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File #: 21-0081R    Version: 0 Name: CODEMAP and Decision Making
Type: City Council Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 11/15/2021 In control: Economic and Community Development
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: CODEMAP and Decision Making For the purpose of inviting the Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development to explain to the City Council how the CODEMAP application and the data sets the application uses assists public and private decision making and strategic planning in the City and helps move the City forward.
Sponsors: Sharon Green Middleton, John T. Bullock, Phylicia Porter, Zeke Cohen
Indexes: Code, Map
Attachments: 1. 21-0081R~1st Reader
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Middleton


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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CODEMAP and Decision Making
For the purpose of inviting the Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development to explain to the City Council how the CODEMAP application and the data sets the application uses assists public and private decision making and strategic planning in the City and helps move the City forward.
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Whereas, Researchers from the Pew Research Center have found that states can improve decision making by taking 5 concrete steps to maximize the administrative data at their disposal, and it is likely that cities like Baltimore can also use the same steps for excellent results;

Whereas, First, Baltimore can plan ahead by writing formal data strategies, developing data governance structures, and inventorying data sets and data collection procedures;

Whereas, Second, Baltimore can build their capacity to effectively use data by employing an adequate number of employees with expertise working with data, appropriately funding data strategies and allowing sufficient time for data-driven projects to be completed, and building relationships with external partners like universities;

Whereas, Third, Baltimore can establish data-sharing agreements and protocols within offices, across agencies, and with third-party stakeholder so that data is easily accessible by all relevant parties;

Whereas, Fourth, ...

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