New York’s recovery, economic competitiveness and continuing capacity to support its most vulnerable depends on making sure city services are high quality, efficient and affordable. That is why Mayor Eric Adams was spot-on to instruct agencies to identify 3% budget savings through a Program to Eliminate the Gap.
But PEGs are not the only strategy. Better managing of citywide functions such as fleet and space and working with labor to modernize work rules and benefits could provide more than a billion dollars in efficiency savings without sacrificing services. This way, the city can get the best value for what it spends and reduce the likelihood of future wrenching
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