The following reports are a sampling of the Office of Performance & Analysis's work. If you are interested in a report not listed, please contact the Office of Performance & Analysis at 651-438-4529.
Trends and Issues of Self-Driving Vehicles: In order to do long-term planning for transportation needs for County residents, this project summarizes the range of current and future options expected with autonomous vehicle technology and how these technological advances will affect designs of County highways, and how soon.
Real Estate Acquisition Phase I
Real Estate Acquisition Phase II
Phase I of this project assessed the four primary processes used by County government to acquire property for public purposes (for roads, parks, trails, facilities, and land conservation) to determine whether they could or should be made to conform to a uniform approach. Phase II was a more in-depth look at the Right-of-Way process of acquiring real estate for county highway projects, including recommendations to improve the process.
Review of Library Staffing and Hours of Service: This report accounted for differences in hours of service and staffing levels among the County’s nine branch libraries, with recommendations to achieve greater consistency in service hours among all branches.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Efficiency: This report tracks County government progress in meeting eight goals established following the original research project in 2009 to reduce greenhouse gas emission and improve energy efficiency in Dakota County facilities.
Economic Development in the Red Line Corridor: This report summarizes the value of new (non-public) economic development activity along the METRO Red Line Bus Rapid Transit Corridor (Cedar Avenue) in Dakota County since the project planning began.