There are many guidelines available to measure efficiency in local government. To measure efficiency in Culpeper town government, I believe we need to concentrate on three areas:
2.) Town departments should align day-to-day work with strategic objectives. This can be achieved once the mission statement and strategic plan is adopted by town council. Department heads are looking for direction from council to set their priorities.
3.) Focus resources on the highest value activities and drive improvement. This process will maximize every tax dollar to align with the mission of local government. It will weed out those budget items that are unnecessary and strengthen those budget items that are the highest priority.
Efficiency is what the taxpayers expect from local government. It is imperative the council work with the public to develop a plan that reflects the core values of Culpeper and protects taxpayers.