Scottsdale, AZ

Resolution (Aug 31, 2016)

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RESOLUTION NO. 10548

A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SCOTTSDALE, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA, ESTABLISHING AN OPEN DATA POLICY AND DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER TO ESTABLISH AN OPEN DATA PROGRAM AND REPORT ON THE PROGRESS OF THAT PROGRAM.

WHEREAS, committing to an Open Data policy can improve evidence-based decision making and support the City’s mission statement of “Simply Better Service for a World-Class Community”; and

WHEREAS, the City collects data, much of which is stored within each collecting division or department, which can impede the ability to aggregate, analyze and synthesize it to improve decision-making and better allocate public resources; and

WHEREAS, improving access to information to important data internally, and to the public, can improve the ability to use data to improve decision-making by staff and the City Council, and can better inform the citizens with information to provide valuable feedback regarding local issues;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Scottsdale as follows;

Section 1. It is the policy of the City of Scottsdale to promote opeimess, transparency and accountability through open data, to consider public information to be open by default and open for inspection unless a countervailing privacy, confidentiality or security interest exists, to comply with the letter and spirit of public records and other laws, and to protect when applicable privacy, confidentiality, and security interests within data and information under the City’s control.</p>

Section 2. The City Manager is directed to coordinate with the other charter officers to develop an Open Data Program which is consistent with City policy and public records and other applicable laws, provides for as appropriate proactive release of data and information to support City priorities and decisions, establishes and maintains an Open Data Portal where the City’s published data will be publicly available online, and creates a process for oversight and leadership of the Open Data Program.</span>

Section 3. In developing the Open Data Program, the City Manager may, after considering the priority needs and financial resources of the City, request from the City Council additional funds, if necessary, to support the Program and the Portal.

Section 4. Within one year of the effective date of this resolution, the City Manager shall submit to the City Council an Open Data Report. The report shall include an assessment of progress towards achievement of the goals of the city’s Open Data Program, a list of datasets currently available on the Open Data Portal, and a description and publication timeline for datasets envisioned to be published on the portal.

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Council of the City of Scottsdale this 31st day of August, 2016.

CITY OF SCOTTSDALE, an Arizona municipal corporation

W.J. “Jim” Lane, Mayor

ATTEST:

Carolyn Jagger, City Clerk

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

Bruce Washburn, City Attorney

By: Luis Santaella, Senior Assistant City Attorney



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