Scoreboards of Previous City Councils

The distribution of Orders and Resolutions introduced by city councillors can provide insight into how they approach their job and how they spend their time and staff resources. (Orders with multiple sponsors count once in the totals. Councillor names added at the time of the vote are not included.)

P - Policy orders

I - Requests for information from the City Manager and City departments

R - Rules and procedural items, such as the scheduling of hearings

M - Maintenance orders: fixing things, putting in stop signs, potholes, traffic, etc.

D - Death resolutions

C - Congratulations, get-well wishes, birthdays, naming of street corners, etc.

A - Announcements of upcoming events, holidays, proclamations, etc.

F - Foreign and national policy matters

Caveat: Merely filing a City Council order does not mean that constructive results will follow. The more successful initiatives are those which are accompanied by significant amounts of staff time and effort by the city councillors. On the other hand, some policy orders and requests for information can consume enormous amounts of staff time. The mere filing of such an order can thus be a counterproductive measure if the order is either frivolous or has no hope of leading to a productive result.

Number of Orders and Resolutions
2015 Total: 1261
2014 Total: 1330
2013 Total: 1369
2012 Total: 1312
2011 Total: 1636
2010 Total: 1506
2009 Total: 1280
2008 Total: 1530
2007 Total: 2779
2006 Total: 2979
2005 Total: 3114
2004 Total: 2144
2003 Total: 2040
2002 Total: 1936
2001 Total: 2102
2000 Total: 2063
1999 Total: 1918
(some early figures approximate)

Council Orders and Resolutions:
2014-2015 Final Results
Councillor  P I R M D C A F
Benzan 63 32 5 16 28 264 7 5
Carlone 46 12 10 9 0 29 1 6
Cheung 111 40 14 37 30 335 9 3
Kelley 22 23 6 17 0 8 1 0
Maher 24 4 26 11 230 237 16 1
Mazen 68 27 10 13 0 8 2 8
McGovern 77 32 9 28 6 204 5 1
Simmons 73 31 14 22 58 234 5 10
Toomey 28 19 6 26 176 111 1 0
Total 317 140 84 144 487 1355 42 22
City Council Committee meetings
chaired and attended (2014-2015)
Councillor Chaired Attended
Carlone 53 106
Mazen 17 102
McGovern 14 92
Benzan 52 88
Kelley 10 78
Cheung 7 75
Simmons 21 69
Toomey 6 48
Mayor Maher 0 36
Mayor chairs all Council and School Committee meetings

City Council Committees
for 2014-2015

(with links to reports)

City Council Rules
2014-2015

2015 City Council
Agenda Notes

2014 City Council
Agenda Notes

 

Council Orders and Resolutions:
2012-2013 Final Results
  P I R M D C A F
Cheung 87 60 8 42 15 385 7 7
Davis 39 14 22 5 22 365 18 3
Decker 27 9 4 1 16 124 2 2
Kelley 10 28 8 18 3 15 2 0
Maher 10 4 18 4 232 96 1 0
Reeves 19 5 2 6 45 166 3 2
Simmons 40 16 8 16 49 278 11 4
Toomey 24 26 6 21 241 125 4 0
vanBeuzekom 60 45 10 18 3 37 2 2
Total 269 184 80 125 553 1405 48 17
City Council Committee meetings
chaired and attended (2012-2013)
Councillor Chaired Attended
vanBeuzekom 10 109
Cheung 24 90
Kelley 14 80
Mayor Davis 0 57
Simmons 7 56
Maher 43 55
Reeves 15 52
Toomey 6 34
Decker 15 33
Mayor chairs all Council and School Committee meetings
There were 131 committee meetings during 2012-2013.

City Council Committees
for 2012-2013

(with links to reports)

City Council Rules
2012-2013

2013 City Council
Agenda Notes

2012 City Council
Agenda Notes

Council Orders and Resolutions:
2010-2011 Final Results

2010-2011  P I R M D C A F
Cheung 88 56 7 73 5 305 15 5
Davis 50 20 8 24 31 91 13 7
Decker 32 30 2 22 29 205 6 116
Kelley 17 43 11 9 1 5 4 0
Maher 27 8 26 15 276 478 21 3
Reeves 26 14 7 16 20 170 7 7
Seidel 20 43 14 14 13 50 1 1
Simmons 38 10 6 39 35 259 39 6
Toomey 39 37 6 37 289 181 11 1
Total 246 226 72 233 568 1557 109 131
City Council Committee meetings
chaired and attended (2010-2011)
Councillor Chaired Attended
Cheung 21 84
Seidel 36 70
Davis 16 60
Kelley 10 43
Reeves 6 36
Simmons 9 32
Mayor Maher 0 32
Toomey 18 28
Decker 17 24
Mayor chairs all Council and School Committee meetings
There were 121 committee meetings during 2010-2011.

City Council Committees
for 2010-2011

(with links to reports)

City Council Rules
2010-2011

[adopted Jan 4, 2010,
amended Apr 5, 2010]

2011 City Council
Agenda Notes

2010 City Council
Agenda Notes

Council Orders and Resolutions:
2008-2009 Final Results
2008-2009 P I R M D C A F
Davis 93 51 23 32 25 138 15 1
Decker 61 47 2 23 12 125 9 457
Kelley 27 72 18 22 1 16 6 1
Maher 25 19 10 18 158 76 3 0
Murphy 19 14 3 5 9 24 4 2
Reeves 10 11 4 8 27 73 9 2
Seidel 44 54 13 12 2 33 3 2
Simmons 66 22 20 33 46 425 35 5
Toomey 41 57 9 54 287 128 3 1
Ward 7 4 1 1 5 11 0 0
Total 294 304 77 175 473 939 82 466

* Murphy resigned on February 9, 2009
Ward succeeded Murphy on Mar 2, 2009

City Council Committee meetings
chaired and attended (2008-2009)
Councillor Chaired Attended
Seidel 22 75
Davis 20 65
Kelley 12 51
Reeves 17 47
Maher 31 44
Mayor Simmons 0 37
Toomey 4 34
Murphy* 22 26
Ward* 1 23
Decker 11 20
Mayor chairs all Council and School Committee meetings
There were 113 committee meetings during 2008-2009.

* Murphy resigned on February 9, 2009
Ward succeeded Murphy on Mar 2, 2009

City Council Committees
for 2008-2009

(with links to reports)
Final

City Council Goals:
FY2009-10

(approved Feb 2, 2009)

2009 City Council
Agenda Notes

2008 City Council
Agenda Notes

Council Orders and Resolutions:
2006-2007 Final Results
 2006-2007 P I R M D C A F
Davis 130 69 31 67 35 147 17 6
Decker 51 31 6 32 9 119 10 1570
Galluccio 58 55 6 35 341 151 3 3
Kelley 85 129 14 42 2 39 3 1
Maher* 4 4 0 4 16 8 0 0
Murphy 62 11 13 23 8 99 6 2
Reeves 39 10 6 17 66 446 80 2
Simmons 78 53 19 47 30 147 15 1
Sullivan* 90 69 24 113 763 550 68 4
Toomey 50 37 7 59 276 162 19 4
Total 412 364 96 343 1199 1566 197 1581

* Maher succeeded Sullivan on Sept 10, 2007

City Council Committee meetings
chaired and attended (2006-2007)
Councillor Chaired Attended
Davis 16 73
Sullivan* 36 61
Kelley 14 61
Murphy 26 50
Simmons 18 50
Toomey 13 40
Decker 20 34
Galluccio 7 33
Mayor Reeves 0 26
Maher* 0 2
Mayor chairs all Council and School Committee meetings
There were 114 committee meetings during 2006-2007.

* Maher succeeded Sullivan on Sept 10, 2007

City Council Committees
for 2006-2007

(with links to reports)

City Council Rules
2006-2007

[Rule 26 amended Feb 27, 2006]

City Council Goals: FY2008
(approved Dec 18, 2006)

FY2006-2007
City Council Goals

2007 City Council
Agenda Notes

2006 City Council
Agenda Notes

Council Orders and Resolutions:
2004-2005 Final Results
2004-2005 P I R M D C A F
Davis 104 79 17 61 29 107 21 3
Decker 74 17 9 16 17 156 11 1091
Galluccio 79 37 9 40 308 107 5 3
Maher 22 23 11 20 120 105 5 1
Murphy 66 34 9 31 6 92 6 4
Reeves 47 26 11 30 38 166 14 4
Simmons 90 66 26 64 34 134 3 2
Sullivan 113 62 16 89 711 826 180 20
Toomey 55 28 9 48 326 142 18 0
Total 404 286 84 325 1154 1651 239 1115
City Council Committee meetings
chaired and attended (2004-2005)
Councillor Chaired Attended
Henrietta Davis 25 92
E. Denise Simmons 29 91
Brian Murphy 31 78
Mayor Michael Sullivan 0 78
Kenneth E. Reeves 32 55
Timothy Toomey 21 52
David Maher 7 50
Marjorie Decker 18 41
Anthony Galluccio 13 40
Mayor chairs all Council and School Committee meetings
There were 148 committee meetings during 2004-2005.

City Council Committees
for 2004-2005

(with links to reports)

City Council Rules:
2004-2005

 

Council Orders and Resolutions:
2002-2003 Final Results
2002-2003 P I R M D C A F
Davis 93 81 40 38 23 175 27 5
Decker 48 24 11 4 10 87 7 5
Galluccio 47 23 10 21 547 116 2 3
Maher 20 17 17 30 130 124 4 2
Murphy 49 15 16 7 6 103 2 5
Reeves 34 30 8 28 50 176 24 2
Simmons 38 35 11 26 19 53 9 1
Sullivan 77 51 27 72 608 951 105 6
Toomey 33 38 6 46 380 165 35 1
Total 258 251 104 210 1233 1718 193 9
City Council Committee meetings
chaired and attended (2002-2003)
Councillor Chaired Attended
Henrietta Davis 28 96
Brian Murphy 37 84
E. Denise Simmons 28 75
David Maher 42 62
Mayor Michael Sullivan 0 44
Kenneth E. Reeves 11 43
Timothy Toomey 3 34
Marjorie Decker 10 31
Anthony Galluccio 4 24
Mayor chairs all Council and School Committee meetings
There were 145 committee meetings during 2002-2003.

City Council Committees
for 2002-2003

Council Goals 2002

Council Orders and Resolutions:
2000-2001 Final Results
2000-2001 P I R M D C A F
Born 53 40 18 18 27 56 9 1
Braude 32 31 15 5 2 19 7 0
Davis 77 56 33 46 26 122 43 2
Decker 50 46 15 30 14 161 20 3
Galluccio     30 50 12 21 763 566 174 2
Maher 29 17 10 31 168 165 7 1
Reeves 31 21 9 26 43 176 29 2
Sullivan 63 37 28 62 568 380 74 1
Toomey 40 50 10 37 379 199 63 0
Total 255 286 117 251 1289 1589 369 9
City Council Committee meetings
chaired (2002-2003)
Councillor Number of meetings chaired
Kathleen Born 36
Jim Braude 35
David Maher 34
Henrietta Davis 32
Michael Sullivan 22
Marjorie Decker 20
Timothy Toomey 5
Kenneth E. Reeves 4
Mayor Anthony Galluccio 0
Mayor chairs all Council and School Committee meetings
There were 153 committee meetings during 2000-2001.

City Council Committees
for 2000-2001

Council Orders and Resolutions:
1999 Final Results
TOTALS P I R M D C A F
Born 31 31 9 16 6 27 4 2
Davis 43 38 8 22 13 63 14 1
Duehay 26 3 9 7 13 123 44 1
Galluccio 25 15 6 14 456 133 17 2
Reeves 21 18 4 12 26 82 24 1
Russell 21 14 3 13 74 59 12 1
Sullivan 38 15 3 17 269 118 26 1
Toomey 25 24 10 28 179 113 37 1
Triantafillou 31 13 5 1 46 50 14 1
Total 210 162 43 123 550 655 167 8