Mayor Bloomberg Wants to Save You Money

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Mayor Bloomberg delivered his State of the City address yesterday, pledging that 2010 will be all about saving money. He announced the creation of a new task force that will "consolidate," "centralize" and "reduce" the size of the city government. Early plans include cutting the number of city vehicles and reducing city office space by 10 percent over four years, saving $40 million in rent and energy costs. Several city agencies will also be combined, including the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Administration for Children’s Services, a change that should result in fewer young people going to jail. Seems pretty hard to argue with that.

Bloomberg Highlights Strategy of Savings for City [NYT]