Chattanooga Launches Website to Track City Goals

The open portal named Chattadata will track the city's violent crimes, job growth, economic investment, neighborhood investment and improved literacy.

by Joy Lukachick Smith, McClatchy News Service / September 17, 2014

Mayor Andy Berke's office released a website today to the public that will track whether Chattanooga is meeting its monthly goals for the city.

The open portal named Chattadata will track the city's violent crimes, job growth, economic investment, neighborhood investment and improved literacy.

The website is part of Berke's budgeting for outcomes process that ties funding to performance. The website is the latest development that introduces specific goals for the city.

One of those goals revealed today is that the mayor's office wants to reduce violent crime by 20 percent by June 30, 2016. That means an average of 114.4 violent crimes a month. The website claims the city is on target to meet that goal with 128 average monthly incidents.

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