'DataCuse' portal releases housing, infrastructure information to public


Syracuse unveiled a new online data portal where people can access statistics from different city departments.

Information on the site now includes things like potholes, water main breaks, vacant homes, lead risks, and upcoming road closures.

"This is, of course, a way to increase transparency, but also efficiency," said Mayor Miner.

People can search the site by neighborhood to narrow down the information that matters most to them.

Midge Tillapaugh lives in Eastwood and at first glace, she was impressed with the site.

"For the drivers around here having to know what their alternate routes are, especially going to and from work, I really think it could be helpful," Tillapaugh said.

Chief Data Officer for the city, Sam Edelstein, played a major role in getting the site up and running. He says each statistic is updated differently, but the information will always be fresh.

"We've written programs that essentially update it automatically so we don't have a ton of staff time dedicated to it," Edelstein said.

If you'd like to see the website for yourself you can follow this link.

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