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California Launches Open Data Debt Portal

California is launching a new open data portal that details the state’s outstanding $1.5 trillion in debt. The site will allow residents to track proposed and issued debt, cost of issuance, and bond and tax election results. The portal is

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Berkeley Launches Open Data Portal

The city of Berkeley, California has chosen Socrata to run and launch its open data portal. The initial data release includes 17 data sets which include employee salaries, information on local crime, and restaurant inspections. The data includes more high-value

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Eight Cities Chosen in Bloomberg Philanthropies Open Data Challenge

Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced eight cities that will make up the first round of winners from the foundation’s “What Works Cities Initiative”. The $42 million initiative will choose 100 mid-sized cities to help improve their use of data-driven decision making,

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Boston, San Francisco Expand Open Data Policies

Boston and San Francisco have both announced expansions to how city government will approach open data. In an announcement made late last week, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh unveiled a new open data policy that will expand the data sets available

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Open Data Standard For Building Permits Launches

A consortium of technology companies including Accela and Civic Insight, have released a new open data standard for buildings and permits. The standard is designed to collect and provide consistent data points city to city as builders work through the

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