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Strategic Goal By 2015, Maricopa County will be the low-cost leader among large urban benchmark counties as demonstrated by having the lowest cost on 100% of a basket of commonly provided services and functions.

Why this is Important:

Maricopa County prides itself on keeping the costs of delivering services at a minimum in order to reduce the tax burden for county taxpayers. Tracking the average cost of providing services will ensure that the county maintains its eye toward the efficiency as well as results. The services/functions to be tracked include, but are not limited to,

  • Total expenditures per capita
  • $/1000 Board of Supervisors’ constituents
  • $/property assessment
  • $/property tax bill
  • $/lane mile paved
  • $/child immunization
  • $/child enrolled in Head Start
  • $/dog shelter day

Where we are:

The priority implementation team, led by the Office of Management and Budget, has been working on defining the basket of goods that will be measured as well as the methodology used to ensure consistency in measurement. An initial list of suggested services for the basket of commonly provided services and functions was developed and partner departments were identified based on that list. Work continues on defining the basket of commonly provided services and functions based on the feedback from the partners.

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