City codes are complex, confusing and often maintained by a private third party behind a paywall. How they are updated only adds to the confusion and makes it near impossible for anyone, other than a chosen few government employees, to understand the changes. As a result, there is often very little input from citizens when the code is changed and no way for a citizen track let alone suggest changes.
Mayor Andy Berke has developed Git City Codes, which moves the operating DNA of cities, their codes and ordinances, into the public light by opening up the code to general public and managing updates through Git. Git is a distributed revision control system often used for collaborative computer coding projects. This will allow citizens to access all city codes and provide more timely input on improvements.