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Discussion: Open Data


In a continual effort to increase transparency, efficiency and participation, the City of Long Beach is preparing to launch its open data portal, OpenLB. The goal of OpenLB is to empower people to research, analyze and innovate using information important to their community.

Therefore, the City of Long Beach is committed to providing open data in a manner that is thoughtful and strategic.  We would like the data to not only provide transparency, but to also provide value to citizens to use in new and innovative ways.

This is where you come in.  We invite you to engage with us in providing input that can assist in the formation of our open data policies, procedures and in determining what data will be provided. 

In addition to your online feedback, we encourage you to attend an upcoming Open Data forum. For dates and locations of the forums, view this flyer.

To complete a survey regarding your interest in Open Data, go to

Stay tuned for more information.

Topic: Data Sets

Help us by taking the time to vote for datasets that you would like to see made available. Please review the Status of Open Data Inventory document under attachments within this Discussion.

We are looking for feedback on which potential datasets in these areas are important to you. If you have an idea for a dataset that is not on this list, feel free to add it. The City of Long Beach will use your feedback to help us focus on high value data to be released on OpenLB.

Your participation is crucial in making this effort a success. Thanks!

9 Responses

Rae Gabelich almost 8 years ago

Can't read the entire document as is. Is it me or how it was included?

Jack Ciulla admin almost 8 years ago

Rae: If you click on the "Scribd" button directly below the image, it will take you to the full document on (

Michael Sullivan almost 8 years ago

I'd like to see: - bike count data - interactive map with current and upcoming infrastructure and road repair projects (example: - traffic count data - traffic collision and speeding data

Mary Mayes over 7 years ago

I would like to see the calendars for elected officials.

mike stewart over 7 years ago

I'd like to see Tech Commission Meetings & Forums, added to the MEETINGS block (in sidebar).
For example, dates from the flyer:

Jon Dearing over 7 years ago

I'd like to see information on pre-planned road closures and special events permitted by the city. Gives people a chance to know what's happening near them in advance.

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Stephanie Cross over 7 years ago

There is a service I receive text messages of upcoming road closures and major events that may effect my commute, I believe I downloaded from on my phone it is 990-00

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Steve Updike almost 7 years ago

The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday afternoon to impose a ban on the practice of so-called gay conversion "therapy." How about the city of Long Beach banning Ex Gay Therapy for all LGBT people here in Long Beach? If Seattle Can do it so can Long Beach and it would put us on the map.

Chanel M, Blogger & Avid Brisk Walker almost 7 years ago

I'd like to see more information on safe and easy walk paths in Long Beach, Especially for the west side of Long Beach.