New dashboard available to chart progress



New dashboard available to chart progress

How are our mayor and city council doing on fulfilling their promises?
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Business Alliance today announced the release of the City Dashboard Project (Dashboard), an interactive measurement tool available to the public. The Dashboard serves as a resource for Portland area employers and residents to learn about progress their elected officials are making on the issues impacting growth, job creation and the overall prosperity of the Portland metropolitan region.

Smart and robust regional growth will continue to create a strong Portland-metro with economic prosperity available to everyone. The goal of the Dashboard is to measure how well Mayor Wheeler and Portland City Council are delivering on policies that will help ensure a strong and equitable regional economy and support a healthy business environment. It also serves as a tool to shine a spotlight on successes. The Dashboard is an invaluable tool to assess progress on priority issues and ensure accountability.

The Dashboard tracks five areas including accountability, jobs, homelessness, housing and transportation. These five key issues impact economic prosperity and livability within the city of Portland. A color rating scale has been implemented. Green indicates good progress, yellow indicates some progress with work still to do, and red indicates progress going in the wrong direction or no progress made. Baseline data has been collected from the City of Portland's Budget office and the Alliance's Value of Jobs economic reports, which the Alliance and its partners have been producing since 2010. The Dashboard is updated monthly based on city council actions.