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OpenGov Gives City Officials Easier Access to Valuable Data, and Empowers Them to Share that Data With Citizens
The City of Pueblo has announced that it’s partnering with OpenGov - the leader in government performance management - to further increase its effectiveness and accountability, and earn greater public trust.
“The City of Pueblo is committed to providing information as easily accessible and transparently as possible. Through this cooperation with OpenGov, we will be able to do this for our citizens.”, says City Manager Sam Azad.
The OpenGov Smart Government Cloud™ is an easy-to-use, cloud-based solution for budgeting and planning, reporting and operational performance and open data. OpenGov’s open data portal aggregates, organizes and visualizes various data sets (like budgets, building permits and 311 requests) in a single portal. It’s powered by CKAN, the open-source standard that the U.S. federal government, the European Union and hundreds of other agencies around the world use for open data and includes tools like APIs that developers can use to build applications.
The city is using OpenGov’s open data portal to give government officials across numerous departments easier access to its data sets so they can make faster, more informed decisions. It’s also using the portal to launch a new site at www.pueblo.us/finance that increases civic engagement by giving citizens access to its data sets.
“Our open data portal is a win-win for Pueblo and its citizens,” said OpenGov CEO Zac Bookman. “On average, governments receive 20 percent less requests for information after they launch their OpenGov open data portals. That means citizens are getting the information they need, and it saves governments time and energy that can be spent elsewhere.”
The City of Pueblo joins over 1,600 city, county and state governments, special districts and schools that rely on OpenGov to be more effective and accountable.