Council Resolution (Jun 27, 2017)
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RESOLUTION NO. R17-51
A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLENDALE, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA, AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN OPEN DATA PROGRAM FOR THE CITY OF GLENDALE.
WHEREAS, it is the mission of the City of Glendale, Arizona to improve the lives of the people served every day, and city leaders value integrity, excellence, innovation, community engagement, and ongoing learning; and,
WHEREAS, today, digital data collected by the City of Glendale, Arizona (the “City”) is not generally readily available to the public for aggregation and analysis; and
WHEREAS, access to public data promotes a higher level of civic engagement and allows citizens to provide valuable feedback to government officials regarding local issues; and
WHEREAS, every citizen has the right to prompt, efficient service from the government; and
WHEREAS, the thoughtful implementation of an Open Data Program can improve the provision of services, increase transparency and access to public information, and enhance coordination and efficiencies among departments, partner organizations and citizens; and
WHEREAS, an Open Data Program proactively provides information often obtained through time-consuming, costly public records requests; and
WHEREAS, by publishing structured, standardized data in machine-readable formats the City seeks to encourage the local software community to develop applications and tools to collect, organize, and share public data in new and innovative ways for the benefit of the greater community; and
WHEREAS, the protection of privacy, confidentiality and security will be maintained as a paramount priority in the open data endeavor while also advancing the government’s transparency and accountability through open data.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLENDALE as follows:
SECTION 1. That It is the policy of the City of Glendale to promote openness, transparency and accountability through open data released by the City while maintaining privacy, confidentiality, security and legal interests.
SECTION 2. That the City Manager is directed to coordinate with other appointed officials to develop an Open Data Program which provides for the proactive release of select data in accordance with the following guidelines and establishes a process for prioritizing the publication of data. Data is to be published:
a. In open standard or machine-readable formats;
b. In accordance with an established quality assurance process that ensures data quality and usability c. In a centralized location on the city website;
d. With clearly articulated rights to reuse the data without registration requirements, access fees, licenses, or usage limitations.
e. In accordance with city policies, public records laws, and any other applicable Federal, State and local laws.
f. In conjunction with stated goals, objectives, fundamental services, or core mission.
SECTION 3. That the City Manager or designee will review and publicly report on the status of the Open Data Program on at least an annual basis to include an assessment of progress, a list of datasets that are currently available, and a description and publication timeline for datasets expected to become available.
PASSED, ADOPTED AND APPROVED by the Mayor and Council of the City of Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona, this 27th day of June, 2017.
Mayor Jerry P. Weiers
ATTEST: Julie K. Bower, City Clerk (SEAL)
APPROVED AS TO FORM: Michael D. Bailey, City Attorney
REVIEWED BY: Kevin R. Phelps, City Manager