Beyond the country-level often the availability and format of 'civic' data is different for various geographic/governmental areas. For example, property appraisals, crime incidence, business registrations etc. are easily found data sets in some cities/counties etc. and not in others.
I know that making questions relevant and helpful to a larger audience is very much at the heart of SE. At the same time, this type of data can be crucial to community and policy-making decisions and evaluations.
How (if at all) can these varying datasets fit in. At the very least, I think these more geographically limited sources can be informative models for those seeking to liberate their local civic data.