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Open Raleigh Background
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The City of Raleigh is a partner in the open government community and strives to become a worldwide model for an open source city. Through the Open Raleigh initiative, the City seeks to develop opportunities for economic development, commerce, increased investment, and civic engagement.

Learn more about your city by browsing data from Raleigh's open data portal Our open data portal allows access to city data in open and standard ways for non-technical and tech savvy users.

Open Raleigh Background

The City of Raleigh has a long history of open, collaborative government by engaging with citizens to provide a high level of customer service. On February 7, 2012, the Raleigh City Council unanimously adopted an Open Source Resolution. This was the first of many steps designed to make it easier to get information and interact with city government. Raleigh is committed to an open source strategy that highlights transparency, collaboration, and improved access to local government information and data.

Since the passing of the resolution, City staff has engaged with citizen groups, youth development programs, entrepreneurs, and businesses to create an open data roadmap. The open data roadmap was created as a living document under the guiding principles of availability and access, reuse and redistribution, and universal participation. The open data roadmap moves the City forward in creating a set of open data policies. A primary objective is a framework that supports a culture of openness and transparency and leads to an open government process.

For more information, email Open Data with the City of Raleigh.

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Information Technology