December 5, 2020

California: Los Angeles County OKs Open Data Initiative, Web Site Coming

From CBS Los Angeles:

Los Angeles County officials have approved creation of an online database that will make municipal statistics and records available to the public for free.

The website would be a “one-stop shop” for information on budgets, crime stats, welfare and the like that could be used and redistributed without any legal, social or technological limitations, according to county officials.

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the Open Data Initiative, authored by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, to create the one-stop-shop website data.lacounty.gov, which once completed will allow users to go directly to dashboards to search, view and download indexed information.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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