Fix 216 Civic Hackathon



  • St. Luke's Auditorium (map)
  • 11327 Shaker Blvd #200W
  • Cleveland, Ohio 44104
  • United States

What projects came out of FIX 216?

Digitizing and contextualizing the consent decree

  • Created Wikipedia article for Cleveland Consent Decree and established cleconsentdecree.com with searchable, shareable text (not scanned pdf)

  • Users will be able to link to specific pieces to discuss on existing social media platforms, so that the site itself remains objective

Public servant interaction API (application programming interface)

  • Database to track points of interface between the public and public servants (police, prosecutors, elected officials, building inspectors, etc.)

  • Valuable resource for future app development; data is also customizable for maps, infographics, and reports. Could lead to ACLU-type app or Yelp for the police app.

  • Searchable by zip code, interaction type, officer badge number, etc.

Government meeting minute analysis

  • System to analyze meeting minutes currently locked in PDF (currently for Cuyahoga County Council committees and subcommittees)

  • At-a-glance: Identify if there were any absences and if there was an opportunity for public comment (indicated with Xs and check marks); relevant motions, which members were absent.

Issue/public meeting alert app and search system

  • Opt in service built to attract interested, but busy residents with cell phone or email alerts re: public meetings, a specific issue or major news interest; user-defined geography, keyword

  • Data source: City/County Council, board, or committee agendas, minutes, and calendars (currently buried in pdfs on each website – no way to find out other than visiting every day, knowing the URLs).

Q scorecard for Cleveland

  • Effort to come up with a score for Cleveland based on social justice indicators

  • Evaluates data on media perception, quality of life indicators, and consent decree follow-through and transparency.

  • Establishes a score before consent decree implementation in an attempt to measure the impact of those implementations, additional metrics TBD

What’s next for the projects you created?

We are working on a plan to support both the projects and the participants of FIX 216. We hope to partner with others who have an interest in open data as an avenue to civic engagement. Our goal is to provide regular opportunities to create projects and to implement them.