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What is Open Government?

Efforts by the City to support your rights to access the documents and proceedings of the City to allow for effective public oversight. We believe open government is vital to increase transparency, and public participation and collaboration in the democratic process. 

We currently have in place Freedom of Information Act processes that allow you to request information of all kinds from the City. View our Public Records Request Policy


What is Open Data?

Open data is the idea that City data should be freely available for everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control. At the City, we manage a great deal of data for a number of things, like: community development, parking, crime, budgeting, 311 calls, and much more. We believe this data should be made available to you, online, for free! 


Open Data Initiatives 

In 2010, we launched an open data dashboard that allows you to view: the City's online checkbook, employee payroll and even perform a business license search.  

Below are initiatives that were started this year in collaboration with Code for Reno

Open Data Reno

A place to see and exchange data relevant to the greater Reno/Sparks/Washoe County area.

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GitHub

The City's open data repository.  

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Groups and Events 

Below is a list of groups and events that use open data to build innovative, civic-minded tools and apps that benefit our community.

Code for Reno 

As part of the Code for America Brigade, Code for Reno is an organizing force for local civic engagement. A network of "civic hackers" who contribute their skills toward using the web as a platform for local government and community service.

Join the CfR Meetup Group!

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Hack4Reno

A weekend hackathon event for building apps that create a more informed and engaged community in the city of Reno. Hack4Reno 2014 took place on October 25-26th, 2014. Read More 

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National Day of Civic Hacking

On May 31 – June 1, 2014, more than 11,000 citizens representing government, businesses, nonprofits, technologists, and entrepreneurs participated in more than 95 simultaneous civic hacking events in 83 cities across the US as part of the first ever National Day of Civic Hacking.

View what the Code for Reno team built for NDoCH 2014 using City data!

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Have you built a tool or app using our data? Need datasets for your next project? Let us know!

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