County launches new tool for taxpayers to keep an eye on its performance

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Northumberland County\’s new performance dashboard will provide data on everything from roads to recycling.

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Is the county fixing enough roads? How much waste is being diverted from the landfill? Are your tax dollars being appropriately managed?

These are only a few questions Northumberland County residents find with just a few clicks of a mouse.

County staff developed a performance dashboard on its website. It is devoted to throwing open the curtains behind its activities. An unprecedented amount of information is now available. It allows residents to track the performance of county staff and politicians regarding all of its responsibilities. For the casual observer, it gives an overview of whether goals and promises are being met. For the serious watchdog, it provides a lot of depth to drill down into the finer details. It will be up to residents to determine if it really will enhance the transparency and accountability of bureaucrats and politicians.

Originally aired: March 1, 2024

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