A couple of days ago we posted some details of the city benchmarking report that San Francisco’s Controller’s office put out (through its audit division). That first report focused on demographics, public safety and “livability”. Two more reports were released at week’s end. One is about transportation and finance. The other focuses on public health and the safety net.
We highly recommend all three reports. The comparison should be interesting not just to San Franciscans, but to the other sixteen cities in the benchmark group: Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Oakland, Philadelphia, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose, Seattle and Washington D.C. (Not all cities are compared on all issues.)