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Record #: R2017-666   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 7/26/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Joint Committee: Economic, Capital and Technology Development; Finance
Final action:
Title: Call for Department of Innovation and Technology to present status update and timeline for 2015 Chicago Technology Plan
Sponsors: Cardenas, George A., Santiago, Milagros, Munoz, Ricardo, Reboyras, Ariel, Solis, Daniel, Moreno, Proco Joe, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Hopkins, Brian , Waguespack, Scott, Maldonado, Roberto, Scott, Jr. Michael, Moore, David H., Arena, John, Pawar, Ameya, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Foulkes, Toni, Mitchell, Gregory I., Hairston, Leslie A., Lopez, Raymond A., Brookins, Jr., Howard
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Innovation & Technology
Attachments: 1. R2017-666.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
City Council - July 26, 2017 Joint Committee: Economic, Capital and Technology Development; Finance



RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, Technological advancements affect the way Chicago citizens live, work, and interact with local government; and
WHEREAS, Properly leveraging data and new technology makes government more efficient, effective, and open; and
WHEREAS, Cities across the country have benefited from using data and technology to increase transparency; and
WHEREAS, Chicago must reinvent the way it delivers city services, manages daily operations and community engagement; and
WHEREAS, Working with civic technology innovators to develop creative solutions to city challenges will have positive impacts; and
WHEREAS, Improving digital and information technologies can reduce the cost of sharing information; and
WHEREAS, As an example of open government, updated, real-time open data programs with an array of raw data, charts, graphs, story maps, infographics, and interactive dashboards about the City's financials could be made available to the public; and
WHEREAS, As an example of open government, updated, real-time data for the TIF District Programming could be made available to the public; and
WHEREAS, In 2015, the City published an updated Technology Plan, demonstrating its commitment to using innovative technology to strengthen communities, infrastructure, and economic growth; and
WHEREAS, Chicago seeks to establish itself as a national and global center of technological innovation; and
WHEREAS, Chicago strives to ensure the full participation of its residents and businesses in the digital economy through training and engagement programs that make technology relevant, useful, and productive; and

WHERAS, Chicago desires to encourage the vibrancy of its technology sector by attracting and retaining professionals and supporting the creation and expansion of technology companies; and
WHEREAS, The Department of Innovation & Technology is tasked with assessing the City's data an...

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