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  • So, what is this LA Counts thing?

    LA Counts is both a website and a growing group of data practitioners, hackers, civic activists, journalists, researchers, students and government workers using open data to tell the stories of Los Angeles County and make it better, safer, cleaner and more equitable. Co-developed with Angelenos, LA Counts is offered as a public good for civic engagement and participation. Our sweet spot? Making all data about Los Angeles County openly accessible, transparent and accountable. Our hypothesis? That a data-focused community of practice armed with simple, searchable access to data centered on specific problem areas can contribute insight, suggest solutions, and provide vision toward an improved Los Angeles County. For years, funders, philanthropists, and government officials have had to make do with limited amounts of available public data or bear the cost to find or improve that data.... Read more