Salinas Adopts Open Data Policy
June 8, 2017 — Salinas, CA
The City of Salinas this week adopted an Open Data Policy to promote social equity, government efficiency and increased access to government information. Under the policy, approved by the City Council at its Tuesday meeting, the City will provide digital information about crime, service requests (such as sidewalk and street repairs), construction, permits, and zoning, as well as many other datasets.
“Open data makes it easier to find information, and it presents it in ways that are easier to understand and work with,” said the City’s GIS Administrator, Eric Sandoval. “It will enable us to give the public more transparency, while also encouraging innovation and economic growth.”