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Citing InnoMAYtion’s goal to “foster a collaborative environment between the government, residents, and entrepreneurs to improve the lives of District residents,” the OpenGov Foundation is urging D.C. gov to expand its use of Madison.
Madison, as we’ve written before, is part of the Foundation’s pledge to help build “a 21st-century legislature.” It’s an online platform where law makers can post draft legislation and solicit feedback from citizens and interested parties. D.C. uses Madison for Drafts.dc.gov, which is where the Draft Open Data Policy was posted.
— OpenGov Foundation (@FoundOpenGov) May 5, 2016
The Draft Open Data Policy is far from the first or only time D.C. gov has engaged with Madison, though. In fact, there is a history of collaboration between the OpenGov Foundation and D.C. government leaders that dates back to 2014. Today, the Foundation is concerned with encouraging momentum.
As is written in a post on the Foundation’s website: “The collaborative momentum D.C. worked hard to put in place can only succeed with more policies and new engagement opportunities across the city government on the platform.”
InnoMAYtion, it just so happens, provides a poetic time to make this plea. Read the full post on the OpenGov Foundation’s hopes for D.C.’s continuing embrace of Madison here.
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