Council Member Garodnick Introduces Bill to Put QR Codes on Publicly Posted Permits
The City Council’s Technology Committee held a hearing on legislation sponsored by Council Member Garodnick that would require all publicly posted city permits, licenses, notices of inspection, and registrations to have a QR, or quick response, code. This would give New Yorkers the ability to scan the codes with their smart phones (as demonstrated by Council Member Garodnick above) to easily access the permit’s long form information online.
Garodnick was joined by Council Member Fernando Cabrera, Chair of the Council Committee on Technology, Council Member Gale Brewer, Chair of the Committee on Governmental Operations, and Andrew Rasiej, founder of the Personal Democracy Forum, in support of this legislation.
“Let’s give any New Yorker the chance to get all publicly accessible data associated with a city permit just by scanning it with their smartphone,” said Council Member Garodnick. “The technology exists – and we need to make sure that the City is keeping pace.”