City Launches ChattaData

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Berke Administration has launched its ChattaData performance website, making Chattanooga "one of just a dozen cities in the country providing an online platform to present and analyze data."

City COO Brent Goldberg provided City Council members a demonstration of the site.

With ChattaData, any citizen can visit https://performance.chattanooga.gov/ to track the city of Chattanooga’s progress on reducing violence, growing the local economy, improving literacy, strengthening connectivity through transportation, and a host of various goals related to community priorities.

“By opening up our data to the public, City government becomes more open, transparent, and accountable to our citizens,” said Mayor Andy Berke. “ChattaData not only provides a big picture view of our progress tackling important issues, it allows citizens to explore, dissect, and utilize the data themselves to create potential solutions to community concerns.”

Officials said, "The launch of ChattaData follows several of Mayor Berke’s initiatives to make important city data more open and transparent to citizens. On February 13, 2014, the city posted a draft of their Open Data Policy to the site, GitHub, for public input. After public feedback and revisions were made to the policy, the Mayor’s Office presented it to Mayor Berke for final approval.

"On May 31, 2014, Mayor Berke signed an executive order creating the first Open Data Policy for the City of Chattanooga. Through the executive order, the Berke Administration adopted open standards to improve transparency of city government functions, provide more access to public information, and improve coordination and efficiencies among organizations across the public, non-profit, and private sectors.

"The Open Data Portal was also launched and can be accessed at https://data.chattlibrary.org/. Through the portal, citizens can access data collected from the city of Chattanooga as well as the community. The city will continue to update the Open Data Portal and make more data sets available."

 


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