Prince George’s County Launches CountyStat Program

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III has announced the launch of CountyStat, an online program that analyzes county data, policies, and procedures to determine whether county-wide goals are being met. The Gazette reports:

“This is not just an accountability tool but an effort to make our government more transparent,” Baker said in a news conference at the County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro. “I’m excited this is finally getting off the ground as this will be a great tool to help us and gives the public a chance to see their government in action.”

Under the program, different county agencies and CountyStat management members will sit in a roundtable-like fashion to identify problems and share ideas to reach the best possible solution, [Acting Chief Administrative Officer Bradford] Seamon said.

Baker said the program would help the county be more efficient with resources such as pothole repairs.

“For example, if we have to fill a pothole every time it rains, then it may be the type of material we use that we need to change, and that would cut down on those costs and save the taxpayers’ money,” Baker said.

For more information on CountyStat visit the Prince George’s County website.

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