Open data is coming to San Diego, but not quite yet.
City Council’s Rules and Economic Development Committee unanimously voted in support of creating an open data policy, which would make it easier for the public to access and analyze government information with free online tools.
But the committee did not adopt a policy that Councilman Mark Kersey had already developed with a group of local technology entrepreneurs and open government advocates.
The reason: The committee wants to appoint an open data advisory group to review that policy along with a recent report from the Office of the Independent Budget Analyst before submitting the final policy for a full City Council vote.
Here’s what you need to know about Wednesday’s vote:
Why the Kersey Plan was Shelved