Thursday, November 27th, 2014

About the Carlos-O-Meter

How the Carlos-O-Meter works

We gave the Carlos-O-Meter six levels. The first three provide a broad picture of whether Carlos A. Gimenez is making progress; the final three indicate whether he kept the promise:

Not Yet Rated — Every promise begins at this level and retains this rating until we see evidence of progress — or evidence that the promise has stalled.

In the Works — This is our broad category to indicate the promise has been proposed or is being considered.

Stalled — There is no movement on the promise, perhaps because of limitations on money, opposition from council members or a shift in priorities.

Promise Broken — The promise has not been fulfilled. This could occur because of lack of support from the County Council or other group that was critical for the promise to be fulfilled.

Compromise — Promises will earn this rating when they accomplish substantially less than Gimenez’s original statement but when there is still a significant accomplishment that is consistent with the goal of his original promise.

Promise Kept — They’ll earn this rating when the original promise is mostly or completely fulfilled.