About Neighborhood SB Stat
Neighborhoods SB Stat began as a focus on Utilities in mid-2017 and then was expanded in mid-2018 to include other departments that contribute to the well-being of South Bend’s neighborhoods.
Featured Update: Rebuilding Our Streets Plan
Raising the bar for South Bend streets through data-driven, transparent, and equitable strategies
In 2020, Mayor Mueller set an important goal for the Public Works team: Develop a strategic plan for our city streets formed by data analysis, financial modeling, resident engagement, and great deliberation amongst City staff. Through the Neighborhood Stat process, the City established guiding principles that would become touchstones for the plan: 1) Fix failed streets, 2) Raise the bar, 3) Create geographical equity, 4) Make data-driven decisions, and 5) Share data and be more transparent. This provided the foundation for two policy objectives: 1) Repair all “failed” streets in South Bend over the next year and 2) Continually improve the average citywide PASER (i.e. street condition) over the next ten years.