Thursday, April 25, 2019
Kansas City Wins Spy Tech Prize!!!
Cringe-worthy celebration from the mayor's office after his recent East Coast junket. Take a look:
Kansas City named an American City best at Using Data to Improve Residents’ Lives in 2019
Bloomberg Philanthropies on Wednesday announced that Kansas City is one of seven cities to achieve 2019 What Works Cities Certification, a national standard of excellence in city governance. What Works Cities Certification rates how well cities are managed by measuring the extent to which city leaders incorporate data and evidence in their decision-making.
Kansas City achieved Certification at the gold level, moving up from the silver award in 2018. The accomplishments that Kansas City was recognized for include passing a law requiring the local government use data in decision-making. This ensures that data-driven progress will continue, even as Kansas City prepares for a mayoral transition . . .
“Data helps city leaders understand problems and measure success, and it helps citizens hold government accountable for meeting public needs on all the big challenges we face – from promoting health and safety to fighting climate change,” said Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and three-term Mayor of New York City. “Congratulations to all the cities that earned certification this year. Their efforts are improving lives locally and setting an example that can spread nationally.”
“This year’s gold certification reflects years of hard work from many dedicated and skilled city employees,” said Mayor Sly James. “I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished with DataKC, and I know they will continue to innovate while helping to drive policies and initiatives that move Kansas City forward.”
You decide . . .