Sixty-nine local governments plan to upload public data onto Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Open NY” transparency site, officially launched this week.
“With the launch of open.ny.gov, New York state has taken another step toward greater transparency in government,” Cuomo said in a statement Thursday. “In addition to reducing costs and housing data for localities, this website helps connect government on all levels with the people it serves.”
New data will be available on a rolling basis, according to a news release.
Broome, Chemung, Ulster and Dutchess counties are among those participating, as well as the cities of Rochester, Ithaca, Mount Vernon and Yonkers.
Peter Baynes, executive director of the state Conference of Mayors, lauded the value of the site in a statement Thursday.
“In addition to fostering transparency, municipal officials will be able to use this data for their own research and to assist them in making informed decisions,” he said.