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Yelp plus public health data equals safer restaurants

I saw this post come across the wire, and thought it was too good not to share! Imagine: Yelp and the City of Milwaukee combining forces to improve government efficiency and public service through a public-private partnership!

From the original post:

Exciting news today — San Francisco and Yelp jointly announced that in collaboration with NYC, they’ve developed the Local Inspector Value-entry Specification (LIVES): an open data standard which allows municipalities to publish restaurant inspection information to Yelp (or any other site or app that publishes restaurant listings). More info here.

We are excited to work with both San Francisco and Yelp to help deploy the standard across the country. Visit to find out more and make the commitment to implement this in your city or county.



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