The Municipal Finance Dataset is now live on OGDI (http://
We're presently at version 1.0 and need to start planning for version
2.0 which will expand to include much more information. We'll continue
to expand 1.0 to include information. Once we get contributor
information into the dataset, we'll officially reach 2.0.
Please discuss what data we should be adding by the end of the first
weekend in April within this thread and how we get organized to
hackfest the contribution information.
Thus far, these are the fields we have in the dataset are:
*Candidate name's with first and last in separate columns (firstname
**Self explanatory - who is the candidate
**The URL to the original pdf allowing developers to link to the
original disclosure documents.
**a binary check (y/n) to allow developers to skip null records for
candidates who failed to file returns.
**M for Mayor, Ward number for Wards
**At present only lists Council. Will be used to allow separation of
public school board, Catholic school board, and city council
**A binary (y/n) that allows developers to identify incumbents
**A binary (y/n) that allows developers to identify winners of races
**The spending limit for the race the candidate registered in
**The amount of money a candidate spent on expenses restricted by the
**The amount of money a candidate spent on expenses not restricted by
the spending limit and not counted towards the limit
**The amount of money remaining at the end of a candidate's campaign.