that can leverage modern web technologies, be assigned a group of five developers, and will work with them to develop that project over 11 months, starting in January.
I am on pins and needles to see what comes out of this. I'm also curious how the city governments plan to pick the projects.
 "Five Cities Get Free Civic Apps Through Code for America". Digital Philadelphia. http://digitalphiladelphia.wordpress.com/2010/05/07/five-cities-get-free-civic-apps-through-code-for-america/
 "About". Code For America. http://codeforamerica.org/about/
 Developers apply for the opportunity. The application will be available June 1, and the deadline is August 1. "For Developers". Code For America. http://codeforamerica.org/for-developers/