NEW ORLEANS, LA--In keeping with his commitment to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of City government , today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the City's ResultsNOLA report on performance in the first quarter of 2013. This is the ninth comprehensive report of each City organization's performance.
Read the ResultsNOLA report here
"We are continuing our focus on results and outcomes," said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. "We will continue to evaluate the data in these reports to improve services for our citizens."
The City issues quarterly ResultsNOLA reports that outline goals and progress towards meeting those goals. The report for the first quarter of 2013 includes key performance results for all departments, and for the first time, budget information for all departments, and budget and performance information for other organizations that received an appropriation from the City, including criminal justice agencies.
Additionally, the report includes recipients of the first ever Mayor's Outstanding Employee Awards. The recipients were nominated by their colleagues for their contributions to citywide and departmental goals and commitment to city values. The six employees selected include, Mereidith Acosta (NOPD), Michael D’Anastasio (Parks and Parkways), Jennifer Cecil (One Stop Shop), Nat Celestine (Purchasing), Sheletha Warner-Randall (Law Department) and L.J. Kabel (Mosquito and Termite Control).
The easy to understand report shows that City organizations met or exceeded a majority of performance targets. Among other highlights:
The City delivered 83 % of capital projects on schedule;
Departments restored 4,547 streetlight outages, filled 14,272 potholes, cleaned 1,053 catch basins, mowed 3,119 acres, cleared 449 illegal dumping sites and provided 1,048 homeless persons emergency shelter, exceeding targets for all; and
Violent crime fell more than 8% in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same time last year with murders down more than 4% in the first quarter of 2013.
Mayor Landrieu has committed to dramatically improving the accountability, transparency and performance of New Orleans City government. In January 2011, Mayor Landrieu created the Office of Performance and Accountability (OPA) to implement a performance management system in which the City sets goals, tracks performance, and gets better results through data-driven management decision-making and accountablity to citizens. In addition to the ResultsNOLA report, OPA developed a series of monthly STAT programs, or data-driven performance review meetings, for key initiatives. BlightSTAT, QualityofLifeSTAT, BottomLineSTAT and ReqtoCheckSTAT meetings are open to the public.
To view previous quarterly reports, STAT meeting presentations and a calendar with upcoming STAT meetings, go to www.nola.gov/opa.