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The City of Portland, Oregon

City Budget Office

What is Performance Management?

We help Portland develop and monitor progress towards goals.  The City Budget off assists bureaus in the creation of comprehensive sets of measures reflecting the results achieved by the City’s work. We create monitoring systems that make data easily accessible for Council, bureaus and the public. We set targets that reflect service levels to meet residents’ needs. We participate in efforts that allow Portland to compare itself to other cities by benchmarking outcomes nationally and internationally.

We apply data analytics to inform solutions. The City Budget Office assists program managers in steering program implementation towards cost-effective solutions. We develop and apply management frameworks to facilitate success on the city’s biggest challenges and publish our performance insights in key policy documents, including the Adopted Budget and Prior Year Performance Report.

We support employee empowerment and community engagement. We publicly release budget and performance data to increase accountability and allow self-serve engagement from all stakeholders. We extend analytic capacity across the City and public by publishing interactive visualizations for community members to explore program performance and the City Budget data.

Explore the links on the Performance Management homepage to learn more about various initiatives. 


Performance Management Toolkit

How does the City Budget Office take on this effort?

Dashboard Dataset

Excel spreadsheet with performance measure data.

Dashboard Walkthrough

A guide to navigating the performance dashboard