December 18th, 2006 | by Ian Demsky News | Posted In: CLEAN UP

Ups & Downs: P-Town By The Numbers

     
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No matter what we do, we're not going to be able to make the just-released, 154-page report on Portland's "Service Efforts and Accomplishments" sexy.

But here are some of the more curious numbers in the annual compendium by the City Auditor's Office that jumped out at us:

Medical incidents per 1,000 residents.
1997: 49
2005: 72.4


Code Enforcement violations abated within 90 days of inspection:
2000-2001: 80%
2005-2006: 61%


Percent of Emergency Communications trainee class certified:
1996-1997: 75%
2004-2005: 39%


Average time to process all Emergency Communications calls in seconds:
2000-2001: 76
2005-2006: 90.7


Parks and Recreation employees rating internal communications "good":
1999-2000: 41%
2005-2006: 23%


Parks and Recreation employees satisfied with their job:
1999-2000: 77%
2005-2006: 49%


Percent of streetlights in good or better condition:
2003-2004: 22%
2005-2006: 22%


Street maintenance backlog:
1996-1997: 494.1 miles
2005-2006: 627 miles


Average monthly residential sewer/storm bills (adjusted for inflation):
1996-1997: $28.74
2005-2996: $42.89


Tons of garbage produced by residences:
1996-1997: 1,036,000
2005-2006: 1,203,000




(photo by tom_adams.)
 
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