Choices that Created the Oregon Mystique: Governor Tom McCall's Foresight and Accomplishments

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McCall is best known for landmark environmental initiatives, but he was also a pioneer of performance management. His systematic and outcome-based planning extended to government budgeting and management of public programs. This is documented in the 1968 "Proposed Accomplishments for Oregon State Government 1969-1971" and the 1970 "Goals for a Livable Oregon: An Action Partnership for the '70s."

McCall set performance measures not only for state programs, but local and federal programs. He wrote that "Goals for a Livable Oregon" was a "successful effort in bringing greater rationality to state decisions and providing a means for holding governments accountable for their levels of accomplishment."


For more direct access, use the following links to view individual sections of "Goals for a Livable Oregon" in PDF format.

Cover letter from Governor McCall



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Index to "Goals for a Livable Oregon"

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