Three local governments in the Lower Hudson Valley are among 64 statewide that have signed up to share data on open.ny.gov, a new data transparency website, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today. They are Mount Vernon, Ramapo and Yonkers. Fifteen counties have agreed to participate, although Putnam, Rockland and Westchester are not among them.
“In addition to reducing costs and housing data for localities, this website helps connect government on all levels with the people it serves,” Cuomo said in a statement. “I’m pleased to announce 64 additional local governments have pledged to participate in open.ny.gov, and I encourage others to join us in making government more accessible to all New Yorkers.”
Users can find data on economic develpment, recreation, health, public services and other areas on the website. Information is in a format that can be retrieved, downloaded, indexed and searched by commonly used Web search applications.
In addition to providing access to government data, the website will help local governments cut costs, improve efficiency and increase transparency, according to Cuomo.
Local governments interested in participating can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.