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Proposed Open Government Framework for the City of Guelph (Presentation)


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Proposed Open Government Framework for the City of Guelph (Presentation)

  1. 1. City of GuelphOpen Government Framework November 13, 2012 Governance Committee @blair_labelle, City Clerk
  2. 2. #Overview History Drivers Defining Open Gov Proposed OGF Next Steps 2
  3. 3. #History Open Gov has roots in FOI legislation Growth of collaborative technology and mobile infrastructure United States Open Gov Directive New agencies and partnership models 3
  4. 4. #Drivers#External “FAST” organizations are efficient and effective Embrace the changing landscape of government Makes government relevant and understandable Leads to innovation and added value#Internal Open Gov defined as a pillar of the Council approved Corporate Technology Strategic Plan Corporate Strategic Plan key initiative 4
  5. 5. #Defining Open Gov Code for America 5
  6. 6. #Defining Open Gov TransparencyTo create a fully transparentand accountable City whichleverages technology and Open Participation Accountabilityempowers the community Governmentto generate added value aswell as participate in thedevelopment of innovativeand meaningful solutions. Innovation 6
  7. 7. #Proposed Open Government Framework for the City of Guelph Open Government Vision Principles Participation Innovation Transparency Accountability Open Access to Open Directions Open Data Engagement Information Governance Community Open Data Policy and Engagement Information Catalogue Procedure Framework Management Framework Web 2.0 Open Standards Integration Action Oversight and Enterprise Control Areas Systems Functions Collaboration Development and Knowledge Challenges and Sharing Events Proactive Performance E-Government Open Source Disclosure Measurement Services Procurement
  8. 8. #Open EngagementTo build on the traditional and legislativefoundation of public consultation torealize a transformative approach to theway in which the City caninform, consult, collaborate andempower the community. 8
  9. 9. #Community Wellbeing Initiative A partnership between community stakeholders and the City Dynamic conversation to develop a shared vision Various engagement methods: • Ward conversations • „Places and spaces‟ conversations • Household survey (and contest) • Comment cards • Workshop-in-a-box (toolkit for community conversations) • Online discussions (blogs, RSS, social media) • Mayor‟s telephone Town Hall Data will be used to develop a City strategy, but the intent of the CWI is also to inspire individuals to take action within their own communities 9
  10. 10. #Open DataTo encourage the use of public data to bemade available in practical formats for thepurpose of facilitating the development ofinnovative and value added solutions. 10
  11. 11. #Data Catalogues 11
  12. 12. #Apps for Democracy: App Challenge 2008 app challenge for local developers to exploit open data DC invested $50K which returned $2.3Million in shared value#Toronto 311: Open Standards Toronto adopted the Open311 standard Led to development of smart phone apps to report issues like potholes and graffiti in real-time 12
  13. 13. #2010 London Ontario UnLab: Hackathon A 2010 hackathon held by UnLab supported by Open Data London Developers, students, photographers and professionals gathered in order to design an application which provides residents information regarding their waste collection can automate reminders through email, text message or by way of a meeting request through Outlook/iCal 13
  14. 14. #Access to InformationTo subscribe to best practices and supportthe necessary tools with respect managingcivic information for the purpose of enhancingthe transparency of City business and theenrichment of information assets. 14
  15. 15. #Records and Information Management (RIM) Program designed to standardize, classify and manage info Reduces cost, creates efficiencies, improves reporting, mitigates risk and increases transparency Supports open data efforts and tools such as an EDRMS#Toronto’s TMMIS Allows users to easily search and track the business of the City in real-time as it flows through the legislative process Users can bookmark and share items and register for e-updates Toronto Clerk „live tweets‟ from meetings to provide updates 15
  16. 16. #Open GovernanceTo develop a management and controlframework as well as the necessary policyinstruments to define expectations and verifythe performance of strategic initiatives relatedto Open Government. 16
  17. 17. #Open Government Dashboard 17
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  19. 19. #Government 2.0 2011 Ontario MISA Conference 20
  20. 20. #Next Steps Phase 1 (2012)  Council to consider approval of the proposed Open Government Framework Phase 2 (2013 subject to approval)  Expansion request in the 2013 operating budget to retain a subject matter expert to assist in developing an Open Government Action Plan for the City Phase 3 (TBD)  Transform to Open Gov Phase 4 (TBD)  Iterate from community metrics 21
  21. 21. #Questions? 22