Read more stories about
Government Technology >>

MATR Sponsor:

MATR Supporters:

Boston Mayor to Unveil Data-Driven Performance Platform - "Complete transparency"

Reader Comments

January 16, 2016View 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 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

Full Story: ... atform.html

Reader Comments:

Every community, state and government entity owes its citizens complete real time transparency.

Reprinted under the Fair Use doctrine of international copyright law. Full copyright retained by the original publication. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this material is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.

E-mail this page to a friend!