Somerville Citizens Invited into City Improvement Efforts 

Much thanks to Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone’s leadership, Somerville is one of the leading users of open data for citizen empowerment. From Somerville’s open data portal, citizens can access status updates on 311 requests (and even get a photo of the progress), the city’s budget for the following year, where rats have been sighted around town, health clinic data, missed garbage can picks ups and much more. Somerville is a small town with a big vision.


“Somerville has continually been at the forefront of innovative government management and transparency, and we’re excited to roll out this latest data tracking tool to bring real time information to residents.”
Mayor Joe Curtatone, City of Somerville, MA More…


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Press

Somerville to put mass of city data online in July
by Matt Byrne, Boston.com, June 15, 2012

Somerville to Share City Data via Innovative “OpenData” Service
by ResiStat, June 15, 2012

Somerville to Launch “OpenData” Cloud-Based Portal in July
by Chris Orchard, SomervillePatch, June 15, 2012