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.

Each user will have 25 votes to apply to data set items that are of the highest priority.

What City of Austin data would you most want to be able to access?

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  1. Austin Resource Recovery: Garbage Collected Per Customer Per Pickup

    Pounds of Garbage Collected per customer per pickup (once a week)

    7 votes
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    • Human Resources Department: COA Employee and Job History

      Current Hire, Department, Title, Salary

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      • Inventory and Locations of Billboards

        Although new billboards are not supposed to be erected within Austin, relocation is allowed in some cases. We need an inventory of the existing billboards, and a method for tracking billboards that are relocated to ensure they meet the requisite conditions and are accomplishing the goal of removing these blights from scenic Austin.

        6 votes
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        • Austin Energy: Energy Efficiency Rebates

          Austin Energy summary rebate information for residential and commercial customers, including total rebate dollars, average number of rebates and cost per kilowatt (kW) of energy saved.

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          • 6 votes
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            • Airport: Sustainability Report

              Annual report that highlights and identifies the airport's sustainabily initiatives and performance measures

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              • 6 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.

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                  • Austin Water Utility: Daily Pumpage

                    Daily water pumped from all water facilities to water customers.

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                    • 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.

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                      • Watershed Protection: Open Work Orders

                        Tracks the work orders opened and closed by our Field Operations division

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                        • Downtown Austin Community Court: Open Warrant List

                          This list show all open warrants for Community Court.

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                          • 5 votes
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                            • Austin Energy: Customers

                              Average number of Austin Energy customers by class annually.

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                              • Austin Resource Recovery: Recycled Collected Per Customer Per Pickup

                                Pounds of Recycle Collected per customer per pickup (every other week)

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                                • Public Safety: Emergency Medical Services Unit Locations

                                  The location of all ATCEMS units that respond to 911 requests

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                                  • 4 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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                                      • 4 votes
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                                        • Austin Public Library: Facility Door Count

                                          A count of the foot traffic at each library location.

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