This week, the City-Parish released its 2019 Open Data Policy Report that outlines last year’s successes in open data and progress toward fulfilling key mandates outlined in the City-Parish open data policy.
In December 2017, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and the Metro Council unanimously approved the establishment of a formal open data policy for City-Parish government. The 2019 report, required annually by the policy, details new datasets launched throughout the year and progress made toward datasets that the City-Parish has targeted for release in early 2020. The report also highlights key digital applications or platforms launched in 2019 that rely heavily upon open data, such as Open Checkbook BR, as well as successful efforts by City-Parish staff to build a community around open data – both internally at the City-Parish and externally with the public.
To view the report and learn more the City-Parish’s open data and transparency initiatives, visit http://brla.gov/transparency.