City of Austin Open Data Portal

Open data is coming to Austin City government, and the City is seeking input from the community to identify datasets of interest and to help prioritize them for release in December. The City is eager to join cities like Philadelphia, the District of Columbia and Boston, to provide data that increases transparency, promotes operational efficiency and encourages public participation. Whether you are a resident, a researcher or software application developer, it is important that the City knows what data you need to stay informed and involved in your City government.

Review suggested City datasets below, vote on those you would like to prioritize and even add your own suggestion if the data you want is not on the list. With your participation, the Austin community will have unprecedented access to City data and join the policy process in ways they never could before.

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  1. Office of the City Clerk: Lobbyist List

    List of  persons who are hired by individuals, corporations or groups to influence public officials or specific boards and commissions.

    61 votes
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    • city demographics

      ethnicity, age, education level breakdowns provided on a regular basis -- we love this work and use it all the time.

      54 votes
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      • Neighborhood Housing and Community Development: Inventory Map of Affordable Housing-Austin

        These data include a list of all currently subsidized housing in the City of Austin. It also includes multifamily and single-family properties, address, number of units, affordability levels, and affordability term.

        44 votes
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        • Neighborhood Housing and Community Development: Demographics by Program

          These summary level data depict Median Family Income levels (MFI), Race/Ethnicity, Household Size, and other metrics of clients served through NHCDs programs.

          43 votes
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          • Planning and Development Review: Building Permits

            Applies to the construction, alteration or addition, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, including a change in occupancy, location, maintenance, removal and demolition of every building or structure or any appurtenances connected or attached to such buildings or structures.

            42 votes
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            • 41 votes
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              • Animal Services Office: Animal Intakes

                The number of animals by type (dog, cat, other) taken in to the Austin Animal Center and the nature of the intake

                36 votes
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                • Health and Human Services: Restaurant Inspection Scores

                  Scores retaurants receive following inspections

                  35 votes
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                  • Numbers of crimes and the neighborhoods they are committed in

                    Basically a way to give neighbors a "heads up" . A way for neighbors to know they need to be on the look out for burglars, car theives, drug dealers, etc

                    34 votes
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                    • Animal Services Office: Animal Outcomes

                      The number of animals by type (dog, cat, other) released from the Animal Center and the nature of outcome

                      32 votes
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                      • City Events listing

                        All city events containing date, location, etc

                        32 votes
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                        • Office of Real Estate Services:

                          List of all City-owned land parcels, including address, TCAD ID number, and the steward department. Also includes GIS ID number and City map grid number for locating parcel.

                          31 votes
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                          • Agenda items

                            Board and commission agenda items

                            30 votes
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                            • 29 votes
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                              • 28 votes
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                                • Austin Police Department: Warrants

                                  Outstanding warrants issued by APD

                                  27 votes
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                                  • Austin Police Department: Public Portion of Offense reports

                                    Public portion of Offense reports located on our internet page. 

                                    27 votes
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                                    • Financial Services: Contract Catalog

                                      Flat File dataset of the Austin Finance Online Contract Catalog.   A contract is a long-term (multi-year) contract for goods and services, and contracts for Construction activity. Within the City, these are referred to as Master Agreements and Central Purchase Contracts.

                                      26 votes
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                                      • Neighborhood Housing and Community Development: Geographic Dispersion of Federal Funding-Austin

                                        These data provide geographic information about the location of where federal funds were disbursed in the City of Austin (for programs administered by NHCD)

                                        26 votes
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                                        • Austin 3-1-1: Customer Service Center Calls

                                          Total number of 311 calls broken down by department.

                                          26 votes
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