Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched a committee to examine the potential for the city of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois to combine efforts to reduce costs, streamline resident interactions, and enhance service provisions between the two vicinities.
Stemming from the drastic financial impact of the most recent economic crisis, the City of Cleveland Management & Efficiency Study focuses on financial and operational constraints related to the city’s General Fund operating budget.
Upon taking office, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Jr. sought effective and modern ways to improve state government operations, and subsequently launched the Colorado Government Efficiency and Management (GEM) Performance Review to outline potential efficiency improvements within the Colorado government.
New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s aspirations to make city government more efficient led to the Maximizing Efficiency in the New York City Government report, which presents a concrete plan to save taxpayers millions of dollars and prepares New York City to properly operate in the 21st century.
The nineteen Albany County local governments involved in the Government Efficiency Plan devised a countywide collaboration to enhance service agreements and mergers between the county’s local governments and special districts.
In response to the need to fill a projected gap in infrastructure funding, city of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed launched a commission to identify cost-saving strategies within Atlanta’s government.
In response to the national economic crisis and across-the-board budget cuts, Iowa Governor Chet Culver launched the Iowa Efficiency Review to refocus state government goals on budget-saving results rather than processes.
The state of Louisiana launched the Government Efficiency Management Support Project to compile a comprehensive analysis of government operations and to recommend potential efficiency improvements.
As part of a broad effort to redesign and transform the performance of New York State government, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for the creation of the Spending and Government Efficiency (SAGE) Commission.
The Kenney Transition Report was commissioned by Philadelphia Mayor-elect Jim Kenney to prepare for his transition period into office. The mayor’s mission in creating the committees was to ensure that suggested recommendations fostered an accountable, accessible government.