Check the Facts

Putting policy into context

Understanding the facts about local conditions is fundamental to promoting sound policies and solutions. You don’t have to be an expert or a data fiend to be a successful advocate, but it helps to know where to look for the data and metrics to back up your positions. We’re here to help with that.

Explore our Metrics Matter page for a snapshot of the basics – a run-down of key metrics and demographic data for the City. For additional information on particular topics areas see our pages on Jobs and Housing Data, Budget Data, Transportation Data, and Schools Data and our library of surveys and research, including the City’s annual resident satisfaction survey called the National Citizens Survey.

We’re just getting started populating those pages, so check back often for more.

Also, coming soon: Council Tracker to help you monitor what your Council Members are saying and doing, so you can hold them accountable.