The Provincially mandated Municipal Performance Measurement Program (MPMP) consists of data collection and reporting of service performance measures in 13 municipal service areas. The objectives of MPMP are:
This report shows the past three years of results for the City of Thunder Bay under the Municipal Performance Measurement Program. Your City is committed to improving the delivery of municipal services. We participate in other benchmarking work including the Ontario Municipal Benchmarking Initiative, which brings municipalities together to share detailed information on best practices to bring down the cost and improve the quality of local of services.
Municipalities are required to collect and report on 13 core areas including:
MPMP data reflects a very high level of performance information, and significantly more details are required to understand the factors that contribute to reported performance results.
There are unique circumstances surrounding each municipality’s reported results, so comparisons between municipalities should be made with caution. It is important to keep in mind outside factors that may influence results including:
Also, performance measurement reporting is an evolving process. As changes are made to make the measures more meaningful, year to year comparisons within a municipality sometimes become difficult to assess.
Now that the program is well underway, the province plans to gradually add new service areas to the performance measures collected by MPMP. There were 4 new measures added in 2011, all related to building permits.