At his State of the City Speech on February 17, Mayor Ed Murray announced two new online tools based on open data.
Performance Seattle (performance.seattle.gov) uses current data to monitor progress against the goals set for the future of the City of Seattle. At present, nine City departments are contributing data about how well they are meeting their goals, such as reducing traffic fatalities, reducing our carbon footprint and responding quickly to fires. In the coming months, all City departments will set performance targets and report regularly to the public on their progress.
Seattle Open Budget (openbudget.seattle.gov) provides greater transparency into the City’s budget with graphs, charts and maps in an easy-to-use interface, and is a leap forward in budget reporting for our City.
Taken together, both of these resources will help us as a City achieve better goal-setting, better tracking, better use of data, and better outcomes.