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Mayor Aims To 'Open Baltimore' With Data Transparency

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Baltimore city agencies will soon be taking transparency to a whole new level. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has signed an executive order creating an initiative called OpenBaltimore.

The idea is to make more data available to the public. The order directs all city agencies to post online all data sets that are under their control.

Rawlings-Blake says the amount of data shared with the public will be unprecedented. She hopes the initiative will lead innovative people to collaborate with government and find ways to save money and improve city services.

Agencies will have 30 days to make lists of their data sets and identify which are available to the public and which are not. Then they'll work toward posting the data on the OpenBaltimore Web site.


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