BURLINGTON — The city of Burlington is planning a nine-month trial project that will put financial information and other data online, which should allow the city to better allocate resources and make smarter decisions, said Mayor Miro Weinberger.
The trial contract is being set up with $5,000 in special project funds from the city and a $4,000 grant from Microsoft.
The city signed a contract for the project last week. Weinberger said he expected that it would take a couple of months to get the website up and running.
“Organizations that really understand their data, that are analytical, are far better able to allocate resources and make smart decisions,” Weinberger said. “This is something that goes back, for me, to being a huge baseball fan growing up. ... I grew up reading `The Bill James Baseball Abstracts,’ and (was) just very moved by the power of statistical analysis and data. And that has carried into my interest in government.”
Weinberger said the first information to be made available would probably be the budget, crime statistics and public works information.
The city has released that information in the past, but Weinberger said the new software would make the process easier.MORE IN Vermont News
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: First televised nuclear test, Woody Harrelson's father claimed involvement in the JFK assassination, Immanuel Kant and William L. Shirer rave on and MIT researchers propose sea-borne nuclear power stations.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Accused child killer released on bail, protesters want him back behind bars, aldermen meet to vote on mayor's board nomination, 156 Vermont runners participate in Monday's Boston Marathon.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Soil beneath Greenland ice sheet predates dawn of mankind, Hitch faces true Hollawood problem head-on, Mark Twain on school boards, all in today's minute.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Rutland Free Library director Paula Baker will retire at the end of the year, state Senate will vote on new minimum wage legislation and Bennington College graduates win Pulitzer Prizes.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott shares local weather information and easily digestible news tidbits.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Dresden firebombing helped bring Nazis to knees, killed at least 25,000 civilians, men, women, children, dogs, cats; Veena in Sitka, BIG NEWS FLASH! Old guys get grumpy with age.