Public Can View City Metrics at “West Palm Working,” an Online Performance Dashboard, Created to Open up Information, Data to the Public.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (December 3, 2018) –
As a part of Mayor Jeri Muoio and the City of West Palm Beach’s commitment to transparency and accountability to the public, Mayor Muoio is pleased to announce that the City of West Palm Beach has released FY18 performance data for the period beginning October 1, 2017 and closing September 30, 2018. This data can be found on the City’s online performance dashboard “West Palm Working”.
Among the metrics released:
- +$600,000 worth of employee volunteer hours were donated to the City;
- +7,000 new members of the Mandel Public Library this year;
- +3,500 trees were given away to improve the tree canopy over the past three years;
- 309 small businesses were certified as Small Business Enterprises (SBEs) and are now ready to do business with the City;
- 188 new jobs created through City grant programs;
- 100% of drinking water samples met quality compliance levels in September;
- 23 new homeowners purchased homes in the City of West Palm Beach with City assistance;
- 11% of the City’s Fleet is alternatively fueled;
- WPBPD average response times continued to steadily improve—now 4:13 as of September, the quickest average in more than three years!
For more information about these metrics and other City performance indicators, visit wpb.org
, and select: “West Palm Working: Performance Dashboard”. These metrics are updated quarterly.
“We are excited to unveil these new updates about the City of West Palm Beach, because the public should know how
their government is doing when it comes to providing them with programs and services,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio. “We have committed to transparency and to opening up this information to the public. We hope our residents will take a look and find the performance dashboard a useful resource.”
Mayor Jeri Muoio unveiled the “West Palm Working” online performance dashboard in January, so that anyone can visit the City’s website and track the City’s progress on key performance measures. West Palm Working expands the availability of City data for internal and external uses.
West Palm Working is a part of the City’s larger commitment to transparency and collaboration with residents. Last year, the City passed an open data policy, which established a framework for proactively publishing municipal data and which laid the groundwork for West Palm Beach to drive decision-making with data.
The data effort is the result of the City’s collaboration with partners on the What Works Cities (WWC) initiative, launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies and supported by experts at the Sunlight Foundation, the Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) at Johns Hopkins University and Results for America. By working with WWC experts, the City of West Palm Beach was able to incorporate leading national best practices into its policy.