The idea is that the departments take a closer look at how they can save money internally while still meeting their goals, said Deputy Controller Harvey Rice.
The Controller was inspired by budget hearings when department heads were unable to articulate how they could cut 5% of their budget and still function.
"How can they meet their goals more effectively and efficiently?" Rice asked. The Controller wants the departments to figure it out before they get a performance audit.
City Council is not one of the five pilot departments in the program.
The BRT is a patronage-packed office (the part-time workers make $70,000 a year) that has not been able to justify, in any logical manner, their wildly inaccurate property assessments.
Seriously. We get a chance to respond in kind May 18 on a ballot measure to abolish the BRT forever. See you at the polls.
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At a time when Nutter’s support was stagnant, his milquetoast image hardening, the board offered itself up as an easily condemnable villain.