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Seattle mayor signs new open data policy that makes city information more accessible

Published on February 26, 2016

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signs an open data executive order on Friday at Impact HUB in downtown Seattle.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray today signed an executive order that instructs city departments to make their data more accessible to the public.

The new open data policy was developed by city IT staff with help from the University of Washington and the Sunlight Foundation to help make data about everything from homelessness to local parks more easily available online.


“As a city, we view open data as more than just a window into the city operations — we view it as a valuable tool,” Murray said today at Impact HUB.

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