The City of Auburn utilizes performance measurement to guide the City’s local government budgeting process. In 2014, the City of Auburn directed staff to define a “performance - based budget” and recommend a new budget methodology to influence decision-making. Under this methodology, resource allocation decisions would be based on key priorities. The City would monitor performance to gauge whether or not priorities were being met. The following performance report showcases the City’s initial approach to tracking and measuring performance. These performance measures do not provide all-inclusive performance data, but rather enough data to guide decision-makers during the annual budget process. This tool can also provide residents, taxpayers, businesses, tourists and even City employees with transparent access to their government. Other tools are also utilized by staff, Council and the public to make decisions about local government spending including the 2015 Auburn Community Survey, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), the Annual Overlay Report, and Actuarial Valuation Reports provided by the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS). See the 2014 Performance Report here.