City of Santa Monica Office of Performance Management
The Office of Performance Management is in the business of making sure the City of Santa Monica answers three questions:
- What are we trying to do?
- How well are we doing it?
- How can we do it better?
The SaMoStat process answers these questions through an approach to leadership that utilizes data to drive performance. Following City Council's choice of six Framework Priorities, Framework Priority teams were formed to create Plans of Action for each priority, complete with activities and metrics to operationalize them. Now that these activities and metrics are set, SaMoStat will be a routine process through which the Framework Priority Teams report on the status of projects and activities. To accomplish all of these objectives, SaMoStat will capitalize on the following tenets of the stat approach in our regularly scheculed SaMoStat meetings to maximize the effectiveness of Santa Monica's government: