About the Author
Elizabeth Pagano is the editor of the Austin Monitor.
Most Popular Stories
Discover News By District
A small performance-review review
Friday, September 16, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano
Eager to hear how our city departments are doing, like, officially? So were City Council members during a recent budget work session, when they asked for an update from the newly formed Office of Performance Management. According to the Tuesday memo penned by Chief Performance Officer Kimberly Springer‐Olivares, Council can expect reports on the Public Works, Austin Code and Fleet Services departments in October. The memo was also able to tout some “early successes,” however, noting that Public Works is working on communicating with other departments about capital projects earlier, Fleet Services “has taken steps to ensure departments comply with vehicle rental and leasing standards” and Austin Code has reduced its budget by almost $1 million to forestall a rate increase while it reviews how it uses the city’s Clean Community Fee.
Join Your Friends and Neighbors
We're a nonprofit news organization, and we put our service to you above all else. That will never change. But public-service journalism requires community support from readers like you. Will you join your friends and neighbors to support our work and mission?