"To drive citizen-focused and data driven solutions that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of City’s delivery of services." - OPMOD Mission
We are a small team of data driven individuals who are seeking to better the City of Chattanooga. We understand the power of data in today's world, and we hope to push the City internally to maximize the immense amounts of data it has to the benefit of its constituents. We utilize several methodologies to achieve our mission. We runs several types of training aimed at front line employees as we understand our office itself cannot serve all data needs through City government. We also push data top down data via departmental performance measures submitted by departments along with their request for funding each year. Ultimately, these programs are aimed at driving change and higher usage of data driven decision making tools within the City.
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“The Budgeting for Outcomes (BFO) process builds the City of Chattanooga's budget from the ground up. BFO is designed to support transparency, accountability, and collaboration so that we can produce a budget that embodies our community values.”
The BFO process is an initiative that requires responsible spending. Before the fiscal year begins, departmental heads who wish to receive city funding must submit requests for funding, explaining how the money they are requesting will be put to use. In other words, governmental departments must be able to clearly articulate what they are spending taxpayer funds on, and what outcome they hope to generate with them. This promotes a greater degree of transparency and accountability, as both constituents and department heads alike know what is expected of that money.
The BFO process also allows for nonprofit agencies, who might not be able to otherwise survive, to receive government funding. Agencies are welcome to apply for government funding through BFO, although they too are required to submit a budget detailing what they plan to spend any money they may be awarded on. This encourages increased efficiency of government funding; as more capable agencies who can better use resources will be awarded funds.
You can learn more at the Budgeting for Outcomes home page, found here.
A new platform has streamlined fire inspections for commercial properties in the City of Chattanooga. Factors from at least three different databases have been combined for the Chattalytics Fire Inspection Model which predicts and assigns a fire risk score to commercial buildings so that inspectors can prioritize them for inspection. The fire risk scores are…Read More
The City of Chattanooga and the police department are working together to track crimes and arrests by creating a Policing and Racial Equity Dashboard. The dashboard displays closed investigations from the Chattanooga Police Department. The dashboard included citations, arrests, use of force, and citizen complaints by race from the last two and a half years.…Read More
The Office of Performance Management and Open Data (OPMOD) is excited to announce its new data driven initiative called Chattalytics. Chattalytics is the next evolution of the city’s data program. Using the methods and tools of data science, the city will identify projects that help solve real world problems with data. Data driven organizations can…Read More
Have you ever wanted to know how long it takes for the Fire Department to respond? Or how often City code violations are cited to court? What about how long it takes to get a permit issued with the Land Development Office? If so, you’re not alone. The City of Chattanooga wants those answers as…Read More