Open Government Links of the Week – June 3, 2011

Planning 2.0 about open government

  • How GIS can be interactive with the public.

Chicago’s chief technology officer has vision of Digital Second City

[New Data] How can governments better engage the Hispanic population?

  • The U.S. Census Bureau “released a 2010 Census brief on the nation’s Hispanic population”. It’s got some newly compiled data in it. Here are some of the highlights…
  • How can governments better engage these citizens? After all, they too live in the community, run businesses, and pay taxes.

Vermont governor signs public records bill

Cash-Strapped Local CIOs Test Flexibility of Software Licenses” (

  • “[The CIO of Oakland County, Mich.] wants software vendors to treat the county as a hosting partner. Vendors would sell software to local governments with the intent of hosting those products on the county’s cloud as part of the deal.”

A similar version of this was originally posted at the company that I work for’s product blog (Disclosure: the product deals w/ transparency, gov’t, & technology)

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