Candidates share views on open data

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October 8, 2013
By: Sarah McKenzie
Sarah McKenzie

Open Twin Cities — a group of civic hackers and community leaders committed to making local government more transparent — has posted its 2013 Minneapolis/St. Paul Open Data Questionnaire it sent out to 93 candidates for public office.

To date, 24 candidates — all from Minneapolis — have responded to the survey. Eleven mayoral candidates filled out the questionnaire, 1 mayoral candidate provided a general statement on open data, 11 City Council candidates filled out the survey and 1 Council candidate provided a statement.

Those who participated include: Mark V Anderson, Kris Brogan, Christopher Clark, Dan Cohen, Vincent Coffeen, Missy Durant, Ben Gisselman, Elizabeth Glidden, Kristina Gronquist, Kurtis W. Hanna, John Leslie Hartwig, Diane Hofstede, Gregg A. Iverson, Andrew Johnson, Linea Palmisano, Abdul M Rahaman, Ole Savior, Matt Steele, Meg Tuthill, John Charles Wilson, Cam Winton, Stephanie Woodruff, Blong Yang, and Christopher Robin Zimmerman.

The candidates were asked to share views on the importance of open data, whether Minneapolis leaders provide enough information (via data sets) about the city to citizens, and what their strategy would be regarding an open data policy if elected, among other topics.

Open Twin Cities will update the survey as more candidate responses are filed.