Somerville Citizens Invited into City Improvement Efforts
Much thanks to Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone’s leadership, the city of Somerville is one of the leading users of open data for citizen empowerment. From Somerville’s open data portal, citizens can access status updates on 311 requests (and even get a photo of the progress), the city’s budget for the following year, where rats have been sighted around town, health clinic data, missed garbage can picks ups and much more. Somerville is a small town with a big vision.
- Somerville to put mass of city data online in July — Matt Byrne, Boston.com, June 15, 2012
- Somerville to Share City Data via Innovative “OpenData” Service — ResiStat, June 15, 2012
- Somerville to Launch “OpenData” Cloud-Based Portal in July — Chris Orchard, SomervillePatch, June 15, 2012