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.
The Blueprint for a Transition to Performance-based Budgeting was prepared after Los Angeles faced unprecedented budgetary challenges following the national economic crisis.
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.
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.
Dedicated to government accountability and improving taxpayer value, the Florida TaxWatch launched a task force to examine Florida’s budget and tax structure. The Florida TaxWatch report provides suggestions to eliminate the current waste of taxpayer dollars within state government.
The Indiana Office of Management & Budget solicited an outside controls and performance audit after two significant errors were found within the Department of Revenue’s information technology and financial systems.
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.
Minnesota’s Drive to Excellence initiative is a multiyear effort dedicated to the effective, efficient, and economical delivery of state government services.