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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
Indexes: GOVERNMENT RECORDS
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
6/29/20160 FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

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

Number

160337

Version

ORIGINAL

Reference

Sponsor

ALD. KOVAC

 

Title

Resolution establishing a City of Milwaukee Open Data Policy.

Analysis

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.

Body

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.

 

 

Requestor

Drafter

Nancy A. Olson

3/29/2015