The state legislature created the Council on Local Results and Innovation to develop standard performance measures for cities and counties. The Council released a standard set of performance measures to aid residents, taxpayers and elected officials in determining the efficacy of counties in providing services and measures residents’ opinions of those services.
In 2011, Dakota County voluntarily agreed to participate in the program. To meet 2014 program requirements, the following results are reported for the 10 adopted measures using the most recent data available.
See the Minnesota Office of the State Auditor website.