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Measuring Progress

Mayor Charlie Hales' policies are driven by a goal to make everything we love about Portland accessible to all Portlanders. This dashboard will allow citizens to track progress through regularly updated data that measure key indicators.

Message from Mayor Hales

When I took office in January 2013, I set to work on the basics: closing the largest budget deficit in the city’s history; paving neglected streets; instituting better City Council oversight. My administration came in and, in partnership with my colleagues on Council, fixed what needed to be fixed. Now, a stronger, well-managed City can strive to do more for its citizens.

In the second half of my term, I’m focusing on the "human equation": the children who should be able to walk safely to a park, even if they live in East Portland; the man who should be able to find a job, even if he’s returning to society from prison; the CEO whose company should be rewarded for operating with Portland values.

Decades ago, Portland became an exception in the urban equation, demonstrating that cities could be livable; that urbanism didn’t have to succumb to suburbia. I argue that, likewise, Portland can become an exception in the human equation, using our community’s relentless creativity to tackle contemporary issues.

City leaders’ job is to make our shared goals real. As a city, we have lots of plans; we need to make them more real for more Portlanders. My priorities focus on doing just that. And we’re going to track our progress so you can see how we’re doing along the way.

This dashboard is a tool for accountability, and an opportunity to inform public policy and identify partnerships that can advance our goals.

— Mayor Charlie Hales

Measuring success

Information in this dashboard is presented as graphs with data spanning the earliest available collection date to present. Data come from city bureaus, and are regularly updated. Hover over the graph or data points to dive deeper into the information.

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