Mayor’s Management Report praises city agencies

Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently released his Mayor’s Management Report (MMR) for the 2007 fiscal year and touted the strong performance of various city agencies in providing residents with high-quality services.
In addition to evaluating the performance of city agencies, the MMR also set goals for the future in order to increase efficiency.
“The MMR continues to serve the goals of transparency and accountability which are the hallmarks of this administration,” Bloomberg said. “By highlighting relative levels of efficiency and effectiveness across all the important areas of city services, in comparison to past performance and to annual targets, the MMR encourages agencies to focus on the areas needing improvement and to build upon ongoing success.”
The report evaluated the performance of various city agencies and these were some of the findings:

  • Major felony crime decreased for the 16th consecutive fiscal year, dropping by 5 percent from 130,093 in fiscal 2006 to 123,136 in fiscal 2007. Based on preliminary FBI crime statistics for calendar year 2006, New York City remains the safest large city, with the lowest rate of crime among the ten largest U.S. cities.
  • Police (NYPD) response time to all crimes decreased again including response time to serious incidents dipping by 24 seconds to 5.2 minutes.
  • Complaints against police officers rose 4 percent from the previous year with 7,662 complaints registered with the Civilian Complaint Review Board.
  • City streets received the highest rating for cleanliness in 33 years with 94.3 percent of the streets rated clean.
  • 3-1-1 received 14.3 million calls, up 69,000 from the previous year.
  • For the second straight year, all teachers in city schools were certified.
  • The number of licensed home improvement contractors rose from 8,585 in 2006 to 10,673 in 2007.
  • The city’s unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent compared to 5.5 percent in 2006.
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