Data-Driven Decision-Making in Michigan Local Government

Michigan Public Policy Survey, June 2012

12 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2013

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Thomas M. Ivacko

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Michael Crawford

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Date Written: November 8, 2013

Abstract

The local government fiscal crisis — driven largely by state revenue sharing cuts, falling tax revenues, and rising costs to provide services — has pushed jurisdictions in Michigan to search for operational efficiencies and cost savings. Performance measurement and data-driven decision-making are strategies some local governments use to help navigate the difficult decisions they face today. This report presents Michigan local government leaders’ assessments of the use of data in their governments’ decision-making. The findings are based on statewide surveys of local government leaders in the Fall 2011 wave of the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS).

Keywords: data driven decision-making, performance measurement, performance management

Suggested Citation

Ivacko, Thomas M. and Horner, Debra and Crawford, Michael, Data-Driven Decision-Making in Michigan Local Government (November 8, 2013). Michigan Public Policy Survey, June 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2351916 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2351916

Thomas M. Ivacko (Contact Author)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

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Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

Michael Crawford

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

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