The Council Goals Performance Dashboard reports quarterly on progress of the five Council Goals for July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019.
Council Goals and supporting objectives are set biannually and drive staff work plans. The dashboards, one per goal, include key performance targets specific to City staff's work and also monitor broader trends in the community related to each goal.
The dashboard is a new reporting tool for the City to communicate progress made on Council goals. It is expected to evolve over the biennium, as the City reaches targets and acquires additional data. In the text above each of the dashboards, you will find a linked document describing each of the reported metrics in more detail.
Questions or comments related to the Council Goals Performance Dashboard are welcome and can be submitted to us via email at CityStats@bendoregon.gov.
Implement a growth plan that is consistent with community goals for the economy, environment and affordability.
The City’s recently approved Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) has set the stage for accommodating an estimated 30,000 new residents that are planned to arrive over the next decade. This plan includes a 10% increase in the City’s land supply as well as targeted areas inside the current UGB to accommodate this growth. Now the work turns from planning toward implementation. The first phases in staff’s work plan focus on annexation policies and minor updates to infrastructure masterplans as well as additional data analysis that will result in Council deciding which areas will develop first. Learn more about the metrics by downloading the Growth Dashboard Data Definitions.
Move people and products around Bend efficiently, safely and reliably.
The FY17-19 budget includes additional resources for improve the condition of Bend’s roads, projects aimed at reducing congestion, improving safety and providing more choices for users. A newly created citizen advisory committee will be tasked with updating the City’s Transportation System Plan (TSP) as well as providing recommendations to Council on a variety of transportation related policies. This plan will align a community-accepted level of service with a corresponding funding strategy. Learn more about the metrics by downloading the Transportation Dashboard Data Definitions.
Increase affordable housing options.
Perhaps the greatest stress currently facing Bend is the lack of available housing. It is especially difficult for, families earning at or below the area median income (AMI) which currently is $64,000/year for a family of four. Work that began in 2004 continues as the City increases the supply of affordable housing by creating incentives, reducing costs by exempting system development fees, donating public property for affordable housing, and using land more efficiently for housing. Learn more about the metrics by downloading the Affordable Housing Dashboard Data Definitions.
Keep residents safe with innovative and cost-effective public safety services.
As Bend grows and changes it is imperative that our core services keep pace. Police and Fire budgets are nearly 80% of the expenditures in the General Fund. As we grow, how to prioritize the limited General Fund dollars to support a variety of core services will continue to be challenging. Many of the solutions to these challenges lie with the State Legislature. However, there are opportunities at the local level to find more cost effective ways to deliver these services. Bend’s fast growth and changing demographics place a high demand on public safety staff, and innovation is required to match resources and service levels with community expectations. Learn more about the metrics by downloading the Public Safety Dashboard Data Definitions.
Modernize and professionalize how City government operates.
As Bend transitions into a City of nearly 100,000 residents, it needs to pay close attention to its governance structure, systems, processes and potential for continued efficiencies to ensure it evolves with the community's and organization’s needs. City Council is reviewing its Council Rules to streamline and improve Council meetings interactions, and has commissioned a committee to review the City Charter. Internally, the City of Bend is focused on leveraging technology to improve efficiency and access to services for the community. Learn more about the metrics by downloading the Modernization Dashboard Data Definitions.
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Please contact: CityStats@bendoregon.gov
Archived quarterly dashboards can be found here.