The city of Burlington is planning a nine-month trial project that will put financial information and other data from the Vermont city online.
The city signed a contract for the project last week.
Mayor Miro Weinberger says he expects that it will take a couple of months to get the website up and running.
He says organizations that understand their data are better able to allocate resources and make smart decisions.
Weinberger tells the Burlington Free Press the new portal will help the city to focus on the data it generates and eventually reduce the amount of staff time spent responding to public information requests.
He said the first information to be made available would probably be the budget, crime statistics and public works information.