Running a city is a tall order. Not only must government officials navigate local politics, but they also must strive to balance the public’s interests with the city’s responsibilities and resources. And because resources generally grow limited as population sizes increase, especially when such increases occur rapidly, not all individual needs can or will be served.
Consequently, city leaders must choose which services are most essential to provide, which agencies’ budgets to cut, whether and how high to raise taxes, among other important decisions that affect the daily lives of residents. Those decisions, in turn, translate to a city’s operating efficiency and overall quality of life.
WalletHub’s analysts compared 150 of the largest cities according to how well they are managed by their leaders. In order to make such a comparison, it examined each city’s performance on six key indicators, including financial stability, education, health, safety, economy as well as infrastructure and pollution.
The following Texas cities including Dallas made it to the top 150 list - other cities include El Paso, Arlington, Corpus Christi, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, Garland, San Antonio, & Lubbock. No wonder there has been constant influx and relocation of folks from all over the country into Dallas metro area!