Minneapolis, MN accelerates its climate change mitigation efforts with the Climate Legacy Initiative
The Climate Legacy Initiative is a 10-year plan for improvements in areas like green jobs and tree canopy. Businesses, nonprofits, and community members will coordinate on community-wide projects like home weatherization. City officials and community organizations will use public dashboards for transparency about CLI objectives. Minneapolis partnered with local utilities on the collection of a utility franchise fee to fund CLI with 40% of funds dedicated to projects in low-income areas.
Long Beach, CA develops Digital Rights Platform for public understanding of smart city technology
Long Beach partnered with Coding it Forward fellows on a 10-week development process for the platform's prototype. Digital Transparency in the Public Realm (DTPR) signage was placed near smart pedestrian counters and license plate readers. Passersby scanned QR codes on the signs to access easy-to-understand information on data collection and usage methods. Future plans for the first-of-its-type platform include translation into three languages and entries for other technologies in use.
Long Beach, CA
Contagem, MG Aqui Tem Remédio platform supports timely access to medications at city pharmacies
Municipal officials identified frequent complaints of medication shortages or inconsistent supplies at pharmacies. Aqui Tem Remédio - Here is Medicine - is built on Microsoft Power BI and draws on an inventory control sheet used by all municipal pharmacies. Residents and prescribers toggle listed prescription or over-the-counter medicines to find real-time availability at 16 locations. Medications from Aciclovar to multivitamins are listed with their delivery methods and dosage.
Thurston County, WA implements Public Safety Assessment tool for transparent pretrial decisions
Thurston County's Pretrial Services team uses the PSA in deciding pretrial release or detainment conditions. PSA is a risk assessment method built on demographic and criminal justice data validated by RTI International. PSA results, case evidence, and constitutional requirements inform pretrial conditions in every case. County officials pursued a multi-year development process for the PSA as part of its involvement in the national Advancing Pretrial Policy & Research program.
Thurston County, WA
Stockholm, SE provides transparency into restaurant inspections with interactive map
The Food Inspections Map uses green, yellow, and red icons to indicate recent inspection results for eateries. This color scheme indicates inspections without issues, issues not requiring follow-up, and issues requiring follow-up, respectively. Map users click icons for the three most recent results, dates, and inspection types. The map is searchable by the user's location, restaurant name, address, or by neighborhood and saves user favorites.
Charlotte, NC builds public trust in digital technology use with communication standard pilot
City officials placed Digital Trust for Places & Routines (DTPR) signs in the Belmont and South End neighborhoods. DTPR's visual patterns explain purposes, accountable organizations, and data management practices for public technology like traffic apps or EV chargers. The standard's taxonomy includes images for 53 technology types from air quality to wireless access points. Signage features QR codes for DTPR explainers and public surveys about technology use.
Milwaukee County, WI Strategy Dashboard tracks efforts at healthier and more equitable neighborhoods
County officials declared racism a public health crisis in 2019, the first such declaration by an American local government. The Strategy Dashboard gathers datasets in three categories - Institutional Practices, Living Conditions, and Health Outcomes. For example, the Institutional Practices section includes visualizations of workforce demographics and ARPA funding allocations. County departments use the dashboard and a health and equity framework for inclusive program development.
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Baltimore, MD evaluates violence prevention efforts with its Public Safety Accountability Dashboard
The Microsoft Power BI dashboard supports accountability requirements in the Comprehensive Violence Prevention Plan. The Crime Summary tab provides year-to-year comparisons of homicides, violent crimes, and property crimes by neighborhood or police district. Interactive crime and arrest maps track data in both categories back to 2012. The dashboard includes a case disposition graph and a map of Community Violence Intervention partners.
Nashville and Davidson County, TN tracks neighborhood improvement projects with interactive map
The Neighborhoods Improvement Tracker presents a color-coded display of capital projects across Nashville. Eligible projects feature budgets of at least $50,000 and a use-life of at least 10 years. Planning officials divided 800 improvement projects at the tracker's introduction into categories including community safety and education. Tracker users click on each pinpoint for project details such as work completed percentage, budget, and estimated completion date.
Nashville And Davidson County, TN
Austin, TX Warrant Amnesty initiative builds community trust in criminal justice system
The month-long program seeks resolution for city-issued citations and warrants for local traffic violations. Participants visiting the Municipal Court or Community Court can waive their warrant fees by starting payment plans, applying for hardship waivers, or participating in community service. Municipal judges and prosecutors are available to answer questions as they review each case. Austin's pre-pandemic warrant amnesties resolved 37,500 warrants and tickets over three years.
Philadelphia, PA Workforce Diversity Dashboard shows trends in employee ethnicity, gender, and race
The Municipal Workforce tab compares monthly demographic data for public employees compared to city residents. A Senior Leadership section digs deeper into these comparisons for the Mayor's Cabinet and department heads. Dashboard users learn more about salary disparities by race in the Salary tab. Additional features include a map of employees by ZIP code and a year-to-year demographic analysis back to Fiscal Year 2019.
Philadelphia, PA increases transparency of campaign finance reporting with a new dashboard
Philadelphia built the dashboard in-house after working with an external vendor through 2019. The Campaign Finance Dashboard supports searches for city candidate transactions, debts, and contributions by ZIP code. Additional features include visualizations of filer categories, comparisons of competing candidate finances, and searches for filers by ward. The Office of Innovation and Technology produced a video tutorial and documentation for dashboard use.