Item - 2017.EX24.10

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on April 26, 2017 without amendments and without debate.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on April 19, 2017 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on April 26, 2017.

EX24.10 - Open Data Master Plan - Update Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on April 26, 27 and 28, 2017, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Information Officer to report to the Executive Committee at its October 24, 2017 meeting with a proposed Open Data Master Plan.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 3, 2017) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Information Officer on Open Data Master Plan - Update Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-102582.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(April 19, 2017) Submission from Mark J. Richardson (EX.Supp.EX24.10.1)
(April 19, 2017) Submission from Derek Moran (EX.New.EX24.10.2)

EX24.10 - Open Data Master Plan - Update Report

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Information Officer to report to the Executive Committee at its October 24, 2017 meeting with a proposed Open Data Master Plan.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee referred motion 1 by Councillor Paul Ainslie to the Chief Information Officer for consideration and report as part of the report to the October 24, 2017 Executive Committee meeting.

 

Motion 1 by Councillor Paul Ainslie:

 

"1. City Council request the City Manager, Chief Information Officer, and the Chief Transformation Officer to review the appropriate staffing structure to manage Open Data for the next 3 years and report to the September 26, 2017 Executive Committee meeting.

 

2.  City Council request the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to identify possible sources of funding through the 2018 Budget process to establish a "Central Open Data Fund" for City divisions to draw from to accelerate open data delivery.

 

3.  City Council request the President of the Toronto Parking Authority and the General Manager, Toronto Water to report on the feasibility of creating Open Data sets for Green P Transactions and E-Water meters.

 

4. City Council request the appropriate staff to report on developing a single City Portal for all Agencies, Departments and Divisions for City of Toronto."

Origin

(April 3, 2017) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Information Officer

Summary

As directed by City Council at its meeting on December 13, 2016, this report provides an update on the development of the Open Data Master Plan. It summarizes work undertaken to date and outlines next steps, timelines and deliverables.

 

Development of the Open Data Master Plan supports the City's commitment to Open Government which is to improve the delivery of services, make information more accessible and support initiatives that build public trust in government. The blueprint for developing the Open Data Master Plan will embrace the four guiding principles of Open Government: transparency, participation, accountability and accessibility.

 

To date, the Open Data team has:

- Engaged internal and external stakeholders.

- Conducted preliminary research including: jurisdictional best practices, current Open Data development capacity, and current City technology capabilities.

- Identified Open Data opportunities and challenges.

- Created a blueprint for the development of an Open Data Master Plan.

 

There are three proposed phases for the development of the Open Data Master Plan.

- Phase One: Assessment and Planning: January - April 2017

- Phase Two: Co-Development of Draft Master Plan: May - August 2017

- Phase Three: Present and Implement Master Plan: Fall 2017

 

The Open Data Master Plan will be guided by four key principles that will inform the action items and deliverables. These four principles are:

- Master Plan will be co-developed with the public;

- Master Plan will focus on releasing data sets that help solve civic issues and provide highest public benefit;

- Master Plan will explore opportunities to improve City efficiency; and

- Master Plan will embrace inclusivity to remove barriers to open data and strengthen resilience.

Background Information

(April 3, 2017) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Information Officer on Open Data Master Plan - Update Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-102582.pdf

Communications

(April 19, 2017) Submission from Mark J. Richardson (EX.Supp.EX24.10.1)
(April 19, 2017) Submission from Derek Moran (EX.New.EX24.10.2)

Speakers

Richard Pietro, Toronto Open Data Book Club
Mark Richardson
Chris Moore
Derek Moran
Councillor Anthony Perruzza
Councillor Shelley Carroll

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Referred)

That:

 

1. City Council request the City Manager, Chief Information Officer, and the Chief Transformation Officer to review the appropriate staffing structure to manage Open Data for the next 3 years and report to the September 26, 2017 Executive Committee meeting.

 

2.  City Council request the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to identify possible sources of funding through the 2018 Budget process to establish a "Central Open Data Fund" for City divisions to draw from to accelerate open data delivery.

 

3.  City Council request the President of the Toronto Parking Authority and the General Manager, Toronto Water to report on the feasibility of creating Open Data sets for Green P Transactions and E-Water meters.

 

4. City Council request the appropriate staff to report on developing a single City Portal for all Agencies, Departments and Divisions for City of Toronto.


2 - Motion to Refer Motion moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

That motion 1 by Councillor Paul Ainslie be referred to the Chief Information Officer for consideration and report as part of the report to the October 24, 2017 Executive Committee meeting.

Vote (Refer Motion) Apr-19-2017

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 5 Members that voted Yes are Frank Di Giorgio, Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Mary-Margaret McMahon
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Gary Crawford, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Michael Thompson

3 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Apr-19-2017

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 7 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Frank Di Giorgio, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Gary Crawford, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Michael Thompson
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council