Mayor Signs Innovative Open Data Legislation

Mayor Signs Innovative Open Data Legislation New Ordinance Promotes Accountability & Transparency, Fosters Application Development by Private Sector

Mayor Gavin Newsom today signed a first-of-its-kind open data law requiring San Francisco’s City departments and agencies to post certain types of data sets to a publicly accessible portal at www.DataSF.org , codifying and cementing progress made under an executive directive in 2009. The open data ordinance passed the Board of Supervisors unanimously on Tuesday, and today Mayor Newsom invited new media and technology leaders to City Hall for a signing ceremony to celebrate this expansion of an important accountability measure for City government.

“San Francisco once again demonstrates what it means to be on the cutting edge of government openness and transparency,” said Mayor Newsom. “By making data sets publicly available, we’re forging valuable public-private partnerships with app developers and making City services easier to access for our residents.” Read more.

Posted on November 18, 2010 | The comments to this entry are closed.