City of Pittsburgh Council District 4
Open Data Policy to Inspire Innovation and Help Communities

Mayor Bill Peduto and I introduced a piece of legislation that would open up financial and operational data that the City maintains internally. Right now, paving schedules, building permits, property maintenance citations, and similar data are kept internal and private. My comprehensive Open Data ordinance would proactively release information to the public, with careful consideration to remove any confidential and personal information. Nineteen other American cities and counties have found that open data policies encourage innovation, with software and app developers inventing useful tools that help the public--and government itself--tackle difficult problems, like crime trends or snow removal, more effectively.

Here is the full bill in a document that allows you to leave your comments directly in the text! And as always, feel free to contact my office with this handy form.

JOIN US: Open Data Public Hearing and Post-Agenda Meeting

Thursday, January 30th
414 Grant Street, Council Chambers (5th Floor), Pittsburgh PA 15219

10:00 a.m.: Public Hearing

Sign up to speak by calling 412-255-2138. People who sign up will have 3 minutes to speak. People who do not sign up will have 1 minute. Can't make it to City Council? Tweet questions and comments with the hashtag #openpgh

11:00 a.m.: Post-Agenda Meeting featuring: 

  • Matt Barron, Policy Manager, Office of the Mayor

  • Laura Meixell, Data & Analytics Manager, Office of the Mayor

  • Rebecca Williams, Sunlight Foundation

  • Bob Gradeck, University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research

  • Mark Headd, Chief Data Officer, City of Philadelpia (by phone)

The Office of Councilmember Natalia Rudiak
510 City County Building | 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-255-2131 | Fax: 412-255-2821

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