Campaign: Policy Statements

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 the potential usefulness of the data and force agencies to be more nimble in making this data available in near-realtime."

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