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TOWN OF MIAMI LAKES NEWS
243px-All-America City LogoThe Town of Miami Lakes strives to be accountable and accessible to the public that we serve. As part of this ongoing effort to become the model for transparency in government, the Town of Miami Lakes will begin reporting quarterly on performance measures.
For Immediate Release
February 7, 2014
Contact: Nicole Singletary
Tel: 305-364-6100
E-mail:  singletaryn@miamilakes-fl.gov
 
Town of Miami Lakes: A Model For Transparency In Government
 
 
Miami Lakes, FL -  The Town of Miami Lakes strives to be accountable and accessible to the public that we serve. As part of this ongoing effort to become the model for transparency in government, the Town of Miami Lakes will begin reporting quarterly on performance measures.

"Transparency in government is always talked about; however, the difference in Miami Lakes is that we have taken great strides in implementing and delivery a truly transparent government," said Councilman Ceasar Mestre.

The Performance Measures Report provides a narrative for each performance area the Town measures and shares information on departmental goals and successes. Performance measures provide effective and reliable ways to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the Town's service delivery.

"Performance Management is all about having an accountable and efficient municipal government," stated Vice Mayor Manny Cid. "This new system promotes transparency and empowers our residents by being able to measure the effectiveness of town-wide programs or expenditures."

Through this reporting mechanism, the Town hopes to implement measures that will be useful when making decisions. Highlights of the first quarter report include: one of the lowest police targeted crime rate months over the past three years under the Town's new Commander, Gene Dieppa; and the number of riders on the Town's East and West bus routes have almost doubled compared to last year.

"As we continue working to enhance our communications with residents and strengthen the effectiveness of our service delivery, these quarterly performance reports are a great step in the right direction," said Mayor Wayne Slaton.

The Town continually works to improve the quality of services we deliver, and the means by which we measure and evaluate our performance.

These reports will be updated quarterly and published on the Town's website under "Office of the Manager": www.miamilakes-fl.gov/manager