More Politics As Usual From Nathan Fletcher

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Latest Fletcher Political Game: Rich Downtown Insiders Handpick Their Choice for Mayor Today State Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher’s masterful gamesmanship continued as he attempted to use his millionaire campaign backers to make the case for his independence. Ironically, the wealthy downtown insiders featured at the press conference are the same people who have contributed tens of thousands of dollars to his …

DeMaio Proposes 100-Day “Managing for Results Plan” to Restructure City Government & End Automatic Salary Hikes

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Taps 5 Members of “Management Transformation Team” Carl DeMaio today unveiled his 10-point “Managing for Results Plan” detailing reforms DeMaio will accomplish in the first 100 days to restructure city government into a leaner, performance-based organization. “If we want to improve results for taxpayers, we must fundamentally change how city departments are managed,” DeMaio noted.  “Leadership starts at the top …

Faulconer pushes to bring City technology into 21st century

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Are you reading this using a computer system from the 1980’s? You’re probably not firing up a Commodore 64 each morning, yet much of the City’s information technology network still uses decades-old systems. This morning Council President Pro Tem Kevin Faulconer joined Mayor Jerry Sanders and Councilmember Lorie Zapf to unveil the potential savings from two competitively bid IT services contracts. He called on …

City Still Swimming In Red Ink

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Gimmicks aside, the annual budget deficit remains $50 million, with $318 million needed to restore service to 2003 levels City Councilmember Carl DeMaio today released a fiscal assessment of the Mayor’s proposed FY 2013 budget which reveals that instead of a truly balanced budget, the city will run an operating deficit of at least $50 million. When accounting for lost …

Faulconer to Review Over 300 Recommendations to Improve City Operations and Boost Efficiencies

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Audit Committee to also consider proposal that could recover up to $500,000 from payment errors   Have an idea to fix City Hall and save taxpayer dollars? The independent City Auditor has over 300. This morning at 9:00 at City Hall, Council President Pro Tem Kevin Faulconer — chair of the City Audit Committee —  will be reviewing 313 recommendations …