I just came across this great video from the City of Beverly Hills. It is a takeoff on "It's a Wonderful Life" that explains the value of the Planning Department in a way that is very entertaining.
It is exactly this kind of innovation to community engagement and information design that I have been promoting for years in my professional work, presentations, and here on Civic Blogger. When you realize that this video was completed in 2003 it makes it all the more ground breaking.
Now what are you going to do to bring this kind of fun and magic to your municipality?