"Ammons has assembled a remarkable volume of benchmark data for a comprehensive range of municipal government services. Municipal Benchmarks will be of considerable help for municipalities in laying the groundwork for an accountable government." - Harry Hatry, The Urban Institute
"I am delighted to see that ideas for advancing our industry are alive and thriving. Ammons's collection does an incredible service to every municipal manager in the country, and perhaps the world. These benchmarks clearly set standardized ways of looking at measuring the performance of municipal service delivery." - Ted Gaebler, City Manager, Rancho Cordoba, CA (co-author of Reinventing Government)
New to this edition:
-Updated charts and data throughout
-New chapters "Management Services," "Parking Services," "Risk Management," "Social Services," "Streets, Sidewalks, and Storm Drainage," Water and Sewer Services," "Fleet Maintenance," "Gas and Electric Services"
-Expanded coverage including newly adopted performance targets and updated standards for emergency response times for fire, police, and emergency medical service.