The interactive dashboard will most likely be developed in the fall 2011.
If you have questions about the report feel free to contact Ed or Leigh Byford in the budget office.
Here’s the link and an excerpt from the report, the dashboard section begins on section E-2:
CITY OF AUSTIN DASHBOARD
Of the 113 key indicators included in this annual report, 21 of the measures are newly identified as citywide key indicators or citywide dashboard measures. These 21 measures are collectively referred to herein as the City of Austin Dashboard. Organization dashboards are a relatively new concept for city governments, with only a few high-functioning jurisdictions having developed them to date. The idea behind an organizational dashboard is to provide a summarized snapshot of performance for the most important services that a city provides, so that these measures can easily and frequently be reviewed by city staff, Council and citizens. In the City of Austin, the dashboard measures will further improve performance reporting, increase transparency and accountability, and help to achieve the City Manager’s challenge of being the Best Managed City in the nation. These 21 indicators will give City management, City Council, and the residents of Austin a tool for quickly assessing how well the City of Austin is performing.
This citizen group developed a selection process to narrow the list from 51 to 16 measures. The selection criteria included the following:
• Greatest population impact or impact on marginalized populations
• Impact on quality of life
• Safety and health
• How the measure language resonates and how clear the language is
• Frequency of reporting the measure (prefer more frequent reporting)
• How meaningful the reporting is and whether the measure is expressed in counts or
• Whether the measure reflects efficiency of operations / gauges optimization
• Future impact on the City of Austin’s sustainability goals, and
• Impact on affordability.