Potsdam town and Gouverneur village are among 64 municipalities signed up to share data on open.ny.gov, a new data transparency website.
The site launched three days ago in correlation with Sunshine Week, a national initiative designed to raise awareness about the importance of open government, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said.
Cuomo said five municipalities were already sharing data Thursday and 64 additional governments were signed up to join the site.
Cuomo said the site "provides user-friendly, one-stop access to data for the first time from New York State agencies, localities, and the federal government," in a release issued Thursday.
He said it features economic development, recreation, health, and public services information in a format that is retrieved, downloaded, indexed, and searched by commonly used web search applications.
“With the launch of open.ny.gov, New York State has taken another step toward greater transparency in government,” Cuomo said. “In addition to reducing costs and housing data for localities, this website helps connect government on all levels with the people it serves. I’m pleased to announce 64 additional local governments have pledged to participate in open.ny.gov, and I encourage others to join us in making government more accessible to all New Yorkers.”
Local governments interested in participating in open.ny.gov can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.