Boston Mayor to Unveil Data-Driven Performance Platform - "Complete transparency"
|January 16, 2016||View for printing|
Whether benchmarks are being met on school attendance, the number of missed trash collections, stabbings and more is there for all to see.
Fresh off a two-month testing period, the digital watchdog service known as CityScore http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityscore/ lists the most telling data indicators from every facet of municipal government -- including the city's 311 app -- and plainly states whether their performance is at, above or below targets.
Here's how it works: CityScore takes a look at metrics from different city departments and combines them into a single number that represents the city's overall performance. Scores are compared to either a goal set by the city or a historical performance average. A score of 1 means the city is meeting its target. A score of less than 1 means the city is not meeting its target. And a score of more than 1 means the city is exceeding its target.
by Jessica Van Sack, Boston Herald
Every community, state and government entity owes its citizens complete real time transparency.
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