Here’s our notes from our most recent meeting/hack night on March 15, 2017.
We’re processing the Campaign Finance Contributions of Cuyhoaga County
into open, machine-readable format.
These campaign contributions received by the politician can be used by the politican for their next election or re-election campaign including but not limited to: buying advertisements, purchase food for campaign and hiring consultants,
Campaign Finance contributions (and expenditures) to politicians in Cuyahoga County are available
However, they are not machine-readable
and greatly impedes any analysis and research.
At our meeting on the 15th, we:
With the data in machine-readable format, You can begin to analyze and research the campaign contributions. Questions that can be answered with the data: How many people who live outside of Cleveland gave money to a particular politician ? Who are the biggest campaign contributors? How many PACs have given him money? Where do most of his donations come from? the west side? the south side? east side?
2013 Campaign Finance Contributions for Frank Jackson (does not include 2013_F_Jackson_SemiAnnual.pdf)
2014 Campaign Finance Contributions for Frank Jackson
2015 Campaign Finance Contributions for Frank Jackson
2016 Campaign Finance Contributions for Frank Jackson
Want to help :
Thanks to our this meeting’s participants - Ron J, Kevin, Rob, and Will for assisting in this process!
Additional campaign contributions to Cuyahoga county politicians are available at the Cuyahoga County board of elections
Other news, data sources:
Ron J has access to data from the 29 rain stations that record how much rain falls (not sure if they also collect the winter precipitation) that’s collected by the NEO Sewer District
suggested we ask the NEO Sewer District to request the data.
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