Cedar Hill Ranks #13 on List of Leanest Local Governments
- Date Published
- Nov 03, 2017
- Business, Community Involvement, General Info
Cedar Hill was recently ranked among the leanest local governments in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal, which analyzed the number of government employees relative to cities’ populations. Cedar Hill ranked number 13 on the list and, with 85 employees per 10,000 residents, is well below the regional average of 98.
City Manager Greg Porter said the analysis by the Dallas Business Journal affirms the value that Cedar Hill residents receive from their tax dollars. “The average homeowner in Cedar Hill pays $94 per month for City services, including 24-hour police response, fire protection, and emergency medical services; 3,729 acres of public park land; 53 library programs per month; 310 miles of paved streets; and much more for less than the average monthly cell phone bill,” Porter said.
The City attributes its success in delivering high-quality services with a lean city staff to its commitment to core values and focus on the City Council’s vision for the community. “The Cedar Hill community values servant leadership, and our employees mirror that value in the excellent level of service they provide to citizens every day,” said Mayor Rob Franke. “Employees are empowered to be innovative and resourceful in the way they deliver services and that allows our organization to remain lean and responsive as our city grows.”