Make Open Data Permanent

opendata.jpgMichael Nutter’s open data executive order is just that - an executive order. It could disappear if the next Mayor doesn’t have the same commitment.

Businesses, journalists, and citizens all over the city and beyond use this data in amazing ways that help us understand our challenges and opportunities, better coordinate public resources, and crucially, hold elected officials and city government accountable for performance.

The open data policy shouldn’t shift with the political winds - it should be part of the bedrock of government in our city charter.