About the Dashboard


“The City desires to continue its efforts to achieve and maintain service excellence by building a data-driven, results-oriented, customer focused, and innovative organization.”

In 2013 the City initiated a new integrated performance management system called FOCUS, which includes performance-based budgeting and strategic planning that looks at what the City needs to accomplish by 2019. FOCUS continues to redefine how Arvada prioritizes services for the community by focusing on the value provided to our citizens and our citizens’ experience when interfacing with the City. This is accomplished through measuring, evaluating and reporting our performance.


  • Tracks what the City is doing and will provide meaningful information to our community
  • Highlights the value our community receives for its investment in Arvada
  • Provides the opportunity for process improvement and innovation for all departments within the City



Alternate Travel Modes – Any mode of travel that does not involve a single occupant vehicle, such as travel by transit, carpool, bicycle or walking. Information on the mode of travel for commuting to work is regularly collected as a part of the Arvada Citizen Survey.

CDOT Section 1601 Environmental Review – The Colorado Department of Transportation established Policy directive 1601 to provide fair and consistent procedures regarding the review and evaluation of requests for new interchanges and major improvements to existing interchanges on the state highway system.

Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority (JPPHA) – A public highway authority group working to complete the last unbuilt portion of the Denver Metropolitan beltway through a public-private partnership.
Paying Patron (Arvada Center) – A person who makes a purchase from the Arvada Center for services or events or who makes a direct donation to the Arvada Center. Purchases may include tickets to performances, education classes and camps or other services. This does not include someone that participates in group sales or school field trips.

Comprehensive Plan – The city’s guiding policy document with respect to how the community should develop in the future. It is used by the city in reviewing land use proposals and serves as a guide in public investment decisions over a 7-10 year period.

Pavement Condition Index (PCI) – The PCI provides a numerical rating for the condition of road segments, where 0 is the worst possible condition and 100 is the best. The measurement considers the type, extent and severity of pavement surface distresses and the smoothness and ride comfort of the road.

Regional Transportation District (RTD) – Public transit service within the eight-county metro area including bus and commuter rail service.

Transit Oriented Development (TOD) – A type of community development that includes a mixture of moderate and higher density housing, office, retail and/or other amenities integrated into a walkable neighborhood typically within ½ mile of a center with a transit station or stop.

Urban Centers and Corridors – DRCOG defines urban centers as places that will be active; pedestrian, bicycle, and transit friendly places that are more dense and mixed in use than surrounding areas; allow people of all ages, incomes and abilities to access a range of housing, employment, and service opportunities without sole reliance on having to drive; promote regional sustainability by reducing per capita vehicle miles traveled, air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption; and respect and support existing neighborhoods. In Arvada the Candelas, Olde Town and Ralston Fields areas are designates as Urban Centers.

Workforce Plan – A continual process and work plan to align the City’s workforce with organization needs and priorities. The major components of departmental workforce plans include staffing levels, succession planning, training, mentoring, employee development and action plans.