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This dataset contains emails sent by community members to City Council as well as staff and council responses to those emails.

Note: All emails to [email protected] are public record. Emails sent to individual council members are not included. Email addresses and phone numbers are automatically hashed with a long alphanumberic string in the data for privacy reasons. Visit https://bouldercolorado.gov/city-council/contact-2 for more information on contacting City Council.

This machine-readable dataset is automated with daily updates and contains emails starting on August 1, 2018. If you are using a program such as Microsoft Excel to view the data, we do not recommend using the HTML version of the files due to formatting issues.

This replaces the former PDF files of archived emails sent to City Council. Archived PDFs of emails sent to City Council from January 2017 through July 2018 can be accessed by a zipped folder on this page.

Data and Resources

Format Title and Description
2019 Council Emails Dataset

2019 Council Emails Dataset

Dataset containing 2019 emails to [email protected] This version works best for viewing in Excel, as it includes only the plain text version of the emails. This file is updated daily with new emails.

2018 Council Emails Dataset

2018 Council Emails Dataset

Dataset containing 2018 emails to [email protected] version works best for viewing in Excel, as it includes only the plain text version of the emails.

Council Emails Data Dictionary

Council Emails Data Dictionary

Definitions of fields in the Council Emails dataset. The HTML version of the email body only appear in the data files with HTML in the title.

2019 Council Emails Dataset - With HTML

2019 Council Emails Dataset - With HTML

Dataset containing 2019 emails to [email protected] This version includes the HTML version of the email body and is not recommended for casual viewing in Excel. This file is updated daily with new emails.

2018 Council Emails Dataset - With HTML

2018 Council Emails Dataset - With HTML

Dataset containing 2018 emails to [email protected] This version includes the HTML version of the email body and is not recommended for casual viewing in Excel.

Archived Emails to Council

Archived Emails to Council

Zipped folder containing PDFs of all archived emails to council. Emails are archived from January 2017 through July 2018. Emails from August 2018 onward are in the CSV file format.

Areas of Inquiry

Use the information below to explore possible uses for this dataset.

What are the most common types of emails sent to City Council? What is the breakdown of questions to Council compared to statements in favor or opposition of an issue? What proportion of the Boulder community are sending emails to Council? How does this dataset compare to popular topics in the Inquire Boulder dataset?

Details

Maintained By Nicolia Eldred-Skemp
Author Nicolia Eldred-Skemp
Update Frequency Daily
Department Innovation and Technology
Categories General Government and Community Profile
Sustainability Framework Category Good Governance
License Creative Commons CCZero This material is Open Data
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