Andrew – much back-story here on the life cycle/relationship with OpenAustin. Long story short – Official project kickoff is May 2 implementing Drupal CMS and working on open data in parallel. Julio, the new leader of Open Austin, has been key to getting the data partnership piece on track. You can see the deliverables from all of the planning that’s taken place over the past year at http://www.cityofaustin.org/austingo/project_info.htm. No political mess here, just an infrastructure that has grown in divergent ways over the years, resulting in difficulty corralling disparate data sources from disparate systems. We’re on track, though, and will have the whole thing rolled out by the end of the year.
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