Open Gov: San Francisco Strengthens Open Data Commitment
Today Mayor Lee and Board of Supervisors President David Chiu announced introduction of new Open Data legislation to strengthen San Francisco's landmark Open Data initiatives, including the creation of a Chief Data Officer and encouraging the use of information for more efficient government services. The legislation is a major milestone in San Francisco's Open Data initiative.
"Making City data available to every day citizens will help government explore new solutions to old challenges," said Mayor Lee. "Changing Open Data policies can unleash the creativity of the private sector so they can help us improve City services that impact our lives, from transportation, to how we access our parks, to how we request City services, making San Francisco the leader in Gov 2.0." Read more.