Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Individuals often relocate to different regions or cities due to various reasons, such as the pursuit of fresh employment opportunities or the desire for enhanced tranquility.
However, another factor is steadily gaining prominence: the quality of municipal administration. An increasing number of cities are earning a reputation based on their city leaders’ management of legislation, infrastructure, crime, and other significant issues.
For those intrigued by the trajectory of American urban governance, WalletHub has assembled a ranking of the most efficiently and poorly administered cities. Notably, Fort Lauderdale, a popular destination in South Florida, features on the less favorable end of the spectrum, positioned at 113 out of 149.
In contrast, other Florida cities received commendations from the research team. Both Miami and Hialeah were singled out for their notably low unemployment rates. In parallel, Tallahassee received accolades as a city with excellent road conditions and high high-school graduation rates.
According to WalletHub, the ten best-managed cities in America are:
- Nampa, Idaho
- Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
- Nashua, New Hampshire
- Boise, Idaho
- Provo, Utah
- Lincoln, Nebraska
- Fort Wayne, Indiana
- Sioux Falls, South Dakota
- Las Cruces, New Mexico
- Missoula, Montana
The research methodology employed by WalletHub was also explained:
“One way is by determining a city’s operating efficiency. In other words, we can learn how well city officials manage and spend public funds by comparing the quality of services residents receive against the city’s total budget. Using that approach, WalletHub compared the operating efficiency of 149 of the largest U.S. cities to reveal which among them are managed best. We constructed a ‘Quality of Services’ score made up of 36 metrics grouped into six service categories, which we then measured against the city’s per-capita budget.”