Despite Tough Economy, Mecklenburg County Makes Solid Progress Toward 2015 Goals
Mecklenburg County, NC – In the face of the worst economic climate in a generation, Mecklenburg County Government continues to make steady progress toward its 2015 vision to make the community “a place of pride and choice for people to live, work and recreate.” The County’s Annual Performance Report, released this week, shows the County achieving high scores in 51% of its goals and making marked improvement in 23% of its other goals during fiscal year 2010.
Based on the Board of County Commissioners’ Vision 2015, the County established 25 goals and set measures for success using an easy-to-understand visual reporting system that uses green lights when performance reaches 95% of its long-term goal, a yellow light when performance is between 86% and 94% of the long-term goal, and a red light when performance is below 85% of the long-term goal.
Here are a few of the successes and opportunities as reported in each of the County’s four focus areas:
Community Health & Safety:
- Violent Crime Rate (Green light)
- Domestic Violence Index (Red light)
Social, Education & Economic Opportunity:
- Adult Literacy (Green light)
- Unemployment Rate (Red light)
Effective & Efficient Government:
- Maintained a Triple A Bond Rating (Green light)
- Citizen Satisfaction with input opportunities (Red light)
- Business Property Growth Rate (Green light)
- Environmental Quality Index (Red light)
The Performance Report is the final step in a year-long process that begins each January with the Board of County Commissioners establishing their goals, then funding those goals during the budget process that culminates in June. The Performance Report is our report card on how well the County did meeting the goals established to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of County programs and services to achieve the best value for tax dollars.
Copies of the Performance Report are available at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center or online.
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Media Contact: Bill Carroll at 704-621-7434, or William.Carroll@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov