|Sent on:||Tuesday, June 8, 2010 6:06 PM|
The New York City Council Committee on Technology will hold an important hearing on open data standards for all city agencies at 10:00am on June 21, 2010 at 250 Broadway, New York, NY (Across the from City Hall).�� This bill, Introduction[masked] (formerly Intro. [masked]), is an effort to increase government transparency and facilitate easier access to public data.�� Beyond the ���good government��� benefits of this legislation, the bill will also unlock City data to enable web developers and entrepreneurs to interact with City government in new and unforeseen ways.�� Data published under this legislation will be readable by any computer device, whether that is a laptop or a phone, for innovative developments.�� This Gov 2.0 inspired transparency legislation, targets application developers, startups, small businesses, and academics with the ultimate goal of strengthening the connection between government and the public, while re-energizing the small business-tech sectors.
Please visit http://nycctechcomm.wordpress.com/opengov/ for information on Int. 029-2010.�� If you wish to testify, please contact the Office of Council Member Gale A. Brewer, Kunal Malhotra, Legislative and Budget Director, at (212)[masked] or [address removed] / Samuel Wong, Legislative Aide on Technology, at (212)[masked] or [address removed].