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File #: 180445.    Version: Name: Digital Inclusion Policies
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 10/9/2018 In control: Broadband Connectivity Subcommittee
On agenda: 9/5/2019 Final action: 9/5/2019
Title: City of Gainesville Open Data Policy (B) Resolution No 180445. A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Gainesville, Florida, establishing an Open Data Policy and providing an effective date.
Attachments: 1. 180445_Open Data Resolution Update Presentation_20190812_20190905.pdf, 2. 180445A_Open Data Resolution_Draft_20190905.pdf, 3. 180445B_Open Data _City Commission Presentation_PPT_20190905.pdf, 4. 180445_Resolution_20190905.pdf
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City of Gainesville Open Data Policy (B)

Resolution No 180445.
A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Gainesville, Florida, establishing an Open Data Policy and providing an effective date.

Explanation

This resolution formalizes a lasting support for a more open, transparent, and accessible government by adopting an Open Data Resolution.

In early 2014, the City of Gainesville lead an open data movement as one of the first cities of its size in the southeast to publish an online portal for accessing city data and information. The open data portal launched with a couple dozen datasets and maps in accessible formats.

Since the initial launch of the open data portal, Strategic Initiatives has expanded the amount and types of data available by releasing highly requested information, such as crime incidents, fire/rescue calls for service, and budget expenditures. Staff has also focused on improving the data quality, frequency of data availability, and automation processes.

Strategic Initiatives has facilitated community engagement by hosting public hackathons, co-sponsoring the launch of a Code for Gainesville brigade, and partnering with the University of Florida on data-centered community research projects. Staff has also led internal training and education sessions.

In 2017, the City of Gainesville was selected as one of only 100 cities to partner with the Bloomberg-funded philanthropy, What Works Cities. What Works Cities has provided in-kind support, training, and guidance to cities across the country be leveraging national experts to improve cities’ use of data and evidence to address community challenges and issues.
As a result of this partnership, Gainesville gained valuable insight into leveraging data as an asset for implementing the city’s Strategic Framework and measuring community impact. Strategic Initiatives has since established governance processes to evaluate privacy and sensitivity concerns, prioritize and publish ne...

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