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LA hopes 'Hacktivists' will turn city data into user-friendly apps

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Student hackers from Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights participate in the Hack For LA competition.

Since taking office last July, Mayor Eric Garcetti has promised transparency in government. One of the ways he's hoping to affect change is by posting information about the city's operations online to make information available to the public anytime, anywhere.

But as it turns out, making such a big change can be difficult. KPCC's Jacob Margolis has more.

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