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File #: 2014-0023    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 1/14/2014 In control: Committee on Performance and Asset Management
On agenda: Final action: 3/11/2014
Enactment date: 3/11/2014 Enactment #: 8
Effective date: 3/19/2014    
Title: Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title I, Administrative, Article VII, Procedures, by adding a new Chapter, “Chapter 162: Open Data Sets”
Sponsors: Natalia Rudiak
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 01 - ADMINISTRATIVE
Attachments: 1. 2014-0023.doc, 2. 2014-0023 VERSION 2.docx
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Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title I, Administrative, Article VII, Procedures, by adding a new Chapter, “Chapter 162: Open Data Sets”
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WHEREAS, the government of the City of Pittsburgh seeks to provide its citizens with safe and vibrant neighborhoods, great jobs, a strong system of education and innovation, and a high quality of life; and

WHEREAS, the adoption of open data improves provision of services, increases transparency and access to public information, and enhances coordination and efficiencies among departments and partner organizations across the public, nonprofit, and private sectors; and

WHEREAS, it should be easy to do business with the City of Pittsburgh. Online government interactions mean more convenient services for citizens and businesses and online government interactions improve the cost-effectiveness and accuracy of government operations; and

WHEREAS, every citizen has the right to prompt, efficient service from the City of Pittsburgh; and

WHEREAS, by publishing structured standardized data in machine-readable formats, the City of Pittsburgh seeks to encourage the local software community to develop software applications and tools to collect, organize, and share public data in new and innovative ways; and

WHEREAS, The Greater Pittsburgh region shares common infrastructure, economy, and history, so sharing information freely and collaboratively will bring greater success for all area municipalities and citizens. The City of Pittsburgh seeks to be a leader and convener in our region around issues of data sharing and best practices; and

WHEREAS, in commitment to the Spirit of Open Government, the City of Pittsburgh will consider public information to be open by default and will proactively publish data and data containing information, subject to the requirements and non-discretionary limitations upon the disclosure of data as set forth in the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act, 65 Pa. C.S...

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