New Performance Dashboard Shares Progress on Community Outcomes with the Public

April 9, 2019

New Performance Dashboard Shares Progress on Community Outcomes with the Public

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – This week, a new online dashboard will be released connecting the City of Santa Monica’s goals to performance measurements. This “Citywide Dashboard” is a part of the City’s performance management program and budget process. The public portal offers transparency around progress in achieving outcomes that matter to Santa Monicans, recently shared through the “SaMoSays” community survey. The Dashboard is based on the Framework for a Sustainable City of Wellbeing, the City’s strategic visioning document, which organizes work around seven outcomes: 

  • Connected and Engaged Community (“Community”);
  • Lifelong Opportunities for Personal Growth (“Learning”);
  • Resilient Built and Natural Environment (“Place and Planet”);
  • A Safe Place for All (“Safety”);
  • Inclusive, Affordable, and Diverse Local Economy (“Economic Opportunity”);
  • Physical, Mental, and Environmental Health (“Health”); and
  • Reliable, Effective, and Efficient Government (“Governance”)  

Each of these outcomes is organized into work streams with specific definitions and metrics designed to show whether or not investments are working. 

“We want residents to know our citywide priorities and how we’re delivering on our commitment to being a sustainable city of wellbeing,” said Mayor Gleam Davis. “Visit the dashboard, explore the topics that interest you most, and look for ways to get involved.” 

The dashboard comes out as the City works to prepare the budget for fiscal years 2019-2021. This budget will be the first developed using the performance-based budget structure, which includes metrics for all activities conducted by the City organized around the outcome areas above. The dashboard includes approximately 50 metrics, and data will be updated as available. 

“The purpose of the dashboard is to use data and additional information to tell a story about how we’re delivering on top priorities,” said Tim Dodd, Chief Performance Officer. 

The dashboard will be edited this summer to reflect changes made this spring when the budget is finalized.  

To access the dashboard, please visit   


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