Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Eliminate waste

One way to find the money necessary to provide needed services to the State’s residents is to eliminate waste and duplication in government. Adam Lisberg of the Daily News reports on how a deputy mayor in New York City is trying to do just that.
Deputy Mayor for Operations Stephen Goldsmith said the city will shrink its office space and vehicle fleets, centralize how it buys parts and manages computers and take other less-than-glamorous - but necessary - steps to save $500 million a year by 2014.

"The quality of customer service can go up at the same time we save taxpayer dollars," said Goldsmith, who said the city is paying for 10,000 desks with no employees at them.

The rest of the article is here.