Some cities have committed recently to publishing their public data in an open format that citizens can directly access. Should Hamilton pledge to become an "open source city"? Why or why not?
Responses to the question: "Some cities have committed recently to publishing their public data in an open format that citizens can directly access. Should Hamilton pledge to become an "open source city"? Why or why not?"
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|Candidate||Brief Response||Full Response|
|Chartrand, Ken||Yes||Yes it should. I have stated since the beginning of my campaign that I will be completely transparent on my day to day work schedule, so if I state this then the city should also be the same.|
|Johnson, Brenda||Yes||I believe in an open and transparent process. The residents of Hamilton are paying through their taxes for meetings and the reports generated by those meetings. Citizens should be an important part of the process.|
|Mitchell, David||Yes||Yes I do. I thought it was. There is times though that releasing information from the Corporation of Hamilton can create huge lawsuits against the City and thus more money being spent on fighting and paper work than going into the infrastructure where it is desperately needed. Information must be looked at and gone over in many cases very carefully before it gets released officially as to not have legal problems.. I would say the process could be speeded up though.|
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