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Reviewed Date: June 07, 2017

Original Author: 
Alliance for Innovation
Date of Material: 
Jan 31, 2009

Performance measurement
Municipal government--Services
Municipal government--Administration
Economic development
Public works--Performance measurement
Code enforcement

Benchmarking Projects

Includes 13 municipal benchmarking studies, plus links to 10 additional studies.

Knowledgebase-Benchmarking Projects

Benchmarking in Local Government

Table of Contents

Archbald Borough Benchmarking Research
R.W. Beck Inc.
December 27, 2006
File: Archbald Borough Benchmarking Research.pdf

City of Bainbridge Island
Benchmarking Study: Final Report
CH2M Hill
January 29, 2007
File: Bainbridge Benchmarking Study Final Report.pdf

Benchmarking Economic Development in Worcester: 2008
The Research Bureau
November 24, 2008
File: Benchmarking Economic Development.pdf

Benchmarking Municipal and Neighborhood Services in Worcester: 2007
The Research Bureau
December 2007
File: Benchmarking Municipal and Neighborhood Services in Worcester.pdf

California Multi-Agency CIP Benchmarking Study
Annual Report – Update 2008
City of Los Angeles – Bureau of Engineering
September 2004
File: California Multi-Agency CIP Benchmarking Study 2008.pdf

Capital Engineering Report
Multi-Agency Benchmarking Study
December 1999
File: Capital Engineering Report Multi-Agency Benchmarking Study.pdf

Engineering Services Section Multi-Agency Benchmarking
Engineering and Capital Programs Committee
February 2009
File: Engineering Services Section Multi-Agency Benchmarking.pdf

Executive Summary
Multi-Agency Benchmarking Project
September 1999
File: Executive Summary Multi-Agency Benchmarking Project.pdf

City Service Benchmarks
Fort Collins, CO
File: Fort Collin 04-05 City Service Benchmarks.pdf

Citizens Park Master Plan
Benchmarking Survey
Joplin Parks and Recreation
Joplin, Missouri
File: Joplin Parks Benchmarking Survey.pdf

Performance Management:
When Results Matter
File: Performance Management When Results Matter.pdf

Vehicle Maintenance:
A Regional Benchmarking Initiative
Prepared by: The Capitol Region Council of Governments
June 2004
File: VehicleMaintenanceBenchmarkingReport2004.pdf

Additional Links:

Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project

City of Austin, TX
Performance Measures Database

Florida Benchmarking Consortium


The Research Bureau
New England States Performance Measurement Project


City of Los Angeles – Bureau of Engineering
California Multi-Agency CIP Benchmarking Study
(Study Reports available from 2002 – 2008)


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