Indianapolis, Ind. – Mayor Joe Hogsett announced today the launch of “OpenIndy,” a one-stop-shop for contracts, ethics filings, campaign finance reports, crime statistics, budgets, and other public documents. The open data portal is aimed at increasing transparency, ease of access to information and overall accountability in city government.
“Citizens of Indianapolis have a right to know how their officials are conducting city business,” said Mayor Hogsett. “The new OpenIndy portal will allow residents to explore municipal data and gain insight into how our city is spending money, making deals, addressing challenges facing the community, and more. In a world of increased connectivity, local government should be taking every opportunity to increase participation, collaboration and transparency with the residents of Indianapolis.”
The website will also make finding public filings easier with regular updates by each city department. Documents relating to county and township business will also be accessible on the site.
The OpenIndy portal can be accessed at data.indy.gov. Today’s launch represents phase one of a multiphase initiative aimed at increasing usability of the city’s digital assets.