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File #: 34924    Version: 1 Name: Recommending that the City of Madison submit a membership application to join the Global City Indicators Facility
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
File created: 7/21/2014 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 1/20/2015 Final action: 1/20/2015
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Recommending that the City of Madison submit a membership application to join the Global City Indicators Facility.
Sponsors: Lucas Dailey, Scott J. Resnick, Maurice S. Cheeks
Fiscal Note
The Global City Indicators Facility is transitioning to the New World Council on City Data (WCCD). Completing the application for the WCCD may require significant staff time. The application includes 100 indicators, of which 46 are considered core indicators and must be completed. These indicators cover areas that apply to many city agencies and the time involved in completing the indicators will depend on whether the information is readily available. Staff time will also be required to coordinate the accumulation of the data.

When the application has been accepted by the WCCD, a fee structure will be determined. The initial estimate of the fee for the City of Madison is $6,000 to $10,000 annually. There will be continuing staff time associated with updating the data.

Title
Recommending that the City of Madison submit a membership application to join the Global City Indicators Facility.

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WHEREAS, the Global City Indicators Facility (GCIF) provides an established set of city indicators with a globally standardized methodology that allows for global comparability of city performance and knowledge sharing; and,

WHEREAS, GCIF serves all cities that become members to measure and report on a core set of indicators through this web-based relational database, cities such as; Dallas, Fort Worth, King County, Peoria, Portland and San Antonio; and,

WHEREAS, there is an urgent and compelling need for a single, master system of global city indicators that measure and monitor city performance and quality of life the GCIF, enables cities to measure, report, and improve their own performance in the areas of city services and quality of life; and,

WHEREAS, GCIF enables cities to input, monitor and update the indicators of their city in a web-based relational database and allowing cities to compare information through the use of a standardized methodology for measuring and reporting indicators, and,

WHEREAS, GCIF facilitates knowledge-sharing an...

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