Minneapolis Open Data Direction To Staff

Well I’m ashamed to admit this, but we were totally unaware that one of the final acts of the 2012 Minneapolis City Council was to issue a Direction to Staff on opening up city data. The below Direction is quoted from the December 11th, 2013 Official Proceedings of the Minneapolis City Council.

Direct all City departments to make data available online using open standards; further direct that the Information Technology Director convene a working group to include the City Coordinator and key department staff, with feedback from the Information Technology Executive Group, to develop a policy and implementation schedule for the “Open Data Directive,” and report on progress to the Ways & Means Committee and Information Technology Policy committee starting in March 2014 and at regular intervals thereafter.