Currently the City of Chattanooga has very limited data made public to its citizens, hindering citizen engagement and trust in government.
Mayor Berke is working to release unprecedented amounts of public data in the city to spur civic innovation and economic growth. From interactive budgeting tools, to applications that show where road closures are -- open public data empowers the local development community to help solve difficult civic problems. Through a strong partnership with the Public Library, Chattanooga is also investing in an independent platform to host all community data (nonprofits, private businesses, community organizers)-- not just government. The Library will also be an independent advocate for high quality open data, which is invaluable for the long term future of government transparency in Chattanooga.