Public discussions of policy decisions, such as allowing high density developments, developing light rail, or building subsidizes housing are premised on assumptions about the effects on housing prices and taxation. We need open data about the historical value and taxes at the parcel level.
Add new additional details to the county's parcels dataset. First and foremost: provide a count of dwelling units (housing units) associated with each parcel. The current structure of the parcels dataset can easily accommodate this new information.
Hennepin County has miles of valuable bike and hiking trails. If this data were made available to the public it would create to potential for the creation of a mobile application to view location / directional information for navigating Hennepin County's bike trails from a smart phone - leading to more bike commuting and healthier residents etc.,