San Francisco gov't transparency and accountability

San Francisco gov't transparency and accountability

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Hey, you've seen the work Sunlight Foundation has done to show us what gov't does in the US.

Now, San Francisco has announced that they'll show you what's going on by opening up. the commitment is directly from Gavin Newsom, the mayor, in San Francisco Opens The City’s Data


In an effort to engage our highly skilled workforce we are launching DataSF.org, an initiative designed to increase access to city data.

The new web site will provide a clearinghouse of structured, raw and
machine-readable government data to the public in an easily
downloadable format. For example, there will be updated crime incident
data from the police department and restaurant inspection data from the
Department of Public Health. The initial phase of the web site includes
more than 100 datasets, from a range of city departments, including
Police, Public Works, and the Municipal Transportation Agency.

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Marcus

Interesting that the work was contracted for less than $1,000. Sounds like a successfully organized volunteer effort.
How cool. Can't wait to see if Portland will follow suit.

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