The Sunlight Open Cities team invites you to join us for Open Data Day 2018 on Saturday, March 3, when we'll be filling out the newly relaunched U.S. City Open Data Census. We'll be coming together in Washington DC, New York, and online with an easy tutorial on how to search for open datasets and how to add that information to the Census.Continue reading
Which of Your Local Candidates Support Transparency?
In anticipation of this year’s local elections, many open government advocacy groups have surveyed local candidates on open data issues and shared the results in hopes of informing and mobilizing citizens to vote for candidates that are committed to transparency. We’ve seen open data questionnaires conducted around North America this fall for a variety of motivating factors, including: To Fight Past Corruption, To Foster New Open Data Initiatives—or simply—To Maintain Current Open Data Momentum. This trend of open data surveys is indicative of a widespread interest in transparency issues this election season, and with a growing number local governments adopting administratively-sensitive open data laws, a trend we likely see more of in the future.
Below we have rounded up a mini-landscape of open data candidate questionnaires distributed this election season.Continue reading