City of New Orleans contracts
A permanent collection of the City of New Orleans contracts that is fully searchable and updated daily. You can search by keyword, contractor, city department or company officer and can download PDF copies of the contracts. Unlike the city's contract portal, our collection is ongoing and includes both present and past contracts.
Not sure how to read a government contract? Our city hall reporter wrote a detailed guide. Read more about this project:
- Python 2.7
- DocumentCloud account
Make a virtual environment.
Pull down this repo.
git clone email@example.com:TheLens/contracts.git
pip install -r requirements.txt
Set environment variables.
export DOCUMENT_CLOUD_USERNAME=username export DOCUMENT_CLOUD_PASSWORD=password
Set up the cron job in
On the host server, symlink
/etc/init so Upstart automatically runs the application on startup.
ln -s confs/contracts.conf /etc/initcontracts.conf
- Abe Handler
- Thomas Thoren (firstname.lastname@example.org)