Minneapolis restarts transparency program with focus on goals

Minneapolis has relaunched its “Results Minneapolis” transparency program, broadening the focus from how well city departments run to how well the city is doing at tackling major issues like economic inequality.

The program, introduced a decade ago to give the public a closer look at the performance of city government, was put on hold in late 2014. The city had previously held weekly public conferences to share data on emergency response times, building permits and a host of other operations.

No reports were issued or public results meetings held in 2015, while officials said they were aligning the process with city goals. Continue…