The Oklahoma City Council keeps a list of its stated goals, and the latest report that measures the council's success shows most of them are being accomplished.
The city's 2012 Citizen Performance Report was released last week, and it generally reflects a performance that the council can be proud of. Most indicators that track city performance related to the council's goals are trending in a positive direction.
The report, which uses internal city performance indicators and portions of a resident survey to gauge how things are going, is part of Oklahoma City officials' efforts over the last decade to increase the amount of information made available to the public and be more responsive.
“We've come a long ways on our reporting, and I hope the citizens find it helpful,” City Manager Jim Couch said.
The Oklahoma City Council has identified nine priorities as it sets city policy. They're posted in places ranging from the city website to city documents and some signs used in City Hall.
The priorities are preserving confidence and trust in city government; promoting a sustainable financial model; a focus on infrastructure development; increasing the effectiveness and sustainability of public transportation; expanding economic development initiatives; enhancing quality of life; improving public education; gaining greater government efficiency; and ensuring citizen safety.
City data shows most of the goals are being met, and that things are generally trending in the right direction in areas where the goals haven't yet been reached.