Technology Should Support Community Understanding of Council Actions

Many in our community felt strongly about last night’s Charlottesville city council agenda.  Those who could not attend the meeting or watch it (the video live stream was down), looked to professional journalists on Twitter to follow along.  Thankfully, local media had at least three members present Chris Suarez (Daily Progress), Henry Graff (NBC 29),[…]

Charlottesville City Council Passes Open Data Resolution

PRESS RELEASE: Charlottesville City Council Passes Open Data Resolution Forthcoming policy set to support civic innovation Charlottesville, VA, September 20, 2016 Last night the Charlottesville City Council unanimously adopted a resolution in support of open data. The resolution calls on the city manager to develop an open data policy for Charlottesville. With this step, the[…]

Democratic Primary 2015 Precinct Visualizations

Below are interesting relative support visualizations for each of the candidates in the 2015 Democratic Primary for Charlottesville City Council. This work was made possible because of open data provided by the Virginia Department of Elections and the City of Charlottesville Neighborhood Development Services, in particular GIS Analyst Ruth Emerick.  If you see any errors, please[…]