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This ordinance creates an open data policy for the City of New York. Open data means that the data generated by the government should be available to the public to the greatest extent possible over the Internet without license or registration and in a format that permits everyone to access and analyze it. The ordinance requires the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication (DoITT) to promulgate open data standards. It requires all public data that City agencies make available on the Internet to be consolidated onto one centralized website in open data formats. In addition, the ordinance requires the web portal to include an online forum to solicit feedback from the public and to encourage public discussion on open data policies and public data set availability on the web portal.
This ordinance amends a prior open data policy that empowered San Francisco\\\\\\\'s Committee on Information Technology to establish rules and standards applicable to all city departments regarding the release of data to the city\\\\\\\'s online data portal. This ordinance establishes the positions and duties of the Chief Data Officer and Open Data Department Coordinators to assist in the implementation of the city\\\\\\\'s open data policy. The ordinance also establishes additional rules and procedures for making open data available through the city\\\\\\\'s open data web portal.
This report explores disclosure practices for certain types of subsidies per locality and provides a grade for those programs based on the quality of company-specific disclosures. The report finds that two-thirds of the economic development subsidy programs run by the nation\\\'s largest cities and counties do not use the web to report which companies are receiving the tax breaks and other forms of financial assistance. Among the third of programs that do practice online transparency, most do so poorly, failing to disclose the dollar value of the subsidies. An even smaller number reveal key outcomes such as how many jobs were created.
This act, among other things: requires the online publication, preservation, and maintenance of certain information; requires the development of schedules for making information available to the public and indicating when information is updated; requires the city to establish a common Web page that will serve as the source for citywide and departmental activities related to this Local Open Government Directive; requires each city department to create a catalog of its public information; requires city website to allow for public feedback; requires each city department to respond to public feedback; requires the city to develop and publish an Open Government Plan that will describe how the each department will enhance and develop transparency, public participation, and collaboration; sets standards and a timeline for evaluation of directive completion; and requires the establishment of a working group that focuses on transparency, accountability, public participation, and collaboration within city government.
An ordinance requiring that planned superstores complete an economic impact analysis before seeking approval for their projects, giving community members and elected officials more control over these development projects.
This ordinance: establishes municipal licensure program for private businesses and nonprofit organizations; creates license fee to administer program; and requires annual applications for license.
An ordinance which requires that proposed large retail developments undergo a community impact review and obtain a conditional use permit. The cost of all independent studies and investigations required to complete the review are to be paid by the developer.
One in five City of Saint Paul (City) residents speaks a language other than English in their homes. This means that increasingly City employees are providing services to individuals who may be limited English proficient (LEP) as a result of national origin. Based on data collected from a variety of sources including the Saint Paul Public Schools and the United States Census Bureau, the City\'s primary non-English language groups include, but are not limited to Spanish, Hmong and Somali. The City\'s Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan outlines and describes how the City will improve access to its services, programs and activities for LEP individuals.
By 2050, two out of every three people on the planet will live in a city. Urbanization and new ideas go hand in hand; by their very nature, cities have long served to create pockets of innovation, changing and improving the way we live our lives in the process. Historically this process was organic and somewhat serendipitous, but modern advances in technology mean that today\'s city administrations can play a more deliberate role in accelerating and nurturing innovation. The stories hidden in even the most routine city data sets give insights into how real people live their lives, enabling government to do more than simply clean the roads or provide clean water. Armed with these data points on what people do - not what they say they do or what they wish they did - government can create tailored solutions for their residents and discover what works, all without breaking the bank.
If you want to encourage a behaviour, make it Easy, Attractive, Social and Timely (EAST). These four simple principles for applying behavioural insights are based on the Behavioural Insights Team's own work and the wider academic literature. There is a large body of evidence on what influences behaviour, and we do not attempt to reflect all its complexity and nuances here. But we have found that policy makers and practitioners find it useful to have a simple, memorable framework to think about effective behavioural approaches.