budgeting method introduces
day I think about how great Anchorage
is as a place for families to raise children and for the opportunities
have to achieve our hopes and dreams. I
also think about the hard work it takes by Municipal employees to make
community a place in which this can happen.
the fiscal realities in which we developed the Municipality's 2010
continue into 2011. Tough choices will
continue to be required in order to achieve a stable level of spending
Municipality can annually afford.
this challenge will be an expectation that the Municipality will deliver
quality service at the best price. It
will be important that we clearly communicate to citizens the level of
they can expect and report the results achieved.
the next few months each city department and division will develop a
framework that will serve as the tool by which the municipality
citizens the purpose and value of the work done on their behalf. Each
strategic framework will include:
Public sector management involves a unique set of
resources, and greater expectations for service all combine to form a
Performance. Value. Results." (PVR) initiative is a framework designed
to citizens the services currently being delivered and the results being
achieved. The anticipated results from
this process include:
"bang for the buck."
The framework will report to taxpayers
on how well services are being delivered-and at what cost.
gets managed gets measured.
The framework sets a more disciplined
approach to set priorities and track progress in achieving them.
will be associated with levels of service.
The framework's results will be
integrated into the budget process and associate allocation of resources
expected levels of service.
information in the frameworks will provide:
information on how well the Municipality is allocating its resources and
promised results are being achieved.
Department managers with
information to evaluate how best to allocate resources in order to
The Mayor with improved
to make resource allocation decisions based on the effectiveness and
I look forward to the opportunity to
review each city department's frameworks as we work through the 2011