The City has chosen not to publish benchmarking data. We have compared ourselves to other Cities when making specific decisions on: organization structure, compensation staffing, service delivery, franchise fees and utility rates. Each City is different and we don’t analyze the overall budget or tax rate of each neighboring or comparable City. None of the cities sharing a border with Hopkins would be comparable based on population, demographics or tax capacity. It is not an apples to apples comparison, we try to make the best decisions for Hopkins.