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Policy Statements

Tech Policy Goal 7

Support public policies that would ensure that technology and the opportunities available to the tech community can reach all New York’s citizens, and help solve issues related to healthcare, human rights and justice, gender equality, transportation, the environment, and other issues of fundamental importance to all New Yorkers.

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Make all realtime public data accessible via API

Local law 11 requires that every city agency provide their data in a machine readable format on the web so activists and entrepreneur can leverage it and create new applications. However, section 23-502 c. only says such data should be updated "as often as is necessary to preserve the integrity of usefulness of the data". Replacing section 23-502 . with "within 24 hours of availability to the agency would greatly enhance ...more »

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Light the Torch: Advocate for Immigrant Opportunities

New York has always been the port choice for immigrants to legally begin their path to US entrepreneurship and citizenship. NYC's leadership must ensure that the US welcomes all potential immigrants from around the world who want to come here to get educated, work, and then employ and educate others (background checks permitting, of course). We need their hunger and inventiveness, as their appreciation for our values ...more »

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Improve NYC Maps / Pluto Data

NYCityMap should have a full fledged API < http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/nycitymap/ >. + All datasets should have a clear GeoTaged locations / Improvements to open data catalog of all available data sets plotted on a base map. + MapPLUTO data should be free < http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/bytes/applbyte.shtml > + Improve/add additional maps - 311 integration - 911 Call integration - Crime map - Green infrastructure ...more »

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Healthcare for entrepreneurs

Work to ensure the access and understanding of health insurance programs for entrepreneurs and startups. Help reduce one of the last barriers to people starting their own companies -- the fear or not being able to find affordable coverage for themselves and their employees. PM me if you want to see this become more of a reality.

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The Accessible City

The city administration has moved to acquire the .nyc TLD - its like .com and .org but just for New Yorkers. And it has created a .NYC Advisory Board to help fashion an insightful development plan. We need digital public spaces to help the public engage and run our city. For example, "voters.nyc" with every registered voter getting a "my-city" civic space, e.g., Your.Name.voter.nyc, with candidate info, polling location, ...more »

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Improved public safety data (NYPD / FDNY)

NYPD

+ Release all data as machine readable and via an update API

+ Detailed Crash (motor vehicle, bike, and pedestrian) Data

+ 911 location and types of calls

+ Precinct Locations and Chain of Command Structure (where permissible)

FDNY

+ Fire Hydrant data so we can build adopt-a-hydrant (See Boston)

+ 911 location and types of calls (see seattle)

+ 911 response times (see L.A.)

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Fully Searchable Machine Readable City Budget

Even with recent improvements by the Independent Budget Office, the New York City budget process still remains opaque as journalists and residents try to understand differences between the Mayor's budget, the City Council budget and the final budget. Details are often presented through press releases that discuss reductions, restorations and other often indecipherable budget lingo. A “User Friendly” budget would list ...more »

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