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.

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  1. Listing of all PIDs, TIFs, approved by Council

    Financial reporting for all PIDs, TIFs in Austin, showing tax valuation prior to development and after development - i.e. amount of added value tax that is not available for general use outside the TIFs, etc.

    5 votes
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    • helicopter

      Austin Police Department - all events with the helicopter activity. When, where, and why.

      15 votes
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      • 4 votes
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        • 7 votes
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          • 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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            • Austin Water Utility: Average Total Pumpage per Capita

              Per capita water use based on total water pumped from treatment plants. This indicator includes water sold to all user classes (including industrial and wholesale) as well as unaccounted for water.

              5 votes
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              • Austin Water Utility: Water Usage By Customer Class

                Monthly customer water usage in million gallons by customer class. Derived from city's utility billing system.

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                • Austin Water Utility: Daily Pumpage

                  Daily water pumped from all water facilities to water customers.

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                  • Austin Water Utility: Million of Gallons Water Treated Per Month

                    Volume of water treated by all water treatment facilities by month.

                    3 votes
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                    • Austin Water Utility: Revenue by Customer Class

                      Total revenue by Austin Water utlity customer class. Derived from the City Utility's Billing System

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                      • 5 votes
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                        • City charter commission single-district maps

                          This data includes maps and data that were used to determine the district sizes and makeup as well as any intermediate steps that show the analysis that was considered.

                          4 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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                            • 3 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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                                • Health and Human Services: Restaurant Inspection Scores

                                  Scores retaurants receive following inspections

                                  35 votes
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                                  • 1 vote
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                                    • Austin Water Utility: kWh per Million Gallons Water and Wastewater Treated

                                      The amount of electricity used, in kWh, to the amount of water and wastewater treated, in millions of gallons (MG). This does not include package plant wastewater flows, and it also does not include non-AE electricity.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Austin Water Utility: Millions of Gallons of Wastewater treated

                                        Volume of wastewater treated by all water treatment facilities by month. This does not include package plant wastewater flows.

                                        3 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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