Mayor Jerry Sanders has completed his streamlining initiative on another city department, this time saying he could save just less than $4 million a year from the budget of the Environmental Services Department.

The mayor is scheduled to make the announcement tomorrow at a press conference. His office says $39.5 million can be saved. Careful, though, that’s over the next 10 years. For this year, the office says, $2.46 million can be saved if the City Council obliges.

The mayor has employed the streamlining – known eloquently as business process reengineering – throughout city departments. The process has been completed in contracting and purchasing, human resources and information technology.

The City Council’s Independent Budget Analyst will evaluate Sanders’ savings estimates. Earlier in the month, she opined that a $3.8 million savings forecasted by Sanders’ BPR for the contracts and purchasing department would be hard to measure and spread out over time.

The mayor’s press conference is slated for 10 a.m. at Miramar Landfill.


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