About the ResiStat Program
The ResiStat program is Somerville's effort to bring data-driven discussions and decision-making to residents. It strives to promote civic engagement with online tools – including a weekly email newsletter – and regular community meetings.
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The goal of ResiStat is to connect residents from all backgrounds to City Hall, providing valuable information to residents and using their feedback to improve city services.
ResiStat community meetings take place twice a year in each of Somerville’s seven wards. They usually occur in spring and fall. At these meetings, residents meet the mayor, their local councilors, and key City officials, such as police district commanders. Residents learn about important data underpinning decision-making in Somerville. This often includes budget projections, crime statistics, economic development figures and other relevant information. Each meeting begins with informal meet-and-greets and refreshments. You can find out which ward and precinct you live in with the MySomerville address lookup tool.
ResiStat's weekly City email newsletter informs residents about important City news, events, and information. We encourage residents to sign up for the newsletter below.
We also encourage residents to visit the Somerville Data Farm online portal, where you can find daily updates about things like 311 calls and police incidents. The Data Farm also includes a number of raw datasets. We invite residents to dive into this data and share any insights with City Hall.
Meetings & Presentations