The journey to build Jersey City’s data portal

Improving transparency, accountability and data-driven decision-making has been a priority for Jersey City from the day Mayor Steve Fulop first assumed office in July 2013.

One of the first tasks for his administration was to build a mechanism to publicize information about the city and provide better access to information. The term “dashboard” had been thrown around, but not many people in Jersey City knew what this meant or had even seen one before. Continue…