At the end of 2013, a San Francisco resident was looking through his city’s municipal code and found a law that prevented him, or any of the city’s more than 850,000 residents, from storing his bike in his garage. So he left a comment directly on sanfranciscocode.org asking for a change. His local representative saw the comment, and now that law is off the books. Not only that, but the same representative is now using sanfranciscocode.org to clear other unnecessary laws from San Francisco’s books and improve outdated laws that need updating.
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Open government isn’t just a buzzword–it’s real change. Open government is being able to easily find the laws you need, when you need them. It’s being able to seamlessly tell your representatives when laws don’t make sense. And it’s empowering lawmakers to make those changes.
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