What measures does your community use to compare its performance?

Though there are many measures of success, there is perhaps no catalyst for progress more powerful than friendly competition. Like the laugh-out-loud Eagleton/Pawnee faceoffs in Parks and Recreation, sometimes measuring benchmarks against similar programs in neighboring communities can yield valuable insights.

So, when it comes to your community's performance, which of the following do you use to compare how you "measure up" to your municipal neighbors? (You may select up to 5 responses).

Size of budget in comparable communities/departments/agencies
83% (49 votes)
Number of employees in comparable governments/departments/agencies
66% (39 votes)
Per-capita spending
59% (35 votes)
Population changes over time
44% (26 votes)
Growth/decline of industry in community
32% (19 votes)
Percent change in spending in your community vs. similar communities
32% (19 votes)
Reviews on sites like Yelp
5% (3 votes)
2% (1 vote)
Number of "Likes" on Facebook
2% (1 vote)
Total voters: 59

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