State and local CIOs give their take on the biggest issues of 2013.
Some Friday city fun: A different way of mapping cities
A new report from the Knight Foundation takes a look at civic tech.
The year in review from Government Technology
Montgomery County, Maryland, recently hosted an Open Data Town Hall to solicit feedback from citizens about what data they would like to see prioritized for release online under Montgomery County’s open data law. Some of us from Sunlight were there to praise Montgomery County for their unique public participation route to prioritizing open data release.
In a legislative meeting today, DC council members unanimously approved a bill that moves campaign finance in the District toward greater transparency. The legislation requires electronic filing of campaign finance information and the publication of that information online within 24 hours — language that Sunlight’s local team recommended in the bill’s drafting process.
We’re excited about this win for transparency!
And other eye-popping comparisons about local and national economies.
Did you know that 311 gets 65,000 inquiries a day?
Hosted by The City of New York, Code for America and Stack Exchange, we are inviting urban technologists, content creators, media professionals, civic developers and interested hackers to partner with NYC 311 and help make vital customer service information accessible on the web and through mobile devices.
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