The Legislature created the Council on Local Results and Innovation in 2010 and charged it with developing 10 performance measures for cities. The legislation also directed the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) to administer the Performance Measurement Program, through which cities meeting the eligibility requirements would receive funding of 14 cents per capita, up to $25,000, and be exempt from levy limits if they are in effect.
The council updated the program in 2012 and streamlined the reporting requirements for cities. The council added several options to the list of measures for cities to use.
League survey tool available
The League will once again manage an online survey that cities can use if they opt to include survey measures in their performance measurement program. The goal is to eliminate the need for each city to administer its own survey, thereby reducing costs and workload.