The Power Behind LA's Data Program

Governments generate terabytes of data daily, from utility meters to air quality testing, and everything in between.

Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin's mission is to bring that data to life.

"My goal is for the city of LA to be the most transparent city anywhere — that means put it all out there, warts and all," Galperin said.

Impacting policy with data takes more than just pulling stats. Galperin finds ways to convey the message and information in a more succinct way, be it through social media, visualizations, video, and mapping. All this work is powered by the city's award-winning open data portal, powered by Socrata.

Learn how Los Angeles quickly stood up a cost-effective data program by using Tyler's Socrata solution.

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