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					#    2003-05 Benchmark                    Based on Public Input:             7/20 Board Mtg        Staff Actions/Recom's

1    EMPLOYMENT DISPERSION            Change title to:                       No objections.        Batch action - minor edit:
     Percent of Oregonians employed EMPLOYMENT IN RURAL                                            EMPLOYMENT IN RURAL
     outside the Willamette Valley    OREGON                                                       OREGON
     and the Portland tri-county area


2    TRADED SECTOR STRENGTH Change title to:                                 No objections.        Batch action - minor edit:
     Oregon's national rank in traded TRADE OUTSIDE OF                                             TRADE OUTSIDE OF
     sector strength (1 = best)       OREGON                                                       OREGON

3    NEW COMPANIES                        NEW EMPLOYERS                   No objections.           Batch action - minor edit:
     Oregon's national rank in new        National rank for new Employer                           NEW EMPLOYERS
     companies.                           Identification Numbers per 1000                          Oregon's national rank for
                                          workers.                                                 new Employer Identification
                                                                                                   Numbers per 1000 workers.


4    NET JOB GROWTH                                                                                No change
5    PROFESSIONAL SERVICES                Reconsider relevance and           There is some         Leave as is.
     Oregon's concentration in            possible deletion                  "canary in the coal   Survey respondent declined
     professional services relative to                                       mine" value to this   to present.
     the U.S. concentration in                                               measure.
     professional services.
     (U.S.=100%)
6    ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION Consider replacement measure                                         If no specific suggestions,
     Oregon's national rank in       that focuses directly on                                      expert/panel review at
     economic diversification (1st = economic stability.                                           November meeting.
     most diversified)




7    RESEARCH AND                                                                                  No change
     DEVELOPMENT
8    VENTURE CAPITAL                      Clarify language to show how it No objections.           Batch action - minor edit:
     Oregon's national rank in            is measured (in dollars per                              Oregon's national rank in
     venture capital investments          worker)                                                  venture capital investments
                                                                                                   (measured in dollars per
                                                                                                   worker)
9    COST OF DOING BUSINESS                                                                        No change
10   ON TIME PERMITS                      Research a better regulatory                             If no specific suggestions,
     Percent of permits issued within     measure, including timeliness of                         expert/panel review at
     the target time period or less: a.   local as well as state                                   November meeting.
     air contaminant discharge, b.        governments
     wastewater discharge




11   PER CAPITA INCOME                                                                             No change
12   PAY PER WORKER                      Define covered. Update to more No objections.       Batch action - minor edit:
     Average annual payroll per          current dollars.                                    Average annual payroll per
     covered worker (all industries,                                                         worker covered by
     1995 dollars), a. urban, b. rural                                                       unemployment insurance (all
                                                                                             industries, 2003 dollars): a.
                                                                                             urban, b. rural
13   INCOME DISPARITY                  Evaluate whether a few high      Leave as is.         Leave as is.
     Comparison of average incomes incomes skew data.
     of top 5th families to lowest 5th
     families: a. ration, b. national
     rank
14   WORKERS AT 150% OR                 Evaluate whether 150% of        OK. Clarify terms    If no specific suggestions,
     MORE OF POVERTY                    poverty is adequate.            "family wage" and    expert/panel review at
     Percent of covered Oregon                                          "living wage."       November meeting.
     workers with earnings of 150%
     or more of the poverty level for a
     family of four




15   UNEMPLOYMENT                                                                            No change
16   EXPORTS                          Clarify wording:                No objections.         Batch action - minor edit:
     Exports to non-primary partners "Percent of total exports traded                        EXPORT STABILITY
     as a percentage of total exports with non-primary partners.                             Percent of total exports
                                      (Primary partners are Canada,                          traded with non-primary
                                      Japan and South Korea.)"                               partners. (Primary partners
                                                                                             are Canada, Japan and
                                                                                             South Korea.)
17   FOREIGN LANGUAGE SKILLS Change title to:                           Research a better If no specific suggestions,
     Percent of Oregonians who       "INTERNATIONAL                     measure of           leave title as is and arrange
     speak a language in addition to ORIENTATION"                       "international-ness" expert/panel review at
     English                                                                                 November meeting.




18   READY TO LEARN                                                                          No change
19   3RD GRADE READING AND                                                                   No change
     MATH
20   8TH GRADE READING AND                                                                   No change
     MATH
20   LABOR FORCE SKILLS                                                                      No change
     TRAINING
21   CERTIFICATE OF INITIAL              Revisit.                       Leave as is.         Leave as is.
     MASTERY
     Percent of high school
     graduates who attain a
     Certificate of Initial Mastery.
22   HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT                                                                     No change
     RATE
23   HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION                                                                  No change
24   SOME COLLEGE                        Consider deleting.                 Keep.                 Leave as is.
     COMPLETION
     Percent of Oregon adults (25+)
     who have completed some
     college
25   POSTSECONDARY                       Simplify language:                 No objections.        Batch action - minor edit:
     CREDENTIALS                         "...Associates degree or other                           Percent of Oregon adults
     Percent of Oregon adults (25+)      occupation-related credential."                          (25+) who have an
     who have postsecondary                                                                       Associates degree or other
     professional-technical                                                                       occupation-related credential
     credentials


26   COLLEGE COMPLETION                                                                           No change
27   ADULT LITERACY                   Modify based on new survey if         No objections.        Staff is pursuing what board
     Percent of adult Oregonians with available on time.                    Board heard from      approved at the May
     intermediate literacy skills: a.                                       Kristin Kulongoski    meeting:
     prose, b. document, c.                                                 and Stephen Reder     1. Use comparable base
     quantitative.                                                          in May and            populations to compare
                                                                            approved the          Oregon's adult literacy
                                                                            following:            benchmark with that of other
                                                                                                  states and the nation...
                                                                                                  2. Use comparable
                                                                                                  benchmark levels to
                                                                                                  compare Oregon with other
                                                                                                  states' or the nation...
                                                                                                  3. Agencies involved with
                                                                                                  adult literacy should
                                                                                                  determine an appropriate
                                                                                                  benchmark level for Oregon
                                                                                                  for consideration by the
                                                                                                  Progress Board.




28   COMPUTER USAGE                      Replace with: a. no Internet       Reconsider at         Percent of Oregonians who:
     Percent of adult Oregonians who     access, b. access the Internet,    September             a. use a computer or related
     use a computer or related           c. access to high-speed            meeting. Do we        electronic device to create
     electronic device to: a. create     Internet.                          want to know          docs/graphics of analyze
     docs/graphics or analyze data,                                         whether               data, b. have high-speed
     b. access the Internet.                                                Oregonians own a      Internet access at home.
                                                                            personal computer
                                                                            or have access to
                                                                            one? NOTE: 28b
                                                                            data won't be
                                                                            available from 2004
                                                                            Pop Survey.


30   VOLUNTEERING                        Retitle "GIVING" and stratify to   No objections.        If resources allow, pursue.
     Percent of Oregon adults who        show both time (volunteering)                            Are these data available
     volunteer time to civic,            and money (charitable                                    nationally? Pop survey does
     community or nonprofit activities   contributions)                                           not ask about charitable
     in the last twelve months                                                                    giving.


31   VOTING                             Stratify to show both percent       No objections.        Batch action - minor edit:
     Oregon's national rank in voter and rank.                                                    Oregon's voter turnout for
     turnout for presidential elections                                                           presidential elections: a.
     (1 = highest)                                                                                percent, b. national rank (1 =
                                                                                                  highest)
32   FEELING OF COMMUNITY             Leave alone.                     Some discussion   Leave as is.
     Percent of Oregonians who feel                                    on meaning and
     they are a part of their                                          relevance of this
     community                                                         measure.
                                                                       Oregonian had the
                                                                       most interest in
                                                                       this.
33   UNDERSTANDING OF TAX             Clarify language: …who        No objections.          Batch action - minor edit:
     SYSTEM                           demonstrate knowledge of main                         Percent of Oregonians who
     Percent of Oregonians who        revenue source and main                               demonstrate knowledge of
     understand the Oregon tax        expenditure                                           Oregon's main revenue
     system and where tax money is                                                          source and main
     spent                                                                                  expenditure category.


34   TAXES AND CHARGES PER            Consider stratifying state versus Consider at next    Which stratification scheme
     $1000 PERSONAL INCOME            local.                            meeting.            (state vs. local or taxes vs.
     National ranking for state and                                                         charges) is most relevant?
     local taxes and charges as a
     percent of personal income
     total, a. taxes, b. charges.



35   PUBLIC MANAGEMENT               Governing's report will be        Council of State     If resources allow, pursue.
     QUALITY                         delayed. Consider another         Governments might
     Governing magazine's ranking of source.                           have an alternative.
     public management quality


36   S&P BOND RATING                                                                        No change
37   STATE ARTS FUNDING               Replace with a nationally        No objections.       If resources allow, pursue.
     Oregon's national rank in per    comparable measure of arts       Can OPS
     capita state arts funding        involvement.                     contractor break
                                                                       down arts
                                                                       involvement
                                                                       answers?




38   PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICE                                                                 No change
39   TEEN PREGNANCY                   Drop part "a" because of small   Adust age           Staff is develop wording with
     Pregnancy rate per 1,000         number of pregnancies -          categories for best benchmark contact.
     females a. ages 10-14, b. ages                                    national
     15-17.                                                            comparability.




40   PRENATAL CARE                                                                          No change
41   INFANT MORTALITY                                                                       No change
42   IMMUNIZATIONS                                                                          No change
43   HIV DIAGNOSIS                       Change to new definition from   No objections.         Batch action - minor edit:
     Number of first time positive HIV   DHS: "Number of new HIV         Some discussion        Number of new HIV
     test results among Oregonians       diagnoses among Oregonians      on pursuing            diagnoses among
     age 13 and older.                   aged 13 and older."             sexually transmitted   Oregonians aged 13 and
                                                                         diseases.              older.
                                                                                                (Pursue issues related to
                                                                                                measuring other sexually
                                                                                                related diseases of
                                                                                                resources allow.)


44   ADULT NON-SMOKERS                   Clarify language: "…who report No objections.          Batch action - minor edit:
     Percent of Oregonians 18 and        that they do not currently                             Percent of Oregonians 18
     older who do not smoke              smoke."                                                and older who report that
     cigarettes                                                                                 they do not currently smoke
                                                                                                cigarettes.
45   PREMATURE DEATH                     Change title to: "LONGEVITY"    No objections.         Batch action - minor edit:
     Years of life lost before age 70                                                           Change title to LONGEVITY.
     (rate per 1,000)                                                                           (If resources allow, pursue.
                                                                                                stratification by a. accidents,
                                                                                                b. illness)



46   PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS                                                                    No change
47   CHILD CARE AFFORDABILITY N/A                                        N/A                    Leave alone.
     Percent of families with incomes
     below the state median income
     for whom child care is affordable



48   CHILD CARE AVAILABILITY             Replace with a true measure of James Sager will        If resources allow, pursue.
     Number of child care slots          demand, if possible.           check.                  Percent of parents who have
     available for every 100 children                                                           trouble finding child care.
     under age 13                                                                               Source: OPS - 2000, 2002
                                                                                                and 2004 data points



49   TEEN SUBSTANCE ABUSE                 Leave alone, but there are data Get data by gender Leave alone.
     Percent of 8th grade students        quality issues.                 if possible.       Address gender data, if
     who report using in the previous                                                        noteworthy, in text of report.
     month: a. alcohol, b. illicit drugs,
     c. cigarettes


50   CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT              Clarify language to show that   No objections.         Batch action - minor edit:
     Number of children, per 1,000       both "a" and "b" are                                   Substantiated number of
     persons under 18, who are: a.       substantiated:                                         children, per 1,000 persons
     neglected/abused, b. at a           "Substantiated number of                               under 18, who are: a.
     substantial risk of …               children, per 1,000 …"                                 neglected/abused, b. at a
                                                                                                substantial risk of being
                                                                                                neglected/abused
51   ELDER ABUSE                                                                                No change
52   ALCOHOL/TOBACCO DURING Clarify to show self reporting:              No objections.         Batch action - minor edit:
     PREGNANCY                          "…who report not using…"                                Percent of pregnant women
     Percent of pregnant women who                                                              who report not using: a.
     abstain from using: a. alcohol, b.                                                         alcohol, b. tobacco
     tobacco.
53   POVERTY                                                                                    No change
54   HEALTH INSURANCE                                                                           No change
55   HOMELESSNESS                                                                               No change
56   CHILD SUPPORT                    Department of Justice wants to No objections.        Batch action - minor edit:
     Percent of current court ordered edit the language to more                            Percent of current child
     child support paid to families   accurately reflect what is being                     support due that is paid
                                      measured.                                            within the month that it is
                                                                                           due.
57   HUNGER                              Define "insecure" in the body of No objections.   Batch action - minor edit:
     Percent of Oregon households        the measure.                                      As a percent of the U.S.,
     that are food insecure as a                                                           percent of Oregon
     percentage of the U.S.: a. food                                                       households with limited or
     insecure with hunger, b. food                                                         uncertain access to enough
     insecure.                                                                             food for all household
                                                                                           members to live a healthy
                                                                                           and active life: a. total, b. in
                                                                                           which at least one member
                                                                                           must go hungry.


58   INDEPENDENT SENIORS                 Consider raising the age. 65 too No objections    Batch action - minor edit:
     Percent of seniors (over 65)        low.                                              Percent of seniors (over 75)
     living independently                                                                  living independently outside
                                                                                           of nursing facilities. (Ed.
                                                                                           NOTE - not assisted
                                                                                           community-based facilities.)



59   WORKING DISABLED                                                                      No change
60   DISABLED LIVING IN                                                                    No change
     POVERTY
61   OVERALL CRIME                                                                         No change
62   JUVENILE ARRESTS                                                                      No change
63   STUDENTS CARRYING                   Clarify wording - "…of grade 9- No objections.    Batch action - minor edit:
     WEAPONS                             12 students who report carrying                   Percent of grade 9-12
     Percent of students who carry       weapons in the last 30 days."                     students who report carrying
     weapons.                                                                              weapons in the last 30 days


64   ADULT RECIDIVISM                                                                      No change
65   JUVENILE RECIDIVISM                                                                   No change
66   COOPERATIVE POLICING            Check with State Police about Declare victory and Batch action:
     Percent of counties that have   continuing. All but one county is drop.           Drop pending approval from
     completed a strategic           in.                                               State Police.
     cooperative policing agreement.

67   EMERGENCY                           Check with DOGAMI about         No objections     Batch action - minor edit:
     PREPAREDNESS                        changing per developmental                        (pending benchmark
     Percent of Oregon counties and      benchmark #2013:                                  contacts' OK)
     communities prepared for                                                              Percent of Oregon counties
     natural and technological           "Percent of Oregon                                and communities prepared
     emergencies or disasters: a.        communities with necessary                        for emergencies or
     with hazard data and risk           risk reduction for geological                     disasters: a. with hazard
     reduction (natural only), b. With   hazards"                                          data and risk reduction
     response and recovery                                                                 (geological only), b. With
     capabilities (for 2001 all                                                            response and recovery
     counties, Portland, Beaverton,                                                        capabilities (for 2001 all
     Gresham and Salem only)                                                               counties, Portland,
                                                                                           Beaverton, Gresham and
                                                                                           Salem only)

68   TRAFFIC CONGESTION                                                                    No change
69   DRINKING WATER                                                                        No change
70   COMMUTING                        Simplify language: "…other than No objections.         Batch action - minor edit:
     Percent of Oregonians who        driving alone."                                        Percent of Oregonians who
     commute during peak hours by                                                            commute during peak hours
     means other than a single                                                               by means other than driving
     occupancy vehicle.                                                                      alone.
71   VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED                                                                  No change
72   ROAD CONDITION                     Association of Oregon Counties   When considering,   Association of Oregon
     Percent of roads in fair or better will suggest several new         try to get          Counties - temporarily drop
     condition: a. state, b. county.    measures for road and bridge     comparisons to      part b and consider bridge
                                        condition.                       other states.       condition benchmarks




73   HOME OWNERSHIP                                                                          No change
74   AFFORDABLE HOUSING                                                                      No change
75   AIR QUALITY                                                                             No change
76   CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS Consider better measure of                 No objections.      If resources allow, pursue
     Carbon dioxide emissions as a global warming.                       Check West Coast with Dave Van't Hof
     percentage of 1990 emissions                                        Governors' Global
                                                                         Warming Initiative.

77   WETLANDS                                                                                No change
78   STREAM WATER QUALITY                                                                    No change
79   MINIMUM STREAM FLOW              Possible action. Contact survey No objections.         Coordinated with Gail
     RIGHTS                           respondent for clarification of a                      Achterman and Oregon's
     Percent of key streams meeting   strongly worded, negative                              Water Resources
     minimum flow rights: a. 9 or     comment.                                               Department.
     more months a year, b. 12
     months a year
80   AGRICULTURAL LAND                Determine whether to clarify by No objections.         Ron Eber pursuing possible
     Percent of Oregon agricultural   UGB vs. non-UGB, or by                                 alternative stratification.
     land in 1982 not converted to    cropland vs. other (but not both)
     urban or rural development: a.
     cropland, b. other ag land.



81   FOREST LAND                      Oregon Department of Forestry
     Percent of Oregon forest land in porposes a new data source
     1970 still preserved for forest  and data series.
     use




82   TIMBER HARVEST                                                                          No change
83   MUNICIPAL WASTE                 Change targets to correspond to No objections.          Leave as is.
     Pounds of municipal solid waste goals in statute.                                       Changes may be suggested
     landfilled or incinerated per                                                           next biennium.
     capita
84   HAZARDOUS WASTE                       Consider measure of breast        Northwest            Batch action - minor edit:
     CLEANUP                               milk toxins.                      Environmental        Percent of identified Oregon
     Percent of identified Oregon                                            Watch. This          hazardous substance sites
     hazardous waste sites cleaned                                           measure is used      cleaned up or being cleaned
     up or being cleaned up: a. tank                                         internationally.     up: a. tank sites, b. other
     sites, b. other hazardous                                                                    hazardous substances
     substances                                                                                   (Pursue if breast milk toxin
                                                                                                  measure if resources allow.)



85   FRESHWATER SPECIES               Leave alone. (Define                                        Panel discussion at January
     Percent of monitored freshwater "monitored" in endnote.)                                     meeting.
     species not at risk: (state, fed
     listing): a. salmonids, b. other
     fish, c. other organisms
     (amphibs, molluscs)


86   MARINE SPECIES                        Leave alone. (Define                                   Panel discussion at January
     Percent of monitored marine           "monitored" in endnote.)                               meeting.
     species not at risk: (state, fed
     listing): a. fish, b. shellfish, c.
     other (mammals only - plant
     data n/a)
87   TERRESTRIAL SPECIES                  Leave alone. (Define                                    Panel discussion at January
     Percent of monitored terrestrial "monitored" in endnote.)                                    meeting.
     species not at risk: (state, fed
     listing): a. plants, b. vertebrates,
     c. invetebrates


88   SPECIES PROTECTION                    Check with biodiversity experts   No objections.       Panel discussion at January
     Species populations that are          on possibility of a better                             meeting.
     protected in dedicated                measure.
     conservation areas: a. species
     found in streams or rivers, b.
     other




89   INVASIVE SPECIES                      Leave alone.                      Explore how this      If resources allow, pursue.
     Number of most threatening                                              can reflect different
     invasive species not                                                    ecosystems. It's
     successfully excluded or                                                different for each.
     contained since 2000.                                                   "Red list."


90   STATE PARK ACREAGE                                                      Encouraged Parks     If resources allow, pursue.
     Acres of state-owned parks per                                          to come up with a
     1,000 Oregonians                                                        better measure of
                                                                             usage, or one that
                                                                             includes federal
                                                                             and municipal
                                                                             parks, not just
                                                                             state.
9/21 Meeting   Staff Actions/Recom's       12/2 Meeting

Approved




Approved




Approved




Approved
Approved




November       lm 10/11 John Gorlorwulu,   JANUARY
               503-986-0101                John Gorlorwulu
                                           will present
                                           possible
                                           alternative
                                           focusing on
                                           competitiveness,
                                           not diversity.


Approved

Approved




Approved
November                                   Pat Allen
                                           presented
                                           difficulties in
                                           coming up with a
                                           better measure of
                                           regulatory
                                           burden. Board
                                           decided to stick
                                           with current
                                           benchmark for
                                           now.


Approved
Approved




Approved




November   Richard Bjelland
           will presented
           new living wage
           methodology and
           possible new
           benchmark.
           Board decided it
           was great, but
           only one data
           point - put on
           developmental
           list.




Approved
Approved




November   JANUARY
           Mike or John
           Gorlowulu will
           present possible
           measure of
           international trade
           as a percent of
           GSP.


Approved
Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved




Approved

Approved
Approved




Approved




Approved
November          Stephen Reder on
                  extended sabbatical. Need
                  to get original 1991OR
                  literacy survey and
                  recalculate based on board-
                  approved
                  recommendations. Also
                  have state rankings based
                  on 1996 synthetic
                  estimates of lowest 2 levls
                  (5 levels total). CHECK
                  WITH BARRY
                  EDMONSON @ PSU




Approved as is.




Approved
Approved




Approved




Legislative       Inverted the data to show 1
Revenue Office    = lowest burden, not
recommends we     highest. This makes it
stay with taxes   consistent with all the other
versus charges.   rankings, where 1st = best
                  and 50th = worst.
No change -
approved.




Approved
                  Chris D'Arcy is working on      Chris D'Arcy
                  this.                           presented goals
                                                  of Oregon
                                                  Cultural Heritage
                                                  Program. Board
                                                  approved new
                                                  benchmark on
                                                  arts participation.


Approved
November          Drop 10-14 and revise         Action required.
                  targets. "Pregnancy rate      Proposed targets
                  per 1,000 females ages 15- were approved.
                  17. "
                  Bob Nustrom says 15-17 is
                  commonly reported
                  nationally (he is sending
                  links). They will continue to
                  track 10-14 internally.

Approved
Approved
Approved
Approved




Approved




Approved, but       Staff asked program to look
program says it's   into "Health-adjusted life
different than      expectancy (HALE)"
premature death     http://earthtrends.wri.org/te
                    xt/population-
                    health/variable-582.html


Approved
Approved




Approved




Approved




Approved
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Approved
Approved
Approved
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Approved




Approved based      2000 - 96.4%            Action needed on
on staff            2001 - 96.5%   % 75+    targets. Program
acceptance of       2002 - 97.1%   living   suggests:
contact's new       2003 - 97.1%            2005 - 97.2%
wording                                     2019 - 97.5%
                                            Board approved
                                            these targets.


Approved
Approved

Approved
Approved
Approved




Approved
Approved
Approved
 Police approved
deletion 11-4-04.



Approved




Approved
Approved
Approved




Approved
Put part b in "re"-   "Percent of state roads in Approved.
developmental list.   fair or better condition."
Bridge condtion       Make developmental:
could become part     - Percent of county roads in
c in future.          fair or better condition.
                      - Bridge condtion measure
                      (undefined).



Approved
Approved
Approved




Approved
Approved
Barry Norris
presented options.
Board decided to
keep as is.



                      Ron is also checking with
                      Forestry Dept about using
                      the air study data for ag
                      land, which would free
                      them from the Natural
                      Resource Inventory.


Approved new          Proposed 2010 target is     Action required
benchmark:            based on changes since      on 2010 target
“Percent of           1994, that land use         1984 = 98.6
Oregon’s non-         planning has and will be    1994 = 98.1
federal forest land   successful, and that %      2001 = 97.8
in 1974 still         change will occur at the    Proposed target
preserved for         rate since 1994             2010 = 97.4
forest use.”                                      Board approved
                                                  proposed target.



Approved
Approved
Approved




January Panel




January Panel




January Panel




January Panel   Replace with a
                new Land Use
                Land Cover
                measure.
                Possible wording:
                “percent of land
                with mostly native
                vegetation that’s
                managed for
                conservation
                purposes.”



January Panel
       ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE WORKSHEET                                                                                                                                         FOR SEPTEMBER 5, 2006
                                                                                                                                                                          Committee
                                                Public Input                                                                               Staff Recommend's
#      2005-07 Benchmark                                                                      Staff Notes and Follow-up                                                    Action -
                                          Benchmark contact in italics                                                                        to Committee
                                                                                                                                                                         September 5
                                                                          Action Items - September 5
12   POSSIBLE NEW MEASURE           Perhaps we could develop a measure of the          Similar to OBM#1 - but for wage level, not         Work with Art Ayre if         committee decided
                                    share of total employment in industries with       geographic areas (relates to comments in #6,       committee wants to            not to pursue
                                    below-historical-average pay.                      12)                                                pursue.
                                                                                       emailed Art about employment by
                                                                                       high/average/low wage industries -
                                                                Action Items - September 19 or October 12
1    EMPLOYMENT IN RURAL            Confusion about intent of benchmark.               emailed Art 8-23 for OBMs 1, 3, 15. He is out of Reword: percent of Oregon
     OREGON                                                                            the office until September 5.                    non-farm jobs outside the I-
     Percent of Oregonians          Perhaps it should read, “percent of Oregon                                                          5 corridor and Deschutes
     employed outside the           employment”…                                       Add to ATM: benchmark contact's explanation of County.
     Willamette Valley and the                                                         the meaning of the measure (about geographic
     Portland tri-county area       Change to identify those outside I-5 corridor      distribution of employment, not growth).
                                    (would add Douglas, Jackson and Josephine
                                    Counties) and Bend area (Deschutes County) .
3    NEW EMPLOYERS                  Respondents concerned about maintaining            emailed Art about existing firms from other        Add part B: percent of new
     Oregon's national rank for new existing jobs, measuring the quality of jobs,      states -- so what would be an appropriate title?   firms that are in high-wage
     Employer Identification        inactive EINs -- could subtract inactive EINs to   What about employment by high/average/low          industries
     Numbers per 1,000 workers      show net active EINS.                              wage industries - like OBM 1 but for $, not
                                                                                       geographic areas. - relates to comments in #6,
     (ranked 8th on Red Flag        Suggestion for new benchmark: show the             12.
     Index)                         number of new business starts in industries with
                                    high average wages and/or high exports.          Reword title: FIRMS NEW TO OREGON or
                                                                                     EMPLOYERS NEW TO OREGON (pending
                                                                                     benchmark contact's response)

                                                                                       follow protocol for ranked benchmarks
15   UNEMPLOYMENT                   What's important is whether the rate is            emailed Art - can we stratify to show annual       Stratify to include annual
     Oregon unemployment rate as    increasing or decreasing and why.                  unemployment rate? 8/23                            rate:
     a percent of U.S.              Benchmark contact response: it would be
     unemployment rate              possible to cast this benchmark as a                                                                  Oregon unemployment rate
                                    comparison of Oregon and county                                                                       a. annual rate
                                    unemployment rates over time rather than as a                                                         b. as a percent of U.S.
                                    percentage of the U.S.                                                                                unemployment rate




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       ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE WORKSHEET                                                                                                                                         FOR SEPTEMBER 5, 2006
                                                                                                                                                                          Committee
                                                 Public Input                                                                               Staff Recommend's
 #     2005-07 Benchmark                                                                        Staff Notes and Follow-up                                                  Action -
                                           Benchmark contact in italics                                                                        to Committee
                                                                                                                                                                         September 5
30   VOLUNTEERING                    Survey respondents recommend including  Action Items - September 5
                                                                                         emailed Scotti Cunningham to find out if CNCS     Consider switching to
     Percent of Oregon adults who    people younger than 18 in survey.                   data are available at least every 2 years. 8/24   Corporation for National &
     volunteer time to civic,        Commission on Voluntary Action and Service                                                            Community Service's data
     community or nonprofit          suggests aligning benchmark data with the                                                             if data will be available
     activities in the last twelve   Corporation for National & Community Service's
     months                          "Volunteering in America: State Trends and
                                     Rankings" report. The survey that collects
                                     information for this report looks is based on self-
                                     reporting by respondents 16 and older.

45   PREVENTABLE DEATH                Comments indicate people don't understand this     emailed David that we do not intend to change     Consider possibility of
     Years of life lost before age 70 measure.                                           the benchmark, but would appreciate help with     deleting when we hear
     (rate per 1000)                                                                     the explanation for ATM/FAQ. (8/23)               from all contacts
                                      Benchmark contact David Hopkins will respond
                                      after Sept. 5                                      Joyce Grant-Worley wants to delete it (8/28
                                                                                         email)
                                                                                         OR
                                                                                         Add to ATM: more detailed explanation
                                                                                         Add to FAQs: top causes of preventable death

DEV POSITIVE YOUTH                   (from 3/17/06 Assessment Committee meeting          Bob Nystrom is checking on when data will be      Proposed: Percent of
    DEVELOPMENT                      notes):                                             available to present to Assessment Committee      Oregon teenagers (age 13
                                     Board was reluctant to adopt a measure before       (8/24)                                            to 18) that report strong
                                     seeing data for it, so Bob Nystrom will present a                                                     levels of individual health
                                     proposal including data to the committee this                                                         and confidence, adult
                                     summer or fall.                                                                                       support at school and
                                                                                                                                           helping others in the
                                                                                                                                           community




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                                                                                                                                                                       Committee
                                                  Public Input                                                                             Staff Recommend's
#      2005-07 Benchmark                                                                       Staff Notes and Follow-up                                                Action -
                                            Benchmark contact in italics                                                                      to Committee
                                                                                                                                                                      September 5
75   AIR QUALITY                                                        Action    No - September 5
                                       Approved new benchmark wording 7/27/06. Items changes necessary.                                   Review targets from Gregg
     a. Percent of time that the air                                                                                                      Lande
     is healthy to breathe for all
     Oregonians
     b. Percent of Oregonians at
     significant risk from key toxic
     air pollutants: polycyclic
     organic matter and acrolein

79   MINIMUM STREAM FLOW                                                               Water Resources Dept. committee will be            Consider suggestion to
     RIGHTS                                                                            meeting on Sept 5, will suggest new                come from OWRD.
     Percent of key streams                                                            wording after that (phone call with Gary
     meeting minimum flow rights:                                                      8/29).
     a. 9 or more months a year, b.
     12 months a year                                                                  Add to ATM: explanation of what is being
                                                                                       measured (many respondents didn't
                                                                                       understand)

                                                                                       We suggested to them: STREAM WATER
                                                                                       QUANTITY
                                                                                       Percent of key streams that meet
                                                                                       minimum water flow requirements for
                                                                                       aquatic life: a. 9 or more months a year;
81   FOREST LAND                   Dept. of Forestry suggests using its wording for    b. 12 months a year
                                                                                       work with Gary Lettman about suggested            Change to: Area of non-
     Percent of Oregon forest land indicators of sustainable forest management          change. Rita left voice mail and email messages federal forestland and
     in 1970 still preserved for                                                        (8/30)                                           development trends: area
     forest use                                                                                                                          of nonfederal wildland
                                                                                        Add to FAQs: link to Forestry's Sustainable      forest (propose to
                                                                                        Forestry Indicators site                         committee after discussion
                                                                                                                                         with Gary)
82   TIMBER HARVEST                    Dept. of Forestry suggests using its wording for work with Gary Lettman about suggested           Change to: timber harvest
     Actual timber harvest as a        indicators of sustainable forest management      change. Rita left voice mail and email messages trends compared to
     percent of potential harvest                                                       (8/30)                                           planned and projected
     levels under current plans &                                                                                                        harvest levels and the
     policies                                                                           Add to FAQs: link to Forestry's Sustainable      potential to grow timber
                                                                                        Forestry Indicators site
84   HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE               The Department of Environmental Quality is       Jeff Christensen will discuss with Karen Whisler Consider revision based on
     CLEANUP                           currently reviewing how to measure the           and others at DEQ. Call Jeff back if have not    upcoming discussions with
     Percent of identified Oregon      Household Hazardous Waste program activities. heard from him in a few weeks 8/22/06               DEQ
     hazardous substance sites
     cleaned up or being cleaned                                                       Add to ATM: (BM contact response to comment
     up: a. tank sites, b. other                                                       #6 gives weblink); note that cleanup is not
     hazardous substances                                                              necessarily done by DEQ, but private entities
                                                                                       also; note that to some degree, increase is good
                                                                                       as it means more is being reported/discovered
                                                                                       (like child abuse)




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        ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE WORKSHEET                                                                                                                                              FOR SEPTEMBER 5, 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                Committee
                                                        Public Input                                                                              Staff Recommend's
 #      2005-07 Benchmark                                                                            Staff Notes and Follow-up                                                   Action -
                                                  Benchmark contact in italics                                                                       to Committee
                                                                                                                                                                               September 5
 85   FRESHWATER SPECIES                    measure the inverse (species at risk);Action Items - September 5 to ODFW first.
                                                                                  use       Jimmy suggested talking                              Report species at risk
      Percent of monitored                  Nature Serve instead of federal & state at-risk                                                      based on Nature Serve
      freshwater species not at risk:       listings                                        Rita contaced Holly Michaels (ODFW) about            listing out of total number
      (state, fed listing): a.                                                              changing 85 and 87 and moving 86 to                  of species (not monitored
      salmonids, b. other fish, c.                                                          developmental. Holly is gone until September         species)
      other organisms (amphibs,                                                             13 (8/30)
      molluscs)                                                                                                                           see www.natureserve.org
 86   MARINE SPECIES                        measure the inverse (species at risk); many       Hal Weeks (ODFW Marine Fisheries) should be Consider declaring this
      Percent of monitored marine           issues about assessing marine species are not     involved with this benchmark.               benchmark developmental,
      species not at risk: (state, fed      resolved                                                                                      because denominator data
      listing): a. fish, b. shellfish, c.                                                                                                 are incomplete
      other (mammals only - plant
      data n/a)                                                                                                                                  Add to FAQs: explanation
                                                                                                                                                 of "marine"

 87   TERRESTRIAL SPECIES                   measure the inverse (species at risk); use        Jimmy suggested talking to ODFW first.             Report species at risk
      Percent of monitored                  Nature Serve instead of federal & state at-risk                                                      based on Nature Serve
      terrestrial species not at risk:      listings                                          Rita contaced Holly Michaels (ODFW) about          listing out of total number
      (state, fed listing): a.                                                                changing 85 and 87 and moving 86 to                of species (not monitored
      vertebrates, b. invertebrates,                                                          developmental. Holly is gone until September       species)
      c. plants                                                                               13 (8/30)
                                                                                                                                                 see www.natureserve.org
 88 NATURAL HABITATS                        This new benchmark was approved by the board      Plan is to have Eastern Oregon data available      review Jimmy's
NEW (Proposed wording): Percent             in December 2004.                                 by December, but they're running a bit behind      suggestions on how to
    of land in Oregon that is a             (from 3-17-06 Assessment Committee notes):        due to staffing issues. Jimmy will prepare ideas   reportat second
    natural habitat: Blue                   Staff will continue to work with the benchmark    of how to report data, including maps for          Assessment Committee
    Mountains, Coast Range,                 workgroup to fine tune how it will be presented   website. (8/25)                                    meeting
    Columbia Plateau, East                  and report back to the committee. Some data
    Cascades, Northern Basin &              will be available for the 2007 Benchmark
    Range, Klamath Mountains,               Performance Report.
    Willamette Valley, and West
    Cascades




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