Kansas City launched its Open Data portal in January 2013. In 2014, the Mayor, Council, and Manager worked to implement the recommendations of the Mayor’s Challenge Cabinet to implement a strategic open data policy.
Open data allows Kansas City to be more transparent, and allows citizens to be better-informed participants in democratic processes. Open data also provides for better organizational efficiency for programs like KCStat, and allows civic entrepreneurs to more easily build technological solutions to improve City services. Interested parties can access Kansas City’s open data portal here.