Mesa celebrates Open Data Day with new open data portal
Innovative Partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies’ National What Works Cities Program
The City of Mesa’s is proud to announce the opening of its new open data portal in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities and The Sunlight Foundation.
In celebration of Open Data Day on Saturday, March 5, the City of Mesa encourages everyone to check out the new portal at open.mesaaz.gov.
“I strongly believe that data and evidence are the fuel that will continue to power the positive momentum we’ve created as we work to grow Mesa into an even better place to live work and raise a family,” said Mayor John Giles. “We are excited that Mesa is a leader in open data for Arizona.”
The portal will make it easier for residents to access data and learn more about the progress Mesa is making towards addressing the city-wide priorities of increasing prosperity, transforming neighborhoods and creating a vibrant downtown.
The data sets show trends over time, geographical concentrations and other indicators of what programs, projects or policies can be implemented to better reach Mesa’s strategic goals. The data sets can be exported for use in applications or to share via social media.
There are currently 94 data sets available with more on the way. Users are encouraged to participate in the development of new data sets by providing suggestions.
To learn more about What Works Cities, please visit www.whatworkscities.org.
Contact: Melissa Randazzo