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Bellevue is a "managing for results" city, and wants residents to know it spends wisely. Being publicly accountable, spending limited resources effectively and efficiently while providing value to stakeholders — is very important to Bellevue's elected and appointed officials. To this end, Bellevue uses a variety of tools to keep in touch with residents and examine its performance regularly.
In addition to the reports on this page, the city maintains and open data portal and performance dashboards, which track live data on about 50 key indicators.
Community Report: Easy to read snapshot on the city's Vital Signs.
Performance Report: Results from the performance resident survey and community indicators called "Bellevue Vital Signs" give the reader a sense of the city's overall health. Departments report their performances in annual "scorecards."
Performance Measures Survey: Scientifically valid annual citizen survey that assesses how residents view the city's services and overall performance.
Budget Survey Reports: Conducted every two years to learn about resident budget priorities, the importance and level of satisfaction with city services and the value residents feel they get for their tax dollars.
Business Survey: Conducted every two years by the City of Bellevue, this is a comprehensive survey of businesses in Bellevue. The survey addresses Bellevue's key metrics, attitudes about operating and owning a business, starting a business, and questions relating to taxation. The survey also includes general questions about safety, transportation and other areas affecting businesses in Bellevue.