Our success has been anchored by consistent and transparent political leadership coupled with thoughtful community-based planning and data-driven operations.
Steady political leadership with four-year mayoral terms and alternating two-year City Council terms
AA- bond rating from Standard & Poor’s, the city’s highest rating in at least 40 years
New Bedford’s adopted budget document is a recipient of the Government Finance Officers’ Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
New Bedford’s Fire Department is one of three in the state that has the ISO 1 rating (the others being Boston & Cambridge)
See-Click-Fix allows users to report issues and submit work requests on city infrastructure, such as potholes and graffiti