Tag: transparency

Video, original documents from the US Department of Justice Cleveland Consent Decree

Many thanks to Cleveland City Councilman, Brian Cummins, for posting numerous items related to today’s announcement and release of the United States Department of Justice consent decree with the City of Cleveland concerning its police department. Here is the full video of the announcement, made at 1:30pm today in Cleveland: Finally, the USDOJ has posted (and you can download from…

This Week in Open

This week’s news roundup and events list brings more than just graduations and pollen. To keep up with the growing open data ecosystem in Northeast Ohio, sign up for our blog feed, follow us on Twitter or visit and like us on Facebook. NEWS: In honor of Memorial Day, please check out the Veterans Affairs open data portal. Its features…

This Week in Open

We love news and information, especially when their about open data. So each week, we review countless links to keep up with what’s happening here and around the world with open data. In this weekly feature, we’ll offer up a few that caught our attention and we hope will catch yours, plus details about any events we know of that…

Op-ed: More local government transparency needed for Ohio campaign finance data

The following oped appeared in the print version of The Plain Dealer on Sunday, April 26, 2015 (yeah, Sunday circulation!), and online here at cleveland.com. Please share your thoughts about it there or below, and thanks to the editorial page editors for selecting this important content. At a public meeting in Oakland, California, early in 2014, an analyst with the city’s…