July 2017
Mt. San Antonio from Rancho Cucamonga: photo by Amanda Walker
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RC Joins What Works Cities

Rancho Cucamonga Teams With Ivy League to Improve Residents' Lives

The City of Rancho Cucamonga was selected to participate in the coveted What Works Cities initiative. Launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies in 2015, What Works Cities is a national initiative to help 100 mid-sized American cities enhance their use of data and evidence to improve services, inform local decision-making and engage residents. The initiative will pair the City over the next year with prominent technical assistance experts from Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University in order to build organizational capacity for utilizing data and evidence. Participation in the program is provided at no cost.

Over the past couple years, the City has increasingly utilized data for engaging residents and enhancing transparency of City operations. An online performance measurement dashboard was launched in 2016 and displays key data indicators for various municipal services for the public to view on the City's website. The first phase included public safety and cultural and community services data with the next phase displaying community development, governance and finance, and health and sustainability data.

Last year, the City was invited by the White House to participate in the Police Data Initiative and joined leading law enforcement agencies from around the nation in order to improve relationships between residents and police through the use of data.

Visit the online Performance Dashboard at: https://performance.CityofRC.us.