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File #: 160337    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/14/2016 In control: FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 7/6/2016
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution establishing a City of Milwaukee Open Data Policy.
Sponsors: ALD. KOVAC
Attachments: 1. Milwaukee Open Data Policy, 2. CDA Letter of Support, 3. Milwaukee Data Initiative Letter of Support, 4. Hearing Notice List
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
7/14/20160 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/6/20160 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video

Minutes note: Individuals appearing: Ald. Michael Murphy, 3rd Aldermanic District Nancy Olson, DOA - Information & Technology Management Division
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/27/20160 FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/20160 FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
6/14/20160 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available










Resolution establishing a City of Milwaukee Open Data Policy.


This resolution establishes a City Open Data Policy. Through this policy the City establishes a process whereby City departments will publish, distribute, and archive data that increases transparency in City government and enables community development.


Whereas, Access to public information promotes a higher level of civic engagement and allows citizens to keep government officials accountable regarding local issues; and


Whereas, Every Milwaukee resident has the right to prompt, effective, and efficient service from City government; and


Whereas, The thoughtful implementation of an open data program improves provision of services, increases transparency, and enhances coordination and efficiencies among City departments, partner organizations and citizens; and


Whereas, An Open Data policy proactively provides information currently sought through public records requests, thereby saving the City time and money; and


Whereas, The City  is committed to Open Government, and the proactive publishing of data and data containing information, consistent with relevant public records law; and


Whereas, Information technologies, including web-based and other Internet applications and services, are an essential means for Open Government, and good government generally; and


Whereas, By publishing structured standardized data in machine readable formats, the City seeks to enable the community to develop software applications and tools to collect, organize, and share public record data in new and innovative ways; and


Whereas, The protection of privacy, confidentiality and security can be maintained as a paramount priority while also advancing the government’s transparency and accountability through open data; now, therefore, be it


Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, a City Open Data policy, a copy of which is attached to this file, is adopted as City policy; and, be it


Further Resolved, That the Department of Administration, Information and Technology Management Division (ITMD), is tasked with developing the mechanism and capacity to implement this policy; and, be it


Further Resolved, That the ITMD’s implementation of the policy shall be overseen by the City Information Management Committee (CIMC); and, be it


Further Resolved, That the CIMC shall provide annual updates to the Common Council on the implementation of the Open Data policy and use of open data by City departments and others.





Nancy A. Olson