How it Works

The City has eight outcome areas, prioritized in order by Lincoln's citizens in a 2008 survey:

  1. Safety & Security
  2. Economic Opportunity
  3. Healthy & Productive People
  4. Livable Neighborhoods
  5. Effective Transportation
  6. Environmental Quality
  7. Accountable Government
  8. Identity Lincoln (what makes Lincoln special)

City staff and private sector participants developed goals for each outcome prioritized in order of importance, with Goal 1 being the most important to achieving the outcome. See the Goals & Performance Indicators page.

The work of the City was divided into 222 programs. Each program was assigned to an outcome area and a goal within that area. Then each program was evaluated by city staff and private sector participants into three tiers (1, 2, & 3). Tier 1 programs are the most important toward meeting the goal. Programs that are listed as Tier 0 are mandated by either the state or federal governments and must be provided. How the programs were tiered and the results are on the Mayor's Community Prioritization page.

City staff and private sector developed 132 performance indicators to measure the City's progress toward the 39 goals in the eight outcome areas. Performance indicators can be viewed on the Goals & Performance Indicators page.