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Austin, United States

  • Member Since 2016
  • Action Plan 2

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Current Action Plan

2019-2021

Action Plan 2

  • Number of Commitments: 4
  • Policy Area Focus: Public Safety Data Transparency, Inclusion in Court Contracting, Community Housing and Climate Resilience

Austin is currently implementing 4 commitments from their 2019-2021 action plan.

This action plan features commitments related to green spaces, open contracting, online data neighborhood displacement and open data on police arrests.


Contact

Point of Contact

Kerry O’Connor Chief Innovation Officer, City of Austin Innovation Office kerry.oconnor@austintexas.gov

Resources

  1. Austin, United States – Notification of Late Action Plan (Cohort Shift) – January 2019

    2019, Letter, Web Page

  2. Austin Final IRM Report 2017

    2018, IRM Report, Web page

  3. Austin Final IRM Report 2017 – For Public Comment

    2018, Report Comments, Web page

  4. Austin Preliminary IRM Review 2017 – For Public Comments

    2017, Report Comments, Web page

  5. Austin, United States – Notification of Late Action Plan (Cohort Shift) – January 2019

    2019, Letter, Web page

  6. Austin, United States Action Plan

    2016, Action Plan, Web page

  7. Austin, United States Action Plan 2019-2021

    2019, Action Plan, Web page

  8. Leadership Austin Letter of Endorsement

    2016, Letter, Web page

  9. Open Austin Letter of Endorsement

    2016, Letter, Web page


Current Data

The data below is updated periodically, most often after large numbers of new action plans and IRM reports.

Commitment Performance

The following variables answer the question “Did this commitment open government?“, and focus on how government practices have changed as a result of the commitment’s implementation.

Key

No IRM data

Pending IRM Review

Major
Outstanding
Starred Commitments
Action Plan 1
0
0
1
Action Plan 2

Global

Most per action plan
4
7

Regional

Most per action plan
2
7

How to Get More Starred Commitments

Starred commitments in OGP are one of the ways the IRM designates promising reforms. The graph below shows where the major areas for improvement in action plan design and implementation should take place based on past action plans.

Key

Stars (Global average 7%)

Focus on implementation

Focus on design

Pending IRM review

No IRM data

Focus on design

Focus on objectives and impact (ambition/potential impact)

Focus on relevance to open government

Focus on verifiability

Action Plan 2

Public Participation

This table shows: 1) the level of public influence during the development and implementation of OGP action plans, 2) whether consultations were open to any member of the public or only to those invited; and 3) whether a forum existed that met regularly.

Key

Participation was closed

Participation was open to any interested party

No IRM data

Forum

Pending IRM review

Definitions

Collaborate: Iterative dialogue and public helped set agenda

 

Involve: Government gave feedback on public inputs

 

Consult: Public gave input

 

Inform: Government provided public with information on plan

Collaborate
Involve
Consult
Inform
No Consultation

Development

Action Plan 1
Action Plan 2
Collaborate
Involve
Consult
Inform
No Consultation

Implementation

Action Plan 1
Action Plan 2

OGP Global Report Data

The data below is drawn from the 2019 OGP Global Report. You can view and learn more about the report here.

Selected Dimensions of Open Government

This section captures how each OGP member can play a leadership role, based on IRM-based findings and third-party scores. This list does not cover all of open government and OGP members are not required to take any action.

Action implications

These are recommendations on the role that each OGP member might play in each policy area. The recommendations are derived from a combination of the IRM-based findings and third-party scores.

IRM-based findings

Reflect the performance of commitments in a particular policy area, as assessed by the IRM.

 

(NC) No Commitments
(CA) Commitment(s) in the policy area.
(IR) IRM-Reviewed: At least one IRM-assessed commitment.
(C) Was Complete: At least one commitment was substantially or fully completed.
(A) Was Ambitious: At least one commitment with moderate or transformative potential impact.
(ER) Showed Early Results: At least one commitment opened government in a “Major” or “Outstanding” way.

Third-party scores

Reflect “real-world” performance, i.e., performance outside of the OGP framework. Scores are comprised of various indicators collected by respected organizations.

Anti-Corruption

IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER

Civic Space

IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER

Open Policy Making

IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER

Access to Information

IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER

Fiscal Openness

IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER

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