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Legislation #: 140392 Introduction Date: 5/15/2014
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: MAYOR JAMES, JR.
Title: Declaring the Mayor and City Council's support for open data of public information for Kansas City and directing the City Manager to create and implement an open data policy.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
5/14/2014 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/15/2014 Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee
5/21/2014 Immediate Adoption
5/22/2014 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 140392

 

Declaring the Mayor and City Council's support for open data of public information for Kansas City and directing the City Manager to create and implement an open data policy.

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council consider it to be in the best interest of all to provide openness and transparency in government; and

WHEREAS, the City desires to encourage citizen and private business participation in government and also seeks to inform and empower the citizens of Kansas City, Missouri by providing easy and open access to public data and information; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council are committed to timely and consistent publication of data which is essential to open and effective government; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council seek to promote and develop a culture within the City which supports the publication and use of open data, both internally and externally; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council believes development of an open data policy should examine open data best practice, while emphasizing confidentiality, intellectual property rights, the management of financial and security risk and the protection of privacy rights; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That the Mayor and Council hereby declare their support for open data of public information for Kansas City.

 

Section 2. That the City Manager is hereby directed to create and implement an open data policy that, whenever feasible, will make data freely available to all online in a machine-readable, open format that can be easily retrieved, downloaded and reused utilizing readily-available and free Web search applications and software.

 

Section 3. That the City Manager is hereby directed to prepare all necessary administrative regulations and allocations of staff to further these goals.

 

Section 4. That the City Manager is hereby directed to submit an annual open data report within one year of the effective date of this resolution, and thereafter no later than September 1 of each year. Said report shall summarize the state of the open data policy and recommend any improvements to said policy.

 

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