Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Pittsburgh councilwoman Rudiak introduces open data bill; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/14/14

Moriah Balingit, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Pittsburgh councilwoman Rudiak introduces open data bill: "Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak announced a proposal Tuesday to make a wealth of information -- from the location of potholes, to building permits, to paving schedules -- available to the public on a new city website and for consumption by the tech community who could transform the data into useful apps. Following a morning new conference, Ms. Rudiak introduced before council the Open Data Ordinance, a piece of legislation that will not only lay the groundwork for the new initiative, but could change the way citizens access public data altogether. "We want to blow the doors of this building open to provide information," Mr. Peduto said."

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