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File #: 2012-0671    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Died due to expiration of legislative council session
File created: 8/6/2012 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
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Title: Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title I, Administrative, Article One, General Provisions, by adding a new Chapter, “Chapter 109: Public Accessibility to Municipal Data Sets.”
Sponsors: Reverend Ricky V. Burgess
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 01 - ADMINISTRATIVE
Attachments: 1. 2012-0671.doc
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Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title I, Administrative, Article One, General Provisions, by adding a new Chapter, “Chapter 109: Public Accessibility to Municipal Data Sets.”
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Chapter 109: Public Accessibility to Municipal Data Sets.
§ 109.01 - Legislative Intent. It is in the best interest of city that its agencies and departments make their data available online using open standards. Making city data available online using open standards will make the operation of city government more transparent, effective and accountable to the public. It will streamline intra-governmental and inter-governmental communication and interoperability, promote efficient solutions for government, advance innovative strategies for social progress, and create economic opportunities.
§ 109.02 - Definitions.
As used in this Ordinance:
(1) "Agency" means any city office, department, division, or agency. "Data" means final versions of statistical or factual information:
a. In alphanumeric form reflected in a list, table, graph, chart or other non-narrative form, that can be digitally transmitted or processed; and
b. Regularly created or maintained by or on behalf of and owned by an agency that records a measurement, transaction, or determination related to the mission of an agency. Such term shall not include information provided to an agency by other governmental entities, nor shall it include image files, such as designs, drawings, maps, photos, or scanned copies of original documents. Nothing in this Ordinance shall be deemed to prohibit an agency from voluntarily disclosing information not otherwise defined by this Ordinance.
(2) "Department" means the Department of Computer Information Services.
(3) "Determination" means any final decision made by an agency with respect to a person, including, but not limited to:
a. Eligibility for services or benefits;
b. Issuing a permit;
c. Registration, certification and licens...

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