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FOX19 Investigates: City announces new open data portal

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The City of Cincinnati unveiled a new portal that puts information right at residents' fingertips.

The new Open Data Cincinnati Portal has 15 sets of data, such as restaurant inspections and how long it takes fire departments to respond, online for anyone to access, browse and export.

“It's all about the public and the public has a right to know about the people's business," said Cincinnati Mayor, John Cranley. "The people's business needs to be done in public and it should be easy for citizens to figure out what its government is doing.”

City leaders said it's a move toward greater transparency between them and the public.

“In this information age data is clearly a valued commodity and there's no reason city government should hold a monopoly on that data,” said City Manager, Harry Black.

CLICK HERE FOR A LINK OF THESE DATABASES

The initiative of the new open data proposal was initially born out of a proposal from councilmember P.G. Sittenfeld, according to officials. City Council unanimously adopted the proposal.

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