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Cuyahoga County Transparency Update


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  • 1. What’s New and What’s Coming:Cuyahoga County’s Transparency Initiative prepared for the 1
  • 2. What’s New with the County WebsiteComprehensivecalendar of eventsCentral list of newsand informationSubscribe and stayinformedSubmit Your Ideas:MyCuyahogaConceptEnhanced SearchFunctionality 2 2
  • 3. A Comprehensive source for County-Wide Events 3 3
  • 4. A Comprehensive source for County-Wide News 4 4
  • 5. The Ability for the public to Subscribe OnlineSubscribe to our online newsletter(coming soon) and opt-in to receiveadditional information fromCuyahoga County on categories like- employment opportunities- emergency closings- volunteer opportunities- new programs or initiatives- other topics of interest. 5
  • 6. The ability for the public to submit ideas for a better Cuyahoga CountyMake your voice heard and suggesthow we can make things better forCuyahoga County.Vote and comment on ideas alreadyposted.Featured Topics include:- Economic Development- Regionalism- Sustainability- Transparency / Open Government 6 6
  • 7. Enhanced Search Functionality Across Websites 7
  • 8. Transparency Initiative: Information Available Today 8
  • 9. Engaging Young Talent and Encouraging Participation with the ‘Next Generation Council’Open to County residents ages 20 to 34Encourages greater participation in government, identifies policy issues and priorities thataffect young adults across the countyKey GoalsImprove communication between county government and the young adult community ofCuyahoga County.Build coalitions with young adult organizations and governments to increase the influenceand effectiveness of young adults in civic issues.Identify emerging public policy priorities.Develop mechanisms to increase civic participation within county government. 9
  • 10. Increasing Civic Engagement Among Local Residents: Challenge CuyahogaChallenge Cuyahoga is a social innovation competition that surfaces and supports ’innovative citizen-based projects to address challenges and opportunities related toCuyahoga County’s progress.Winners will receive seed money for their projects through a combination of crowd-sourced fundraising and institutional matching funds.The Challenge’s partner, The Civic Commons is a civic engagement utility providingcommunity outreach, a social network and online tools to support civic action for theimprovement of Northeast Ohio. The Civic Commons receives support from the John S.and James L. Knight Foundation and The Fund For Our Economic Future. 10
  • 11. One Method for Applying for Open Positions 11
  • 12. Detailed Budget Information Available Online 12
  • 13. County Council - Video Playback and Live Streaming of Meetings 13
  • 14. Transparency Initiative: What’s Coming Soon Searchable Databases of Information, Codified OrdinancesProcurement Database: Purchase of goods or services searchable by purpose, vendor, purchaser,dollar amount, funding source, department, transaction date, and other relevant factors.Grants and Loans Database: Grants and loans received, searchable by purpose, funding source,department, date of receipt, length of term, and other relevant factors;Pending Transactions Database: Will show where the item is in the process (for example, CountyCouncil 1st reading, 2nd reading, in committee, etc.) searchable by purpose, department, date ofinitiation, funding source, and other relevant factors.Special Procurement Events Database: Notification when contracts for goods or services that aresubstantially different from goods or services that the county currently contracts for or has contractedfor within the last three (3) yearsCounty Council Codified Ordinances Website: Codified ordinances will be listed in a fashionsimilar to the Ohio Revised Code. 14
  • 15. Backup slides 15
  • 16. Searchable Awards, Notices, Contracts 16
  • 17. Purchase Orders Issued 17
  • 18. Council Motions, Resolutions, Ordinances 18
  • 19. Board of Control Meeting Notices, Agendas, Minutes 19
  • 20. Human Resource Commission Notices, Agendas, Minutes 20
  • 21. Real Property Information -- Taxes, Transfers 21
  • 22. Board of Revision Filings 22
  • 23. Estate Tax Distribution to Municipalities 23
  • 24. Vendor Licenses Issued 24
  • 25. Board of Election Information:Sample ballots, absentee voter information,election candidate financial reports, election results street guides for candidates 25
  • 26. Deed Search 26
  • 27. Online Job Postings 27
  • 28. Sexual Offender Search 28
  • 29. Forfeited Land Sales, Sheriff Sales
  • 30. Budget Information 30
  • 31. Surplus Equipment Sales 31
  • 32. Court Docket – Criminal & Civil 32
  • 33. Court of Appeals – Weekly Case Decision List 33
  • 34. GIS – Geographical Information Systems 34
  • 35. What else have been working on in IT:1. Balanced 2011 Budget, set 2012 & 20132. Launching all new Juvenile Justice Center3. IT Consolidation4. IT Governance with revised Technical Advisory Committee5. Consolidated Procurements6. Regionalization Review7. Print Management Kick Off8. Internship Program 35