Inefficiencies in government are a frustrating reality. City departments should be required to operate within specified parameters that direct all efforts towards meeting certain goals. These goals include how effective the department: 1) fulfills its mission; 2) serves the public; 3) stays within its budget.
In addition, a firsthand evaluation of programs by an independent auditor should be conducted to ascertain the level of efficacy that each program provides. The city ought to be investing in those programs that have a proven record and add value to our social fabric.
There is no room to support programs that don’t work, and we should not tolerate it.