What is Open Government?
Efforts by the City to support your rights to access the documents and proceedings of the City to allow for effective public oversight. We believe open government is vital to increase transparency, and public participation and collaboration in the democratic process.
We currently have in place Freedom of Information Act processes that allow you to request information of all kinds from the City. View our Public Records Request Policy
What is Open Data?
Open data is the idea that City data should be freely available for everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control. At the City, we manage a great deal of data for a number of things, like: community development, parking, crime, budgeting, 311 calls, and much more. We believe this data should be made available to you, online, for free!
Check out our new open data and open performance dashboard at Reno.Gov/OpenReno! Please note that there will be maintenance on the system on Friday, August 19, from 3-7p.m. with possible disruption in service. Track our performance and explore, visualize and download data.
Groups and Events
Below is a list of groups and events that use open data to build innovative, civic-minded tools and apps that benefit our community.
As part of the Code for America Brigade, Code for Reno is an organizing force for local civic engagement. A network of "civic hackers" who contribute their skills toward using the web as a platform for local government and community service. View what the Code for Reno team built for NDoCH 2014 using City data!
Hack for Reno has traditionally been a weekend hackathon event for building apps that create a more informed and engaged community in the city of Reno. To further that goal this goal in 2015, Code for Reno hosted the first Hack For Reno Summit, a day of short talks, panels and activities that will explore the intersections of technology and government.
Have you built a tool or app using our data? Need datasets for your next project? Let us know!