Mayor Newsom Announces New Open Data Policy for San Francisco

Sfopendata 10/21/09 – Today, Mayor Newsom joined with City departments and technology visionary Tim O’Reilly to announce an Open Data Executive Directive (PDF) for San Francisco. The Directive requires City departments make all non confidential datasets under their authority available on, the city’s one stop web site for government data.

“The City’s new Open Data policy will enhance open government, transparency, and accountability by improving access to City data,” said Mayor Newsom. “By providing more government data, San Francisco’s world class technology community will be able to create useful civic tools, with no cost to City government.”

The initial phase of DataSF includes more than 100 datasets, from a range of city departments, including Police, Public Works, and the Municipal Transportation Agency. Read more.

Posted on October 23, 2009 | The comments to this entry are closed.